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). Duloxetine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unba...learn more »

acetaminophen and tramadol Acetaminophen And Tramadol

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

celecoxib (oral) Celecoxib (oral)

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

tramadol Tramadol

Tramadol is a narcotic-like pain reliever...learn more »

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 medication, sometimes called a narcotic...learn more »

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

Fentanyl is an opioid pain medication, sometimes called a narcotic...learn more »

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)

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 pain medication, sometimes called a narcotic...learn more »