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Medications for Back Pain

Drugs associated with Back Pain

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Back Pain: Back pain is a variably unpleasant sensation in the lumbar, lumbosacral, or cervical regions of the back. Causes include stress or injury involving the back muscles, disease or injury involving the back vertebrae or the spinal nerves and kidney infection.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
tramadol Rx C 4 X 125 reviews
6.0

Generic name: tramadol systemic

Brand names:  Ultram, ConZip, Ultram ER, Ryzolt, Ultram ODT, Rybix ODT

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Norco Rx C 2 X 67 reviews
8.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
acetaminophen / hydrocodone Rx C 2 X 169 reviews
8.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

Brand names:  Norco, Vicodin, Lortab, Vicodin ES, Lorcet 10 / 650, Hycet, Hydrocet, Vicodin HP, Xodol, Dolacet, Lorcet Plus, Maxidone, Zydone, Anexsia, Co-Gesic, Dolagesic, Liquicet, Stagesic, Theracodophen Low 90, Zamicet, Zolvit

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
Vicodin Rx C 2 X 12 reviews
7.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
ibuprofen Rx/OTC C N X 8 reviews
5.0

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Brand names:  Advil, Motrin, IBU, Advil Liqui-Gels, Ibu-6, Ibu-8, IBU-200, Motrin IB, Proprinal, A-G Profen, Actiprofen, Addaprin, Genpril, Haltran, Ibu-4, Ibu-Tab, Midol IB, Nuprin, Q-Profen

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Ultram Rx C 4 X 19 reviews
7.0

Generic name: tramadol systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
naproxen Rx/OTC C N X 65 reviews
6.0

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Brand names:  Aleve, Naprosyn, Anaprox, Naprelan, Leader Naproxen Sodium, Aflaxen, All Day Pain Relief, All Day Relief, Anaprox-DS, EC-Naprosyn, Flanax Pain Reliever, Midol Extended Relief

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Lortab Rx C 2 X 37 reviews
8.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Cymbalta Rx C N X 22 reviews
6.0

Generic name: duloxetine systemic

Drug class: serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
diclofenac Rx D N X 49 reviews
7.0

Generic name: diclofenac systemic

Brand names:  Voltaren, Cataflam, Zipsor, Voltaren-XR

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Vicodin ES Rx C 2 X 5 reviews
8.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Aleve Rx/OTC C N X 24 reviews
6.0

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Voltaren Rx D N X 15 reviews
7.0

Generic name: diclofenac systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Naprosyn Rx/OTC C N X 5 reviews
8.0

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Advil Rx/OTC C N X 2 reviews
3.0

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Cataflam Rx D N X 5 reviews
8.0

Generic name: diclofenac systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Bayer Aspirin Rx/OTC N N X 3 reviews
6.0

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Motrin Rx/OTC C N X 2 reviews
5.0

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Relafen Off Label Rx C N X 11 reviews
7.0

Generic name: nabumetone systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Ecotrin Rx/OTC N N X Add review
5.0

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Lorcet 10 / 650 Rx C 2 X 10 reviews
8.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Anaprox Rx/OTC C N X 3 reviews
5.0

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
aspirin Rx/OTC N N X 8 reviews
7.0

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Brand names:  Bayer Aspirin, Ecotrin, Arthritis Pain, Ascriptin, Aspergum, Aspiritab, Buffasal, Bufferin Low Dose, Ecpirin, Fasprin, Halfprin, Medi-Seltzer, ZORprin

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Hycet Rx C 2 X Add review
7.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
ConZip Rx C 4 X Add review
10

Generic name: tramadol systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Backache; Degenerative Disc Disease; Pain, back; Slipped Disc

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