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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
Aurophen C N X Add review 0.0

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Axsain B N Add review 0.0

Generic name: capsaicin topical

Drug class: miscellaneous topical agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Back & Body Extra Strength N N X Add review 0.0

Generic name: aspirin / caffeine systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Bayer Aspirin Extra Strength Plus N N X 1 review 0.0

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Bayer Back & Body N N X Add review 0.0

Generic name: aspirin / caffeine systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Bayer Extra Strength Back & Body N N X Add review 0.0

Generic name: aspirin / caffeine systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Bayer PM N N X Add review 0.0

Generic name: aspirin / diphenhydramine systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Be-Flex Plus C N X Add review 0.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / phenyltoloxamine / salicylamide systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Bengay Cold Therapy Gel N N Add review 0.0

Generic name: menthol topical

Drug class: topical rubefacient

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Bengay Ultra Strength Pain Relieving Patch N N Add review 0.0

Generic name: menthol topical

Drug class: topical rubefacient

For consumers: dosage, side effects

BENGAY Vanishing Scent N N Add review 0.0

Generic name: menthol topical

Drug class: topical rubefacient

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Bengay Zero Degrees N N Add review 0.0

Generic name: menthol topical

Drug class: topical rubefacient

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Benzo-Jel C N Add review 0.0

Generic name: benzocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Berri-Freez Spray N N Add review 0.0

Generic name: menthol topical

Drug class: topical rubefacient

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Bio-Therm Pain Relieving Lotion N N Add review 0.0

Generic name: capsaicin / menthol / methyl salicylate topical

Drug class: topical rubefacient

For consumers: interactions, side effects

Biofreeze N N Add review 0.0

Generic name: menthol topical

Drug class: topical rubefacient

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Blue Gel N N Add review 0.0

Generic name: menthol topical

Drug class: topical rubefacient

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Butalbital Compound C 3 X 1 review 0.0

Generic name: aspirin / butalbital / caffeine systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Caldolor C N X Add review 0.0

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

camphor C N Add review 0.0

Generic name: camphor topical

Brand name:  Soothing Liniment

Drug class: topical rubefacient

For consumers:

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

Capsagel Extra Strength B N Add review 0.0

Generic name: capsaicin topical

Drug class: miscellaneous topical agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

capsaicin / diclofenac N Add review 0.0

Generic name: capsaicin / diclofenac topical

Brand names:  Capsinac, DermacinRx Lexitral PharmaPak, Diclofex DC, Inavix, NuDiclo SoluPak, Sure Result DSS Premium Pak …show all

Drug class: topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatories

For consumers: interactions,

For professionals: Prescribing Information

capsaicin / lidocaine / menthol N N Add review 0.0

Generic name: capsaicin / lidocaine / menthol topical

Brand name:  Renovo Lido5

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: interactions,

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Capsinac 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

Castiva Warming B N Add review 0.0

Generic name: capsaicin topical

Drug class: miscellaneous topical agents

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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