Thursday, October 30, 2014

Opioid Medication

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Opioid medications are one solution for chronic pain relief. While there is concern over whether they are addictive, this apprehension has grown out of proportion to the actual risk and overshadows the benefits of opioids, which provide long-lasting relief with relatively harmless long-term side effects.

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Within the pain medication family of opiates is methadone. However, even though methadone is an opioid, it is very unique and requires special attention. Because of its uniqueness, many people have questions about methadone. Sometimes a mere mention of this medication sends people into a wide-eyed trance. Let's clear up the confusion with some…

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide, answered Morphine no longer works - what is… It's not unusual to build up a tolerance to a pain medication after taking it…

10/22/14

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide, commented on New Restrictions on Hydrocodone… Hi tg48317 – I couldn't agree with you more!  Thank you for sharing…

10/13/14

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Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro, commented on Prescription Opioid Drug Use during… After writing this article, I came across a wonderful summary about the…

08/23/14

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide, commented on Storing Medications Safely Thank you for your input.  Although I'm not a pharmacist or a doctor, I received this…

07/16/14

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