It is now not uncommon for me to see patients on five different types of painkillers
In her report, the GP said: "I prescribed him Co-codamol and we had a discussion because he was concerned about the amount of painkillers
he was already taking.
The study, which examined the health of more than 133,000 taking painkillers
of this kind, compared to those taking other sorts of drugs, showed those taking opioids were more likely to be obese, suffer from hypertension, and sleep poorly.
Fifty-seven percent said painkillers
have improved their quality of life, while 16 percent said the drugs have worsened quality of life.
He said: "It is a deindustrialised area and people may have been prescribed painkillers
for aches and pains, and may well have been on them for years.
Declines in death rates in Florida for specific prescription painkillers
(oxycodone, methadone and hydrocodone) and sedatives paralleled declines in prescribing rates for those drugs.
Women are more likely to have chronic pain, be prescribed prescription painkillers
, be given higher doses, and use them for longer time periods than men.
But Shumlin did issue emergency rules making it harder for physicians to prescribe the most powerful painkillers
But for day-of-period headaches, take a painkiller
like Feminax Ultra containing naproxen (PS4.
Borrowing from friends or relatives When you are prescribed a medication by your doctor, or are buying a medicine over the counter from your pharmacist, they take into account any preexisting medical conditions and medicine which you may be taking in order to recommend the most appropriate painkiller
Some people use a painkiller
to cure a toothache that they've had for a long time instead of going to a dentist to find out what causes the pain.
And a third of painkiller
users are worried about their dependency on drugs, the charity said.
SeeNews) - Nov 26, 2012 - Belgian pharmaceutical company Omega Pharma NV has acquired the business related to the Optalidon painkiller
from Swiss pharma major Novartis (VTX:NOVN), Omega Pharma's CEO Marc Coucke told Belgian daily De Tijd on Friday.
Michael Miller, editor-in-chief of the publication, explains that treatment for a painkiller
addiction is most successful when it occurs in two phases: detoxification to reduce or eliminate withdrawal symptoms after opioid use stops, followed by a longer (and sometimes indefinite) maintenance phase.
REACHING for a painkiller
to relieve a headache, period pain or other shortterm discomfort is one way of coping with modern life's stresses, strains and pains.