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Johnson and Johnson Extended Pain Drug (Opioid Analgesic) Nucynta ER Approved by FDA by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 26 Aug 2011 8:41pm This is the same drug, same old thing that has been working for years, come out with an extended release version and I am guessing the patent stretches out just a little further.  BD  Approved with a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (Follows alerts) Aug 26 (Reuters) - Johnson and Johnson unit Janssen Pharmaceuticals g ... Read on »
A safe analgesic, anyone? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 20 Mar 2009 3:11pm Its about 10 days since my fissure began to bother me again. This time the pain was much more severe than the episode in December last year. I actually had to take two days off from work - a first! I have been taking a cocktail of analgesics, each having its own set of side effects and potential risks. I was prescribed Myospaz Forte to start w ... Read on »
Long Acting Ophthalmic Analgesic Eye Drops by Posted Tue 15 Jun 2010 5:00pm Description of Invention: This invention is directed to the discovery that resiniferatoxin (RTX) produces a three to four day analgesic effect when topically applied to the cornea. Efficacy for RTX as an effective analgesic has been demonstrated in vivo in rats. Importantly, unlike currently available analgesics, RTX left the ... Read on »
FDA Limits Acetaminophen in Prescription Analgesics by Poh Tin Tan Posted Mon 17 Jan 2011 12:00am From Medscape Medical News > Alerts, Robert Lowes January 13, 2011 — The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it is asking drug makers to limit the amount of acetaminophen in prescription combination pain relievers to no more than 325 mg per tablet or capsule to reduce overdoses and the severe liver injury that c ... Read on »
The Magic of “Analgesic Stress” by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted Tue 16 Jun 2009 12:19am Clearly, the human body is built to survive. And the mechanisms that kick in to save our asses are as built-in as breathing heavily after a sprint or sex, as instinctual as brushing shaggy hair out of our faces when we encounter someone or something we need to see more clearly. What’s more, the survival mechanisms we employ to escape immin ... Read on »
Taking analgesics with COPD… by Ron Patient Expert Posted Sat 09 Jan 2010 12:00am This from my search-engine slush-pile “is it safe to take co-codamol with COPD?” Simple answer – yes. It does get more complicated though. Opioid analgesics, like the codeine in co-codamol, can, in theory at least, cause a degree of respiratory depression. What I can tell you as absolute fact, is that they don’t do that for ... Read on »
Analgesic Nephropathy by Matt S. Posted Fri 20 Nov 2009 12:00am I saw an interesting case yesterday. A 71 year old male, CKD III with a syndrome suggestive of chronic tubulointerstitial disease (U/A trace proteinuria only, disproportionate anemia, mild cortical thinning on ultrasound, normal-appearing vasculature on ultrasound). He had longstanding, intermittent flank pain which began in his 50's, ascribed ... Read on »
Analgesics are the most common form of low back pain treatment by Lucy J. Patient Expert Posted Wed 24 Oct 2012 4:30am Analgesics are essentially the most widespread type of low , specifically for the duration of an acute pain episode. Aspirin and ibuprofen lessen the inflammation; they permit the patient to rest for the duration of the night and increase comfort throughout the day. Willow bark extract is also regarded as an excellent alternative to aspirin sin ... Read on »
THIS FRIDAY: THE BEGINNING OF CHRONIC OPIOID ANALGESIC THERAPY?(!) by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:43am Finally, to write about the coming Friday. ...But I feel like I should let you know what happened last Friday first: I was on the phone all day, as mentioned in the last post I actually did some writing in. Dr 9 didn't set up my appt. with Dr Igor, so I had to do it myself. It is currently set for March 20. Which means I'll have to se ... Read on »
Separating analgesic from respiratory effects of narcotics by David Smith, MD Posted Thu 05 Aug 2010 12:00am In a rodent study published in the June 2009 issue of Anesthesiology, Ren et al begins to separate the analgesic from the respiratory effects of narcotics.  They found that administration of Ampakine CX717 attenuated (when given before) or reversed (when given after) an intraperiotoneal dose of fentanyl that would produce apnea.  The ... Read on »