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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
- gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise, Horizant, Fanatrex FusePag) Side Effects, Dosage, and Abuse
- Narcotic Pain Medications (Opioids, Analgesics, Narcotics)
- clonazepam (Klonopin)
- ibuprofen (Advil, Children's Advil/Motrin, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare Fever, and others)
- naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn)
- codeine (for Pain)
- acetaminophen (Tylenol, Tylenol Arthritis Pain, Tylenol Ext, Little Fevers Children's Fever/Pain)
- Oxycodone vs. Tramadol for Pain
- Oxycodone vs. Hydrocodone: Which Is Better for Pain?
- Oxycodone: for Pain (OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxecta)
- Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen, Roxicet, Tylox, Oxycet)
- aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid, Bayer, Ecotrin, and others)
- hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Dilaudid-5, Dilaudid-HP Injection, Exalgo) for Pain
- Percocet vs. Lortab for Pain
- Oxycodone vs. Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen) for Pain
- desipramine, Norpramin
- carisoprodol (Soma)
- Dilaudid vs. Percocet for Pain
- Aspirin vs. NSAIDs (Side Effect and Use Differences)
- fenoprofen, Nalfon
- ketoprofen (Discontinued brands: Nexcede, Orudis, Oruvail, Actron)
- Klonopin (clonazepam) vs. Xanax (alprazolam)
- Ibuprofen (Advil) vs. Naproxen (Aleve): Comparison of Differences
- Tramadol (Ultram) Side Effects
- choline magnesium salicylate, Trilisate
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