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Analgesics effects and Risks

September 6, 2013 – 11:04
Analgesics effects and Risks

Although analgesics may help to control pain in the short-term,with over-use or prolonged use they can cause unpleasant side effects,including: Nausea and vomiting Stomach ulcers Chronic headaches Decreased appetite Constipation or diarrhoea Abdominal pain Kidney damage Aggravation of asthma Dizziness Skin rash Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) Heartburn. The type,number of and intensity of negative effects will depend upon: The type of analgesic being …

Analgesic tablets side effects

September 6, 2013 – 11:03
Analgesic tablets side effects

Drug Factsheets Health HomeMedications (methocarbamol - ibuprofen) DIN (Drug Identification Number) ANALGESIC AND MUSCLE RELAXANT TABLET How does Analgesic and Muscle Relaxant work? What will it do for me? This is a combination product containing 2 medications: methocarbamol and ibuprofen. It is used to relieve pain associated with muscle spasm such as strains and sprains, back pain, and tense neck muscles. Methocarbamol belongs to a class of medications …

Analgesic to reduce inflammation

September 6, 2013 – 11:04
Analgesic to reduce inflammation

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pain medications, commonly referred to as NSAIDs (pronounced en-sayds), are some of the most commonly prescribed medications, especially for patients with orthopedic problems such as arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis. These medications are available over-the-counter (e.g. Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve) or as a prescription (e.g. Celebrex, DayPro, Relafen). NSAIDs are effective at pain relief (analgesia), and to reduce swelling …

Analgesics negative effects

September 6, 2013 – 11:04
Analgesics negative effects

Although analgesics may help to control pain in the short-term,with over-use or prolonged use they can cause unpleasant side effects,including: Nausea and vomiting Stomach ulcers Chronic headaches Decreased appetite Constipation or diarrhoea Abdominal pain Kidney damage Aggravation of asthma Dizziness Skin rash Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) Heartburn. The type,number of and intensity of negative effects will depend upon: The type of analgesic being …

Analgesics with alcohol

September 6, 2013 – 11:06
Analgesics with alcohol

Many older adults suffer from pain and a significant proportion have unhealthy alcohol use. To examine the relationship between pain and alcohol problems among the elderly, researchers studied 401 community-dwelling older adults (aged 62-72 years) at baseline and 3 years later. At baseline, a greater proportion of problem drinkers* than nonproblem drinkers reported moderate to very severe pain (about 43% versus 30%) and functional impairment from …

Opiate analgesics side effects

September 6, 2013 – 11:03
Opiate analgesics side effects

Opioid analgesics are commonly known as narcotics. They are most commonly used to treat acute pain after an injury or surgery, but may sometimes also be used to treat pain associated with certain cancers or other chronic medical conditions. While opioid analgesics are extremely effective at relieving discomfort, they have a number of side effects that can become persistent and bothersome. High doses or chronic use of opioids increases the likelihood …

Analgesics are most effective when given

September 6, 2013 – 11:04
Analgesics are most effective when given

Medical Mythology Sanjay Arora, MD;* Jonathan G. Wagner, BA;† Mel Herbert, MD, MB BS, BMedSci‡ *Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine and Assistant Residency Director, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles County + University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Department of Emergency Medicine, Los Angeles, Calif. †Keck School of Medicine, LAC+USC Department of Emergency Medicine, Los Angeles, Calif. ‡Associate Professor of Medicine, Keck School of …

Effects of Analgesics

September 6, 2013 – 11:04
Effects of Analgesics

Although analgesics may help to control pain in the short-term,with over-use or prolonged use they can cause unpleasant side effects,including: Nausea and vomiting Stomach ulcers Chronic headaches Decreased appetite Constipation or diarrhoea Abdominal pain Kidney damage Aggravation of asthma Dizziness Skin rash Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) Heartburn. The type,number of and intensity of negative effects will depend upon: The type of analgesic being …