Commonly Prescribed Medications
There are many medications that may be used for the treatment of pain. The choice of medications is based on the type of pain being treated. In addition, the physician will also make changes to medications based on what other health problems you have, as well as what you have experienced when you have taken other medications.
Medications used for the treatment of pain include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), opioid (morphine-like) analgesics, antidepressants, and anti-seizure medications (also called anti-epileptic drugs). These drugs treat pain in different ways, and not all pain medications are effective in every type of pain.
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