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My daughter who is 15 has been suffering from daily migraines since March 2008. She sees a neurologist. They first put her on Topomax-nothing changed. She has now been on HYDROCO/APAP for a month and still has excruciating pain daily. What should we do next? Her grades are suffering and she does not sleep well either. Maureen .
There are several issues here.
The hydrocodone and acetaminophen may well be making matters worse by causing medication overuse headaches (MOH), aka rebound. Pain medications need to be limited to two or three days a week to avoid MOH. For more information on this, please see Medication Overuse Headache - When the Remedy Backfires . Another problem MOH can cause it that it can keep Migraine preventive medications from working.
How long did she try the Topamax? It can take up to three months to know if that type of medication is going to w...
Definition Acetaminophen overdose is one of the most common poisonings worldwide. People often think that acetaminophen, a pain-relieving medicine, is extremely safe. However, it may be deadly if taken in large doses. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. Alternative Names Tylenol overdose; Paracetamol overdose Poisonous Ingredient Where Found Acetaminophen is found in a variety of over-the-counter and prescription pain relievers. Tylenol is a brand name for acetominophen. Other medicines that contain acetominophen include: Anacin-3 Liquiprin Panadol Percocet Tempra Various cold and flu medicines Note: This list is not all inclusive. Common dosage forms and strengths: Suppository: 120 mg*, 125 mg, 325 mg, 650 mg Chewable tablets: 80 mg Junior tablets: 160 mg Regular strength: 325 mg Extra strength: 50...
There are no specific medications made for TMJ disorder , so drugs can only be prescribed to treat the symptoms. Symptoms of TMJ disorder vary widely from person to person, and because of this, a variety of medications can be used in treatment. Here is a list of medications that are commonly used to treat the symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder: Acetaminophen - Tylenol Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) Ibuprofen - Advil, Motrin Nabumetone - Relafen Meloxicam - Mobic Naproxen - Aleve Muscle Relaxants Carisprodol - Soma Cyclobenzaprine - Flexeril Diazepam - Valium Lioresal - Baclofen Metaxalone - Skelaxin Tizanidine - Zanaflex Alprazolam - Xanax Anti-Depressants Amitriptyline - Elavil Nortriptyline - Pamelor Imipramine - Tofranil Escitalopram Oxalate - Lexapro Setraline - Zoloft Bupropion hydrochloride - Wellbutrin Topical Analgesics EMLA cream Lidocaine patches - Lidoderm Capsascin Nerve Pain Medications Gabpentin - Neurontin Topiramate - T...
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