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Medications for Pain

About Pain:  An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage.

Drugs Used to Treat Pain

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

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
tramadol C 4 X 569 reviews
6.0

Generic name: tramadol systemic

Brand names:  Ultram, Ultram ER, ConZip, Rybix ODT, Ryzolt, Ultram ODT …show all

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Norco C 2 X 158 reviews
7.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

gabapentin Off Label C N X 286 reviews
6.0

Generic name: gabapentin systemic

Drug class: gamma-aminobutyric acid analogs

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Off Label: Yes

oxycodone N 2 X 420 reviews
8.0

Generic name: oxycodone systemic

Brand names:  OxyContin, Roxicodone, Dazidox, ETH-Oxydose, Oxaydo, Oxydose, Oxyfast, OxyIR, Roxicodone Intensol, RoxyBond, Xtampza ER …show all

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

ibuprofen C N X 35 reviews
7.0

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Brand names:  Advil, Motrin, IBU, A-G Profen, Actiprofen, Addaprin, Advil Children's, Advil Infant's Concentrated Drops, Advil Liqui-Gels, Advil Migraine, Caldolor, Children's Motrin, Genpril, Haltran, Ibu-4, Ibu-6, Ibu-8, IBU-200, Ibu-Tab, Midol IB, Motrin Childrens, Motrin IB, Motrin Infant Drops, Motrin Junior Strength, Nuprin, Proprinal, Q-Profen …show all

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Vicodin C 2 X 106 reviews
7.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

acetaminophen / hydrocodone C 2 X 507 reviews
7.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

Brand names:  Norco, Vicodin, Lortab, Vicodin ES, Lorcet 10 / 650, Anexsia, Co-Gesic, Hycet, Liquicet, Lorcet, Lorcet Plus, Maxidone, Stagesic, Theracodophen Low 90, Verdrocet, Vicodin HP, Xodol, Zamicet, Zolvit, Zydone, Zyfrel …show all

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Dilaudid C 2 X 226 reviews
8.0

Generic name: hydromorphone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

OxyContin N 2 X 194 reviews
8.0

Generic name: oxycodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

acetaminophen C N X 34 reviews
7.0

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Brand names:  Tylenol, Paracetamol, Tylenol Arthritis Pain, Abenol, Acephen, Actamin, Actimol Children's, Actimol Infant, Altenol, Aminofen, Anacin Aspirin Free, Apra, Arthritis Pain Relief, Atasol, Cetafen, Children's Silapap, Children's Tylenol, Dolono, Elixsure Fever / Pain, Equaline Pain Relief, Febrol Solution, Feverall, Genapap, Genebs, Infant's Tylenol, Jr. Tylenol, Mapap, Mapap Arthritis Pain, Mapap Children's, Mapap Infant Drops, Medi-Tabs, Nortemp Children's, Ofirmev, Q-Pap, Redutemp, Silapap Childrens, Tactinal, Tempra Quicklets, Topcare 8 Hour Pain Relief, Topcare Arthritis Pain Relief, Tycolene, Tylenol 8 Hour, Tylophen, Vitapap …show all

Drug class: miscellaneous analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

hydrocodone C 2 X 150 reviews
5.0

Generic name: hydrocodone systemic

Brand names:  Zohydro ER, Hysingla ER, Vantrela ER

Drug class: narcotic analgesics, antitussives

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Percocet C 2 X 180 reviews
8.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / oxycodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Tylenol C N X 9 reviews
6.0

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Lortab C 2 X 89 reviews
7.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Celebrex C N 67 reviews
7.0

Generic name: celecoxib systemic

Drug class: cox-2 inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Ultram C 4 X 116 reviews
6.0

Generic name: tramadol systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Paracetamol C N X 4 reviews
6.0

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

naproxen C N X 76 reviews
6.0

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Brand names:  Aleve, Naprosyn, Anaprox-DS, Aflaxen, All Day Pain Relief, All Day Relief, Anaprox, EC-Naprosyn, Flanax Pain Reliever, Midol Extended Relief, Naprelan …show all

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Toradol C N X 154 reviews
7.0

Generic name: ketorolac systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

ketorolac C N X 245 reviews
7.0

Generic name: ketorolac systemic

Brand names:  Toradol, Toradol IV / IM, Sprix

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

amitriptyline C N X 197 reviews
7.0

Generic name: amitriptyline systemic

Drug class: tricyclic antidepressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

acetaminophen / oxycodone C 2 X 404 reviews
8.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / oxycodone systemic

Brand names:  Percocet, Percocet 5 / 325, Percocet 10 / 325, Endocet, Percocet 7.5 / 325, Roxicet, Magnacet, Nalocet, Narvox, Percocet 2.5 / 325, Perloxx, Primlev, Roxilox, Tylox, Xartemis XR, Xolox …show all

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Nucynta C 2 X 231 reviews
6.0

Generic name: tapentadol systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Demerol C 2 X 55 reviews
9.0

Generic name: meperidine systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Tylenol with Codeine #3 C M X 93 reviews
5.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / codeine systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Topics under Pain

Alternative treatments for Pain

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Pain. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Pain.

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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 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 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 in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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