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Chronic Pain Topic Guide

Chronic Pain Chronic Pain:

Chronic pain is pain that persists for a period of six months or longer, and is the result of a long-standing medical condition(s) or damage to the body. Common sources of chronic pain include

There are several types of pain including

Chronic pain may be managed with over-the-counter or prescription medications.

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Chronic Pain Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

pregabalin Pregabalin

Pregabalin is an anti-epileptic drug, also called an anticonvulsant. It works by slowing down impulses in the brain that cause seizures. Pregabalin also aff...learn more »

duloxetine Duloxetine

Duloxetine is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor antidepressant (SSNRI).

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acetaminophen and tramadol Acetaminophen And Tramadol

Tramadol is an pain medicine similar to an opioid (sometimes called, a narcotic). Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of...learn more »

celecoxib (oral) Celecoxib (oral)

Celecoxib is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)...learn more »

tramadol Tramadol

Tramadol is an pain medicine similar to an opioid (sometimes called, a narcotic).

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acetaminophen and oxycodone Acetaminophen And Oxycodone

Oxycodone is an opioid pain medication, sometimes called a narcotic. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of oxycodone./...learn more »

sumatriptan (injection) Sumatriptan (injection)

Sumatriptan is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Sumatriptan also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache pai...learn more »

sumatriptan (oral/nasal) Sumatriptan (oral/nasal)

Sumatriptan is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Sumatriptan also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache pai...learn more »

fentanyl citrate (oral transmucosal) Fentanyl Citrate (oral Transmucosal)

Fentanyl citrate is an opioid pain medicine used to treat "breakthrough" cancer pain that is not controlled by other medicines. This medicine is not for ...

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fentanyl transdermal (skin patch) Fentanyl Transdermal (skin Patch)

Fentanyl is an opioid pain medicine that is used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain around the clock. Fentanyl transdermal is not for treating mild...

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aspirin (oral) Aspirin (oral)

Aspirin is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ate). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation...learn more »

carbamazepine (oral) Carbamazepine (oral)

Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant. It works by decreasing nerve impulses that cause seizures and pain...learn more »

acetaminophen (oral/rectal) Acetaminophen (oral/rectal)

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer. There are many brands and forms of acetaminophen available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »

codeine Codeine

Codeine is an opioid medication used to treat mild to moderately severe pain...learn more »