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What Are Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs) ?

Tricyclic Antidepressants Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) are a drug class that was first released to the market in 1959 as a pharmacotherapy for major depressive disorder…

A schematic of nociception, pain perception, and the biobehavioral response to pain in the human nervous system.

How Does Pain Work ?

What is Pain ? Pain is a signal in your nervous system that something may be wrong. It is an unpleasant feeling, such as a…

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Is it Legal to Buy Tramadol Online ?

It is narcotic-like in its ability to relieve pain, but it does not have the same high risk for abuse generally associated with opioids. This does…

What is Arthritis ?

About 1 in 4 adults in the United States have arthritis, a leading cause of disability. Healthy People 2030 focuses on reducing pain, disability, and limitations…

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What Is Nighttime Back Pain?

The majority of people with back pain are able to adjust how they sleep to get relief from the pain they experience during the day.…

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How is Chronic Pain Treated?

Treatment of chronic pain usually involves medicines and therapy. Medicines used for chronic pain include pain relievers, antidepressants and anticonvulsants. Different types of medicines help…

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Back Pain

If you’ve ever groaned, “Oh, my aching back!”, you are not alone. Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out…

Osteoarthritis

What Is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis (AH-stee-oh-ar-THREYE-tis) is the most common type of arthritis and is seen especially among older people. Sometimes it is called degenerative joint disease. Osteoarthritis mostly…

Lexapro Medication Guide

Lexapro® (leks-a-pro) (escitalopram) Tablets/Oral Solution Read the Medication Guide that comes with Lexapro before you start taking it and each time you get a refill. There…

Pain Relief Drug List and Pain Medication List

Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers include: Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including ibuprofen(Motrin, Advil) or naproxen(Aleve, Naprosyn) Both acetaminophen and NSAIDs reduce fever and relieve pain caused…

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The Facts about Chronic Pain

Chronic pain, one of the most common reasons adults seek medical care (1), has been linked to restrictions in mobility and daily activities, dependence on…

How COX-2 Inhibitors Work ?

What is Cox-2 Inhibitors ?

COX-2 selective inhibitor is a form of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that directly targets COX-2, an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain. Targeting selectivity for…

Ibuprofen ( Advil ) History

Ibuprofen was initially introduced as a prescription NSAID used for such conditions as rheumatoid arthritis, in 1969 in the UK and 1974 in the US. …

List of Opioid Analgesics

Acetaminophen with codeine (Tylenol #2, #3, #4) Buprenorphine (Butrans) Fentanyl transdermal patches (Duragesic) Hydrocodone with acetaminophen (Lortab Elixir, Vicodin) Hydrocodone with ibuprofen (Vicoprofen) Hydrocodone (Zohydro) Hydromorphone…