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Category: Pain Relief

Acetaminophen

Paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen or APAP, is a widely used over-the-counter pain medication and medication to reduce fever.[8][9] It is commonly used to help…

Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years. Acupuncture involves stimulating specific points on the body. This is most…

Advil

What is Advil? Advil (ibuprofen) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Advil…

Aleve

What is Aleve? Aleve (naproxen) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Naproxen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Aleve…

Alkaloid

Alkaloids are a group of naturally occurring chemical compounds that contain mostly basic nitrogen atoms. This group also includes some related compounds with neutral and even…

Analgesic

An analgesic or painkiller is any member of the group of drugs used to achieve analgesia, relief from pain.  Analgesic drugs act in various ways…

Anesthesia

If you are having surgery, your doctor will give you medicine called an anesthetic. Anesthetics reduce or prevent pain. There are three main types: Local…

Anesthetic

An anesthetic (anaesthetic or anæsthetic in British English) is a drug that causes anesthesia, which is a reversible loss of sensation. Anesthetics contrast with analgesics…

Arnica

Arnica  is a genus of perennial, herbaceous plants in the sunflower family (Asteraceae). The genus name Arnica may be derived from the Greek arni, “lamb”,…

aspirin

Aspirin, also known as acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), is a salicylate medication, often used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. Aspirin also has an antiplatelet effect…

Belladonna

For centuries, healers have used Belladona as a powerful anesthetic for surgeries. It reduces swelling, eliminates muscle twitches, relieves nerve pain, ends muscle aches and…

Club Drugs

Club drugs are group of psychoactive drugs. They act on the central nervous system and can cause changes in mood, awareness, and how you act.…

Codeine

Codeine, also known as 3-methylmorphine, is an opiate used to treat pain, as a cough medicine, and for diarrhea. It is typically used to treat mild…

COX-1

Cox-1 inhibitor: An agent that inhibits the action of the enzyme cox-1(cyclooxygenase-1). The common anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin,ibuprofen, and naproxen block the action of…

COX-2

COX-2 inhibitors are a subclass of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs work by reducing the production of prostaglandins, chemicals that promote inflammation, pain, and fever.…

Drug Reactions

Most of the time, medicines make our lives better. They reduce aches and pains, fight infections, and control problems such as high blood pressure or…

Drug Safety

In the U.S., the government’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must approve any drug before it can be sold. This is true whether it’s a…

Duloxetine

Duloxetine pronounced as (doo lox’ e teen) Duloxetine is used to treat depression and anxiety. In addition, duloxetine is used to help relieve nerve pain…

Fentanyl

Fentanyl is an opioid medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.  Fentanyl is used as part of anesthesia to help prevent pain after surgery…