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Life can be better with the use of chemicals. Every year, I embark on chemical warfare in my rose garden. The bugs try to eat all of the first blooms and I try to kill all the bugs with chemicals. Most of the time, I win the war and have a bounty of colors and perfumes gracing my garden. This year, I learned that these poisonous potions can have some major consequences. After spraying, one of my prized plants immediately turned brown and sickly. Worst of all, the targeted pest is still in my garden.
Chemicals do not always live up to their promises. The same can be said of opioid pain medications like morphine, methadone, oxycodone and hydrocodone. Sometimes these chemicals have some serious consequences and can still leave a person in pain. Are these chemicals really worth it in the long run? Was the loss of one rose bush worth the blooms of the others? I am not sure, but I am definitely having second thoughts about using chemicals in my garden knowing the consequences.
The health care professions are all facing an aging and rising tide of baby boomers, and many of these patients are going to be suffering from chronic pain , for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, the elderly are often untreated or under-treated for pain. Patient and physician should each begin to ask themselves how can this situation might be improved. Pain is a common complaint of the older patient, and as the population ages, frailty and chronic diseases associated with pain will increase. However, it does not get as much attention as older patients are more likely to suffer from arthritis , cancer, and other musculoskeletal disorders. Studies have shown up to 50% of the elderly have significant pain problems; that number rises as high as 80% in the nursing home population. Unfortunately, the elderly do not in general have adequate pain treatment, resulting in depression , anxiety , social isolation, cognitive impairment, immobility, a...
Generic Name: OXYCODONE/ACETAMINOPHEN - ORAL Pronounced: (OX-i-KOE-done/a-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen) Oxycodone-Acetaminophen Oral Interactions
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The effects of some drugs can change if you take other
drugs or herbal products at the same time. This can increase your risk for
serious side effects or may cause your medications not to work correctly. These
drug interactions are possible, but do not always occur. Your doctor or
pharmacist can often prevent or manage interactions by changing how you use
your medications or by close monitoring.
To help your doctor or pharmacist give you the best care,
be sure to tell your doctor or pharmacist about all the products you use
(including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products)
before starting treatment with this product. While using this product, do not
start, stop, or change the dosage of any other medicines you are using without
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