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Medications for Pain

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

Medications 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
A-G Profen C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

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Abenol C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous analgesics

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Acephen C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous analgesics

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Aceta-Gesic N N X Add review Rate

Generic name: acetaminophen / diphenhydramine systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

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acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine / salicylamide N N X 2 reviews
5.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine / salicylamide systemic

Brand names:  Levacet, Painaid

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
acetaminophen / aspirin N N X 1 review
8.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / aspirin systemic

Brand name:  Goody's Body Pain

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
acetaminophen / caffeine / dihydrocodeine C 3 X 19 reviews
8.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / caffeine / dihydrocodeine systemic

Brand names:  Panlor DC, Panlor SS, Trezix, Zerlor

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
acetaminophen / caffeine N N X Add review
7.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / caffeine systemic

Brand names:  Excedrin Quick Tab, Excedrin Tension Headache

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
acetaminophen / codeine C M X 115 reviews
5.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / codeine systemic

Brand names:  Tylenol with Codeine #3, Tylenol with Codeine #4, Tylenol with Codeine, 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

 
acetaminophen / diphenhydramine N N X 5 reviews
8.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / diphenhydramine systemic

Brand names:  Tylenol PM, Aceta-Gesic, Excedrin PM, Headache Relief PM, Legatrin PM, Mapap PM, Midol PM, Night Time Pain, Pain Relief PM Extra Strength, Percogesic Extra Strength, Tylenol Sore Throat Nighttime, Unisom PM Pain

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
acetaminophen / guaifenesin N N X Add review Rate

Generic name: acetaminophen / guaifenesin systemic

Brand names:  Comtrex Deep Chest Cold, Theraflu Flu & Chest Congestion

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
acetaminophen / hydrocodone C 2 X 460 reviews
7.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

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

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
acetaminophen / oxycodone C 2 X 383 reviews
8.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / oxycodone systemic

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

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
acetaminophen / phenyltoloxamine / salicylamide C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: acetaminophen / phenyltoloxamine / salicylamide systemic

Brand names:  Be-Flex Plus, Duraxin, Ed-Flex

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
acetaminophen / phenyltoloxamine N N X 8 reviews
7.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / phenyltoloxamine systemic

Brand names:  Acuflex, Ali-Flex, Dologesic, Dologesic DF, Lagesic, Myophen, Percogesic, Relagesic, RhinoFlex 650, Zflex, Zgesic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
acetaminophen / tramadol C 4 X 41 reviews
7.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / tramadol systemic

Brand names:  Ultracet, Tramapap

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
acetaminophen C N X 30 reviews
7.0

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Brand names:  Tylenol, Paracetamol, Tylenol Arthritis Pain, Tylenol 8 Hour, Acephen, Mapap, Abenol, 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 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, Tylophen, Vitapap

Drug class: miscellaneous analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Actamin C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous analgesics

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Actimol Children's C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous analgesics

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Actimol Infant C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous analgesics

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Actiprofen C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Actiq C 2 X 6 reviews
9.0

Generic name: fentanyl systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Acuflex N N X Add review Rate

Generic name: acetaminophen / phenyltoloxamine systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Addaprin C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Advil C N X 3 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: 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 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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