How Long After Surgery Should I Need Pain Medication?

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Medications for pain; Drugs for pain; Analgesics


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Pain medicines are also called analgesics. Every type of pain medicine has benefits and risks. Specific types of pain may respond better to one kind of medication than to another kind. What takes away your pain might not work for someone else.

OVER-THE-COUNTER PAIN MEDICINES

Over-the-counter (OTC) medications are good for many types of pain. OTC medicines include:

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Nonsteroidal...
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