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Medications for Pain

Drugs associated with Pain

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

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

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
tramadol Rx C 4 X 473 reviews
6.0

Generic name: tramadol systemic

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

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
oxycodone Rx B 2 X 392 reviews
8.0

Generic name: oxycodone systemic

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

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
gabapentin Off Label Rx C N X 195 reviews
6.0

Generic name: gabapentin systemic

Drug class: gamma-aminobutyric acid analogs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off Label: Yes

 
acetaminophen / hydrocodone Rx C 2 X 423 reviews
8.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

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

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
ibuprofen Rx/OTC C N X 28 reviews
7.0

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

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

 
acetaminophen Rx/OTC C N X 24 reviews
7.0

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Brand names:  Tylenol, Paracetamol, Tylenol Arthritis Pain, Tylenol 8 Hour, Mapap, Abenol, Acephen, Actamin, Actimol Children's, Actimol Infant, Altenol, Aminofen, Anacin Aspirin Free, Apra, Arthritis Pain Relief, Atasol, Cetafen, Children's ElixSure, Children's Silapap, Children's Tylenol, Dolono, Elixsure Fever / Pain, Equaline Pain Relief, Febrol Solution, Feverall, Genapap, Genebs, Infant's Tylenol, Jr. Tylenol, Little Fevers, 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, Triaminic Fever Reducer Pain Reliever, Tycolene, Tylophen, Vitapap

Drug class: miscellaneous analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
acetaminophen / oxycodone Rx C 2 X 368 reviews
8.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / oxycodone systemic

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

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
naproxen Rx/OTC C N X 52 reviews
6.0

Generic name: naproxen systemic

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

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
methadone Rx C 2 X 156 reviews
8.0

Generic name: methadone systemic

Brand names:  Methadone Diskets, Methadose, Dolophine

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
hydrocodone Rx C 2 X 68 reviews
6.0

Generic name: hydrocodone systemic

Brand names:  Zohydro ER, Hysingla ER

Drug class: narcotic analgesics, antitussives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
amitriptyline Rx C N X 134 reviews
7.0

Generic name: amitriptyline systemic

Drug class: tricyclic antidepressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
morphine Rx C 2 X 156 reviews
8.0

Generic name: morphine systemic

Brand names:  MS Contin, Kadian, MSIR, Oramorph SR, Roxanol, Astramorph PF, Duramorph, Infumorph, MorphaBond, RMS, Roxanol-T

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
hydromorphone Rx C 2 X 234 reviews
8.0

Generic name: hydromorphone systemic

Brand names:  Dilaudid, Dilaudid-HP, Exalgo, Palladone

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
aspirin Rx/OTC N N X 5 reviews
8.0

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Brand names:  Bayer Aspirin, Arthritis Pain, Ascriptin, Aspergum, Aspiritab, Buffasal, Bufferin Low Dose, Ecotrin, 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

 
diclofenac Rx D N X 94 reviews
7.0

Generic name: diclofenac systemic

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

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
acetaminophen / codeine Rx C M X 96 reviews
5.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / codeine systemic

Brand names:  Tylenol with Codeine #3, Aceta w/ Codeine, Tylenol with Codeine, Tylenol with Codeine #4, Capital w/ Codeine, Cocet Plus, Codrix

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
ketorolac Rx C N X 170 reviews
7.0

Generic name: ketorolac systemic

Brand names:  Toradol, Toradol IV / IM, Sprix

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
codeine Rx C 2 X 31 reviews
7.0

Generic name: codeine systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics, antitussives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
etodolac Rx C N X 36 reviews
7.0

Generic name: etodolac systemic

Brand names:  Lodine, Lodine XL

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
fentanyl Rx C 2 X 158 reviews
8.0

Generic name: fentanyl systemic

Brand names:  Actiq, Duragesic, Duragesic-25, Duragesic-50, Duragesic-75, Duragesic-100, Duragesic-12, Fentora, Ionsys, Sublimaze

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
hydrocodone / ibuprofen Rx C 2 X 66 reviews
8.0

Generic name: hydrocodone / ibuprofen systemic

Brand names:  Vicoprofen, Ibudone, Reprexain, Xylon 10

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
hydroxyzine Rx N N X 14 reviews
5.0

Generic name: hydroxyzine systemic

Brand names:  Atarax, Vistaril, Hyzine

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
lidocaine Rx/OTC B N 70 reviews
5.0

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Brand names:  Lidoderm, Lidocaine Viscous, Aloe Vera Burn Relief Spray with Lidocaine, AneCream, AneCream with Tegaderm, Anestacon, Anestafoam, Apicaine-X, Bactine, CidalEaze, DermacinRx Lidotral´╗┐, Derma Numb, Eha Lotion, Glydo, Laryng-O-Jet Spray, LidaMantle, Lidocream, Lidopin, LidoRx, LidoRxKit, Lidosense 5, Lidovex, Lidozol, LMX 4, LMX 5, LTA II Kit, Medi-Quik Spray, RadiaGuard, Regenecare HA Spray, Senatec, Topicaine, Xylocaine Jelly, Xylocaine Topical, Xylocaine Viscous

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
nortriptyline Off Label Rx N N X 71 reviews
6.0

Generic name: nortriptyline systemic

Drug class: tricyclic antidepressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off Label: Yes

 
oxymorphone Rx C 2 X 182 reviews
8.0

Generic name: oxymorphone systemic

Brand names:  Opana, Opana ER, Numorphan

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
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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 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.

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