Questions Tagged With painkillers

What is Fentanyl?

Last updated July 10, 2018, 5:02 p.m.

I'm not sure what this is. It's for pain.

Fentanyl is one of the most powerful and carefully prescribed painkillers available today. Casual inquiries about this medication commonly suggests mis-use.

Why can't I sleep without my Vicodin?

Last updated March 3, 2017, 4:11 p.m.

I lowered my dosage of Vicodin ever since my pain lessened, but now I am experiencing serious insomnia. I am restless and and frequently have headaches. When will this go away?

What is the difference between oxycodone and hydrocodone?

Last updated June 23, 2014, 2:44 p.m.

There is oxycodone, hydrocodone, OxyContin, and Roxy, all used for pain. How do they differ?

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Does New Jersey have a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PMP)?

Last updated March 14, 2014, 7:29 p.m.

Is the State of New Jersey monitoring prescribing of drugs like pain killers?

What is a safe dosage of hydrocodone?

Last updated March 3, 2014, 1:36 p.m.

How much hydrocodone should you be taking in one dose? How much is too much?

How much do hydrocodone pills cost?

Last updated Feb. 4, 2014, 12:56 p.m.

What is the street price for hydrocodone pills?

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Fentanyl for a broken bone?

Last updated Feb. 13, 2013, 7:38 p.m.

Is it safe for a child to be given Fentanyl for a broken bone?

Fentanyl is a power synthetic opioid pain management drug. It is intended for management of severe or "break through" pain. Is it safe to give to children? Is any drug safe to give to children without a doctor's prescription?

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Is Oxycontin safe for children?

Last updated Aug. 23, 2012, 5:09 p.m.

Can children use Oxycontin? Is it safe?

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What is hydrocodone?

Last updated Aug. 16, 2012, 7:06 p.m.

Sometimes I see it as hydrocodone, and sometimes hydrocodone HCL.

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Who makes Oxycontin?

Last updated Aug. 16, 2012, 5:26 p.m.

Who manufactures the powerful painkiller Oxycontin?

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What will happen when OxyContin patent expires?

Last updated Aug. 15, 2012, 3:56 p.m.

I hear Purdue Pharma's patent for their super-powerful painkiller, OxyContin, is going to expire in 2013. When exactly? And what will happen once generic Oxy is being made!? More access? More addiction?

What is "Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing"?

Last updated Aug. 15, 2012, 2:28 p.m.

What is "Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing" (PROP)? What do they do?

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Are there other ways to treat chronic pain, besides pain pills?

Last updated July 28, 2012, 4:57 p.m.

With all of the drug addiction and especially painkiller addictions, should be (society) we looking at other ways of treating pain? Seems like all we hear is pills pills pills.

Is hydrocodone addictive?

Last updated July 28, 2012, 4:33 p.m.

Can you become addicted to hydrocodone? If so, how long would it take for dependencies to form?

When does Oxycontin patent expire?

Last updated July 18, 2012, 4:11 p.m.

When will the patent for Purdue Pharma's Oxycontin expire?

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What are the effects of hydrocodone?

Last updated June 22, 2012, 6:37 p.m.

How does hydrocodone make you feel? I was told that hydrocodone-based medication is pretty rough on your stomach, are there any other side effects? Long-term effects?

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Does massage work for chronic pain?

Last updated June 8, 2012, 12:30 p.m.

I'm looking at alternatives to narcotics for pain relief. I'm asking about each alternative therapy for pain, to learn more about the options. What about massage? Is it a real option for treating chronic pain?

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Is Hydroxyzine addictive?

Last updated June 6, 2012, 7 p.m.

My girlfriend was prescribed Hydroxyzine for her severe bug bites. I understand it is also used as a treatment for mild pain and anxiety. Sounds heavier than your average antihistamine to me; how addictive is this stuff? Or am I jumping to conclusions?

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Does hypnosis work for chronic pain treatment?

Last updated May 9, 2012, 12:37 p.m.

I'm looking at alternatives to narcotics for pain relief. I'm asking about each alternative therapy for pain, to learn more about the options. What about hypnosis?

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Does biofeedback work for chronic pain?

Last updated May 8, 2012, 2:17 p.m.

I'm looking at alternatives to narcotics for pain relief. I'm asking about each alternative therapy for pain, to learn more about the options.

What is the difference between Oxycontin and OxyNEO?

Last updated May 8, 2012, 12:40 p.m.

OxyNEO has been all over the news recently, but it sounds just like Oxycontin to me. What's the difference?

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Does acupuncture work for pain management?

Last updated May 8, 2012, 12:30 p.m.

I'm looking at alternatives to narcotics for pain relief. I'm asking about each alternative therapy for pain, to learn more about the options. What about acupuncture for pain management? Does it work?

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Can I drink while taking pain medication?

Last updated April 12, 2012, 12:15 p.m.

If I am taking pain medication (OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, etc.), can I drink alcohol?

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What is Oxycontin?

Last updated April 11, 2012, 6:40 p.m.

My mother is taking Oxycontin for her neck pain. She slipped on the ice last winter and hurt her neck and back. The sidewalks here in New Jersey get really icy in the winter. He doctor prescribed pain medication (I think it was Percoset or codeine?) but it didn't work very well, and she ended up tak

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