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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
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

Dermoplast C N Add review 0.0

Generic name: benzocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

diclofenac D N X 167 reviews 7.5

Generic name: diclofenac systemic

Brand names:  Voltaren, Cataflam, Zipsor, Zorvolex …show all

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

diclofenac C N 251 reviews 7.2

Generic name: diclofenac topical

Brand names:  Voltaren Gel, Flector Patch, Xrylix

Drug class: topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatories

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Diclofex DC N Add review 0.0

Generic name: capsaicin / diclofenac topical

Drug class: topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatories

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

diflunisal C N 4 reviews 4.0

Generic name: diflunisal systemic

Brand name:  Dolobid

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, salicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Dilaudid C 2 X 237 reviews 8.3

Generic name: hydromorphone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

diphenhydramine / ibuprofen N N X Add review 0.0

Generic name: diphenhydramine / ibuprofen systemic

Brand names:  Advil PM, Ibuprofen PM, Motrin PM

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: Prescribing Information

diphenhydramine / magnesium salicylate N N X Add review 0.0

Generic name: diphenhydramine / magnesium salicylate systemic

Brand name:  Doans PM

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

diphenhydramine / naproxen C N X 15 reviews 5.7

Generic name: diphenhydramine / naproxen systemic

Brand name:  Aleve PM

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: interactions,

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

Doan's Pills C N X 2 reviews 6.0

Generic name: magnesium salicylate systemic

Drug class: salicylates

For consumers: interactions, side effects

Doans Pills Extra Strength C N X 5 reviews 9.8

Generic name: magnesium salicylate systemic

Drug class: salicylates

For consumers: interactions, side effects

Doans PM N N X Add review 0.0

Generic name: diphenhydramine / magnesium salicylate systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Dolobid C N 2 reviews 1.0

Generic name: diflunisal systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, salicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Dolono C N X Add review 0.0

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Dolophine C 2 X 11 reviews 9.2

Generic name: methadone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Dolorac B N Add review 0.0

Generic name: capsaicin topical

Drug class: miscellaneous topical agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Dsuvia C 2 X Add review 0.0

Generic name: sufentanil systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

duloxetine Off Label C N X 80 reviews 7.2

Generic name: duloxetine systemic

Drug class: serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Off Label: Yes

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

Duragesic C 2 X 40 reviews 8.3

Generic name: fentanyl systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

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

Duraxin C N X Add review 0.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / phenyltoloxamine / salicylamide systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

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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