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Analgesic Medications

What is an analgesic?

Analgesic is also known as a form of medication that is used to treat pain in any form. Analgesic medication normally works on the nervous system to deaden the nerves in the area where pain is present. When choose this medication, a doctor will normally decide what type of pain is being felt and then decide on what the best pain medication is. When there is a need for someone to take an analgesic medication, questions can arise regarding the different types of pain killers and dosage requirements. Read below to find many commonly asked questions.

Is there a ladder system when dealing with analgesic pain killers?

There are some steps in the analgesic ladder all depending on how severe the pain is. Sometimes there is a ladder system when deciding what strength of pain killer is being used. Step one would normally involve the lower dose pain medications. Step two would involve a higher dose of a stronger analgesic medication in the case step one does not work. As for step three, this would involve an even higher pain medication if both step one and two does not relieve the pain.

What is the dosage for the analgesic pain killers Phenergan, Morphine, and Lovenox?

When dealing with certain analgesic pain killers, the dosage may depend on what pain killer is being used for treating the pain. In many cases when dealing with the pain killers Phenergan, Morphine, and Lovenox the dosage are generally as follows:
• Phenergan Dosage is 12.5mg up to 150.0mg
• Morphine dosage is 5.0mg up to 450.0mg
• Lovenox dosage is 30.0mg up to 60.0mg

Is an analgesic medication needed for someone who has Bell’s Palsy and what needs to be done when in pain?

When someone has been diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy, analgesic pain medications are normally not needed. This disease may not have any pain that is associated with it. In the case someone is feeling pain, there can be other issues present and a doctor would need to perform an exam to figure out if pain killers are needed or not.

Can someone take Tylenol and Ibuprofen while taking a prescription analgesic pain killer?

When someone is taking a prescription analgesic pain medication, doctors may not permit the individual to take an over-the-counter Tylenol or Ibuprofen medication. However, avoiding these over-the-counter medications may be best when on prescription pain relievers.

Can a swollen lymph node cause pain and will an analgesic pain killer be prescribed?

When someone has an inflamed lymph node, there may be a small amount of pain present. When this occurs, a doctor may prescribe an analgesic pain killer in a low dose to help relieve the pain.

What is Tramadol and is it addictive? What kind of side effects can Tramadol have?

Tramadol is known to be a central opioid analgesic pain killer that generally dulls the pain receptors. In some cases, there may be a chance for the person to become dependent on the medication and an addiction may form. The doctor may try and monitor the pain levels along with the use of the medication to try and avoid the addiction. In some cases, the person may suffer from the following side effects:
• Dizziness
• Nausea
• Constipation
Fatigue
• Itching
• Sweating
• Flushing

Analgesic pain killers are a kind of pain killers that cover many different forms of pain medication. When there is pain felt, questions regarding the use of analgesic pain killers may arise. When these questions or any questions are in need of answers, the person may want to ask the Experts.
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