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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
alfentanil C 2 X 1 review 10

Generic name: alfentanil systemic

Brand name:  Alfenta

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Anacin N N X 4 reviews 10

Generic name: aspirin / caffeine systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Anaprox-DS C N X 1 review 10

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

AneCream B N 1 review 10

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

aspirin / caffeine / dihydrocodeine N 3 X 1 review 10

Generic name: aspirin / caffeine / dihydrocodeine systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Bactine B N 1 review 10

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Bufferin N N X 1 review 10

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Buprenex C 3 X 4 reviews 10

Generic name: buprenorphine systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Capsagel Maximum Strength B N 1 review 10

Generic name: capsaicin topical

Drug class: miscellaneous topical agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

capsaicin / lidocaine / menthol / methyl salicylate N N 1 review 10

Generic name: capsaicin / lidocaine / menthol / methyl salicylate topical

Brand names:  LidoPro, Menthocin Patch with Lidocaine, Soothee Patch, Transderm-iQ …show all

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Feverall C N X 1 review 10

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Legatrin PM N N X 2 reviews 10

Generic name: acetaminophen / diphenhydramine systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

LidoPro N N 1 review 10

Generic name: capsaicin / lidocaine / menthol / methyl salicylate topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Lorcet C 2 X 1 review 10

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

meclofenamate N N X 1 review 10

Generic name: meclofenamate systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Medi-Quik Spray B N 1 review 10

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Motrin IB C N X 2 reviews 10

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Naprelan C N X 1 review 10

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Oxyfast N 2 X 1 review 10

Generic name: oxycodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch N N 1 review 10

Generic name: camphor / menthol topical

Drug class: topical rubefacient

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Vitapap C N X 2 reviews 10

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Xylocaine Jelly B N 1 review 10

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Doans Pills Extra Strength C N X 5 reviews 9.8

Generic name: magnesium salicylate systemic

Drug class: salicylates

For consumers: 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

aspirin / butalbital / caffeine C 3 X 10 reviews 9.7

Generic name: aspirin / butalbital / caffeine systemic

Brand names:  Butalbital Compound, Fiorinal

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

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).

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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