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Medications for 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 Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine / salicylamide 8.0 3 reviews
Rx/OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine / salicylamide systemic

Brand name:  Painaid

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

acetaminophen / aspirin 9.0 1 review
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / aspirin systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

acetaminophen / benzhydrocodone Rate Add review
Rx 2 X

Generic name: acetaminophen / benzhydrocodone systemic

Brand name:  Apadaz

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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acetaminophen / caffeine / dihydrocodeine 7.4 23 reviews
Rx C 3 X

Generic name: acetaminophen / caffeine / dihydrocodeine systemic

Brand names:  Dvorah, Trezix

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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acetaminophen / caffeine Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / caffeine systemic

Brand names:  Excedrin Quick Tab, Excedrin Tension Headache

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

acetaminophen / diphenhydramine 9.4 14 reviews
Rx/OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / diphenhydramine systemic

Brand names:  Tylenol PM, Headache Relief PM, Legatrin PM, Midol PM, Percogesic Extra Strength, Percogesic Original Strength …show all

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

acetaminophen / ibuprofen Rate Add review
OTC N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

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acetaminophen / phenyltoloxamine / salicylamide Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / phenyltoloxamine / salicylamide systemic

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

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

ActivICE Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: menthol topical

Drug class: topical rubefacient

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Alfenta Rate Add review
Rx C 2 X

Generic name: alfentanil systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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alfentanil 10 1 review
Rx C 2 X

Generic name: alfentanil systemic

Brand name:  Alfenta

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Alka-Seltzer Wake-Up Call! Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: aspirin / caffeine systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Anacin 10 4 reviews
OTC N N X

Generic name: aspirin / caffeine systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Anbesol Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: benzocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Apadaz Rate Add review
Rx 2 X

Generic name: acetaminophen / benzhydrocodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Arctic Relief Rate Add review
OTC N N

Generic name: camphor / menthol topical

Drug class: topical rubefacient

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Arthricream Rate Add review
OTC N N

Generic name: trolamine salicylate topical

Drug class: topical rubefacient

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Asper-Flex Rate Add review
OTC N N

Generic name: trolamine salicylate topical

Drug class: topical rubefacient

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Aspercreme Max No Mess Roll-On Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: menthol topical

Drug class: topical rubefacient

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Aspercreme Pain Relieving Heat Gel 1.0 2 reviews
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: menthol topical

Drug class: topical rubefacient

For consumers: dosage, side effects

aspirin / butalbital / caffeine 9.7 10 reviews
Rx C 3 X

Generic name: aspirin / butalbital / caffeine systemic

Brand names:  Butalbital Compound, Fiorinal

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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aspirin / caffeine / dihydrocodeine 10 1 review
Rx N 3 X

Generic name: aspirin / caffeine / dihydrocodeine systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

aspirin / caffeine 5.8 84 reviews
OTC N N X

Generic name: aspirin / caffeine systemic

Brand names:  Alka-Seltzer Wake-Up Call!, Anacin, Back & Body Extra Strength, Bayer Back & Body, Bayer Extra Strength Back & Body, BC Arthritis, BC Fast Pain Relief, Cope, P-A-C, P-A-C Analgesic …show all

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

aspirin / carisoprodol / codeine 9.5 3 reviews
Rx C 3 X

Generic name: aspirin / carisoprodol / codeine systemic

Drug class: skeletal muscle relaxant combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

aspirin / oxycodone 4.3 4 reviews
Rx B 2 X

Generic name: aspirin / oxycodone systemic

Brand names:  Endodan, Percodan

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, 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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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
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.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
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
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
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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