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...
Earlier this month, the FDA's Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee overwhelmingly voted against recommending approval of Zohydro ER, an extended-release version of hydrocodone. If approved, Zohydro ER would have been the first hydrocodone medication available that did not also contain a non-opioid analgesic such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
While the FDA does not have to follow the recommendation of its advisory committee, it usually does. The final determination is expected to be made by March 1, 2013.
Despite the fact that Zohydro ER was studied in nearly 1,500 patients––some for as long as a year––and found to be generally safe and well-tolerated with no new or unexpected safety problems, panel members expressed concerns with potential abuse, addiction and long-term safety.
It was noted that the manufacturer didn't offer any solution as to how they would limit unintended use other than the already tight distributio...
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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