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Analgesics, also known as painkillers, are drugs that are used to relieve pain.

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Why don't people replace morphine with Beta-Endorphines?

I was reading about the morphine molecule. It binds to our opioid receptors. These opioid receptors have endogenous binding partners also, like β-Endorphin. There have been reports that these ...
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Opioids are addictive or cause dependency issues only?

When I see reports in the media about the problems associated with opioid prescriptions I get a little concerned with the association put alongside the issues that patients invariably become addicted ...
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Is metamizole associated with rebound headaches?

I can't find any specific mention on the internet if Metamizole (most known as dipyrone) is specifically associated with rebound headaches like other pain relieve medications like Aspirin, ...
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Intravenous morphine as painkiller for woman in labor and possible side effects in the newborn

If an intravenous morphine injection is given as a painkiller to a pregnant woman during childbirth, what side effects should we look out for in the newborn, and if so, what should we do for the baby?
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What is the essential difference between a general numbing agent or a general anesthetic to a general analgesic?

I would say from my limited prior research that the difference between a general numbing agent or a general anesthetic to an analgesic (or "painkiller") is that the former prevents the firing of ...
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Is there a standard about maximal caffeine concentration for synergistic painkiller preparations?

Synergistic painkiller preparations are common world wide in the following combination drug forms, for example: paracetamol-ibuprofen-caffeine paracetamol-codeine-caffeine aspirin-paracetamol-...
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Why is Toradol no longer available in the US?

A few years ago I was given Toradol for kidney stone pain. It was magical. My friend just had a kidney stone and was given morphine, then Dilaudid. Curious about the differences, I went googling, only ...
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Why many usually-very-painful medical processes aren't done under conscious, generally painless-painkilling?

Many usually-very-painful medical or medical-defined processes such as: Hair transplant Lip botox Fecal impaction removal Dental cleaning (stone removal) Aren't being done under conscious, generally ...
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Is death due to drug-induced respiratory arrest painful?

Overdose of many psychoactive drugs (opiates, benzodiazepines and others) can cause respiratory arrest, which may lead to death. This appears in every prescribing information of said drugs, but I was ...
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Do painkillers cure headaches or just stop us from feeling it?

I'm sorry if this is an obvious question. I frequently have migraine attacks, and have to take some pills to stop the pain. Now my question is, does a pill stop the source of an attack, or does it ...
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Postherpetic neuralgia: Treat or suffer the pain (if you can suffer)? [closed]

Postherpetic neuralgia can be treated by various analgesics, but I'm not sure that I need them, actually I can suffer that pain quite well. But may be analgesics still do something more then just "...
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Effects of taking too much painkillers [closed]

What side effect or health damages will occur if a person takes too much pain killer medicine?
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How to decide which painkiller to take?

This is a dilemma I find myself in every time I'm in need of a painkiller: should I take paracetamol (acetaminophen), ibuprofen or aspirin? I've come across several articles outlining the differences ...
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Safe alternatives to painkillers/nsaid?

So recently I have started a new job, and a common thing in the last few weeks is I have been getting headaches occasionally, that will last the rest of the day. The issue is, I workout right after ...
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Can ibuprofen and paracetamol be taken together?

I have a headache I've been meaning to get rid of this morning. I do know the differences between paracetamol and ibuprofen however since I just woke up this morning with my thoughts still cloudy, I'...
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Are there any untoward synergistic effects in taking a combination of acetaminophen plus ibuprofen?

A number of years ago, it became popular to advocate a combination of acetaminophen and ibuprofen (or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication) at the usual higher doses — e.g., 1,000 mg ...
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Why do different pain killers have different effects on people?

I've noticed some pain killers working great for me, while other have no effect. Works for me Aspirin APC † Naproxen Doesn't work for me Paracetamol Diclofenac Tramadol I doubt there is ...
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