FDA Hopes to Tighten Access to Vicodin, Lortab and Other Opioids
Opioids are a commonly prescribed type of medication used to treat chronic pain conditions and post-surgical pain. But the FDA has concerns that people may be misusing opioids and wants to tighten access to one of these medications.
Ibuprofen for Pain After Tonsil Removal
While surgery can solve some potentially serious problems, it can also be a painful process to recover from. After surgery to remove tonsils, patients are likely to receive pain medications. But they may not have to turn to strong prescription drugs to relieve their pain.
Bariatric Surgery and Post-Op Pain Meds
Obesity doesn't just lead to conditions that can cause issues over time; it can also bring about daily pain in the body. This pain, often in the joints or the back, may lead some obese people to rely on certain pain medications — a topic explored in a new study.
Can Painkillers Keep Men Down?
Opioid painkillers can provide much-needed relief from many painful conditions. But long term use of these medications can increase the chances of having erectile dysfunction in some men.