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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 Activity
butorphanol C 4 X 47 reviews
8.5

Generic name: butorphanol systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Butrans C 3 X 74 reviews
6.6

Generic name: buprenorphine systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

capsaicin B N 44 reviews
5.1

Generic name: capsaicin topical

Brand names:  Axsain, Capsagel Extra Strength, Capsagel Maximum Strength, Capsin, Capzasin, Capzasin-HP, Capzasin-P, Castiva Warming, Dolorac, Menthac Arthritis Cream with Capsaicin, Qutenza, Salonpas-Hot, Sloan's Liniment, Theragen HP, Zostrix, Zostrix Diabetic Foot Pain, Zostrix Sports …show all

Drug class: miscellaneous topical agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

CidalEaze B N Add review
0.0

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

DermacinRx Lidotral´╗┐ B N Add review
0.0

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

DermacinRx Lido V Pak B N Add review
0.0

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

Derma Numb B N Add review
0.0

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

diphenhydramine B N Add review
0.0

Generic name: diphenhydramine topical

Brand name:  Itch Relief

Drug class: topical antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

Duraclon C N X Add review
0.0

Generic name: clonidine systemic

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, centrally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Duramorph C 2 X 2 reviews
1.0

Generic name: morphine systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Duramorph PF C 2 X Add review
0.0

Generic name: morphine systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Eha Lotion B N Add review
0.0

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

ETH-Oxydose N 2 X Add review
0.0

Generic name: oxycodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Fentora C 2 X 5 reviews
9.0

Generic name: fentanyl systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Glydo B N Add review
0.0

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Hycet C 2 X Add review
0.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Ibuprofen PM N N X Add review
0.0

Generic name: diphenhydramine / ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

imipramine N N X 5 reviews
8.2

Generic name: imipramine systemic

Brand name:  Tofranil

Drug class: tricyclic antidepressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Indocin C N X 5 reviews
6.6

Generic name: indomethacin systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Indocin SR C N X 2 reviews
5.5

Generic name: indomethacin systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Infumorph C 2 X Add review
0.0

Generic name: morphine systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Itch Relief B N Add review
0.0

Generic name: diphenhydramine topical

Drug class: topical antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

ketoprofen C N X 13 reviews
9.8

Generic name: ketoprofen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

levorphanol C 2 X 21 reviews
7.5

Generic name: levorphanol systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

LidaMantle B N Add review
0.0

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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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Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
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 (CSA) 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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