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Pain medications

Pain medications


Not all pain medications are alike and each person is slightly different in the way they respond to a pain medication. Specific types and causes of pain may respond better to one kind of pain medication than to another kind.

Review Date 11/3/2014

Updated by: Joseph V. Campellone, MD, Division of Neurology, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.