Anne is currently taking paracetamol for the pain in her wrist, within healthcare analgesia should always be monitored to assess whether it is achieving elimination of pain and should be adapted to the individual patient (Vargas-Schaffer, 2010). If paracetamol were not effective in eliminating Anne’s pain then practitioners should consider a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication [NSAIDS] or a mild opioid medication such as codeine as the next step (Vargas-Schaffer, 2010). However as Anne is asthmatic NSAID medication should be used with caution due to the risk of increased frequency of asthma attacks and breathlessness (Joint Formulary Committee, 2015); if Anne has taken NSAIDS before with no issue then this would be the next choice of analgesia followed by codeine if combined paracetamol and NSAID did not prove effective (Vargas-Schaffer,
Chronic pain is a tremendous public health problem, and a costly one. As health care advances and the need for palliative care rises, patients and health care providers are constantly investigating alternative methods of pain treatment and management. Questioning and challenging traditional health policies and practices has created a curiosity in the use of cannabis as an alternative option to standard opioids, for the management of chronic pain. Cannabis, is a leafy green plant consisting of buds and leaves of the cannabis sativa forma indica plants. Marijuana has been used in holistic solutions for hundreds of years; it has also been especially prevalent among terminally ill patients, who have been reported using it to alleviate symptoms like chronic pain, nausea and depression.
Everybody has memorable and disheartening days in their life and some make you look at the bigger picture in life and adjust your true values. For me a memory that’s so vivid in my brain it seems like it happened yesterday though it did not. This was the day my grandpa was hospitalized and had later died of a brain aneurysm. He suffered a lot of brain damage in the process because he toke Advil regularly and with that his blood was very thin and that caused a lot of blood to run into his head and around his brain. The thought if he never had taken Advil if he would still be around today is always in my head. From this incident I have made a goal to not use any pain medication unless it is cleared with a medical staff or doctor, this puts me at a small minority with people who I am around. As an athlete a lot of people look to Advil and other over the
There has been a mystery of the cause of death of pop singer Prince. Some claim he died from an overdose of a drug that goes by the name of “Percocet”. While others claim he died from aids.
When patients are prescribed to a medicine for low amounts of pain, they are usually prescribed daily use of anti-inflammatory pills such as ibuprofen or tylenol. For more severe pain, patients are often prescribed these pills in higher dosages, or even prescribed opiates such as vicodin or oxycontin (Meisel & Perrone). Anti-inflammatory pills are not as powerful as drugs such as opioids, but they present the risk of cardiovascular problems
Even if the drug analgesic effect is strong, but long-term using has side effects. Non-opioid may lead to gastrointestinal bleeding. Kidney and liver dysfunction, cardiovascular toxicity and allergic reactions. The side effects of opioids may include constipation, itchiness, urinary retention, nausea, dizzy, etc. And then serious lead to coma, respiratory
Acetaminophen has been used for decades. In 1947 it was able to be bought by prescription only. Then in the 1960s it was then changed to be bought over the counter. It is one of the most commonly used analgesic-antipyretic medication for pediatrics and adults. The chemical name is N-acetyl-p-aminophenol (APAP). There is more than 200 over the counter medications, prescriptions that has acetaminophen listed as the primary drug. According to the American Association of Poison Control Center, acetaminophen is the most common pharmaceutical that has intentional and unintentional poisoning and toxicity. The most common of NSAIDs is aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid), it was put into modern medicine in 1899. Ibuprofen also known as Advil or Motrin, a
Methaqualone, is also referred to as Disco Biscuits, Down And Dirties, Jekyll-and-Hyde, Joe Fridays, Lemmon 714, Lemons, Lennon's, Lovers, Ludes, Mandies, Mandrake, Q, Qua, Quack, Quad, Quaaludes, Soaper, Supper, Vitamin Q, The Love Drug, Wallbangers, Whore Pills, and Sopor. This list of street names for the drug goes on and on.
Chronic pain is a tremendous public health problem, and a costly one. As health care advances and the need for palliative care rises, patients and health care providers are constantly investigating alternative methods of pain treatment and management. Questioning and challenging traditional health policies and practices has created an interest in the use of cannabis as an alternative option to standard opioids, for the management of chronic pain. Cannabis, or marijuana, is a leafy green plant consisting of buds and leaves of the cannabis sativa forma indica plants. Marijuana has been used in holistic solutions for hundreds of years; it has also been especially prevalent among terminally ill cancer patients, who have been reported using it to alleviate symptoms like chronic pain, nausea and depression.
Narcotics are central nervous system depressants that relieve pain without causing the user to lose consciousness. It is this reason many people choose to abuse prescription narcotics.
Furthermore, medications such as analgesics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs), corticosteroids, and opioids are mostly prescribed by the providers to manage symptoms despite their long-term adverse effects. People with OA often suffer with depression, diabetes, hypertension, falls, obesity, and sleep disturbances. In addition to that, chronic dependency on NSAIDs, opioids, and steroids further leads to adverse events which in turn increase the morbidity and mortality rates in this age group (Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, 2011). Additionally, recent tightened rules on the availability of hydrocodone combo pills by the DEA (Vicodin, Lorcet) emphasize the issues associated with overdosing and medication abuse among OA patients (Arthritis Foundation, 2014). Moreover, the medications relieve pain symptoms however, do not add any protection to the joints, which in the long run leads to further damage of the joint and
Some authors theorize that one of the main causes of the problem with opiates started back in 1996 with the release of OxyContin (a brand name for the analgesic opioid Oxycodone)and I agree, but to me that’s just a half truth. I don’t think that’s completely true due to the fact that opioid use has always existed maybe not to the extent we seeing today but people have always abused opiates for one thing or the other, for instance back in 20 century the high class in the United States smoked opium so did the Chinese and many other cultures for centuries and there wasn’t an epidemic so deadly. What makes Oxycodone an eminent factor for it is what happened following its release. When OxyContin was FDA approved and released into the market, it
When it comes to pain, everyone experiences pain differently. Pain is not just one dimensional, it is multidimensional. Some might experience pain better than others and some might experience pain worse than others. There are many different factors that one might have that make them respond to pain a certain way. Some these factors include genetics, age, gender, religion, previous experiences, patients perceptions, and expectations. Just to name a few.
Naproxen may elevate blood pressure; therefore, blood pressure must be followed closely especially in hypertensive patients. This increase in blood pressure may accelerate the initiation of antihypertensive therapy. NSAIDs may antagonize the blood-pressure lowering effect of antihypertensive medications in patients already being treated with antihypertensive drugs (Lexi-Comp, 2016).
In this discussion, I will be looking at the different forms of pain and how this pain is caused within the body. The number of different types of drugs used to treat pain is forever expanding but I will examine the main types of painkiller, how they were discovered and how they work to relieve the symptoms of pain.