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Analgesics

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Last reviewed: July 2016

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Epidural analgesia (childbirth pain relief) information | myVMC

Epidural analgesia or epidural injection is a form of labour pain management. Pain relief medications are injected into the spine.

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Simple analgesics (non-opioid painkillers) information | myVMC

Simple analgesics or non-opioid painkillers, including paracetomol and NSAIDS, provide pain relief and reduce fever in headache and inflammatory conditions.

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Myths About Morphine

Morphine is an opioid analgesic that offers safe and effective relief of moderate to severe pain. There are many myths about morphine. These myths may affect peoples willingness to accept morphine for pain relief, and may affect the familys perceptions of why morphine is being prescribed.

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OxyContin | myVMC

Oxycontin is a pain relief medication containing oxycodone hydrochloride, an opioid analgesic. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain.

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Corticosteroids for Pain Relief | myVMC

Medical news information about orticosteroids for pain relief

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Penthrox Inhalation | myVMC

Penthrox, a pain killing medicine or analgesic containing methoxyflurane, is used for emergency pain relief and painful procedures like dressing changes.

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Morphine Tartrate Injection (DBL) | myVMC

Morphine tartrate is a powerful painkiller, used to treat severe, intractable pain in people with terminal cancer. It is an opioid analgesic.

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Fortral | myVMC

Fortral is used for the relief of moderate to severe pain. It contains pentazocine is an opioid analgesic.

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Actiq | myVMC

Actiq lozenges are used to treat breakthrough pain in cancer patients receiving opioid analgesics. They contain fentanyl citrate.

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Pain relief ladder for cancer pain - myDr.com.au

The World Health Organization has developed a pain relief ladder as a guide to treating cancer pain.

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