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What Information Should I Know About Pain Relief Pills?

Pain relief pills provide temporary relief from minor aches and pains. The risks and benefits of the pills are different from person to person. Having so many options to choose from can make picking the right medication for you or your loved ones seems overwhelming. You want to use the one that will do the best job in treating the pain, but you also need to understand risks involved in taking this medication.

Pain relief medications have a good safety and efficacy profile only if used properly and for the purpose of treating pain, otherwise they have a potential to cause harm and can lead to death if misused. One must make sure to discuss all your medication requirement prior using them with your health care professional.

A medical information leaflet is found with medications which covers important information you need to take them safely. Be sure to read it thoroughly and your doctor is the best person to tell you about its use and benefits and also make you aware of its side effects and also give information about the main ingredients that make the medication work and what they are designed to do. The warning section of the leaflet gives information when not to use the medication, possible interactions or side effects and when to stop taking the medication.

If pregnant, breastfeeding or giving medication to a child, be sure to check out the specific instructions and choose the most appropriate dose. As for all medicines, keep them out of the reach of children. The direction section tells you how much, when and how to take the pill. Never take more than the prescribed dose, even if the pain persists and take the pills for the shortest duration of time, not exceeding ten days unless prescribed. Don’t take another dose sooner than directed or double up the dose.

You should stop taking the medicine and contact your doctor if the pain worsens or lasts for more than ten days, and if you have any redness or swelling. In case of overdosing, contact your local poison centre without any delay.

Why Use Pain Relief Pills?

Why use them? The answer lies within! The pain sensation can be extremely uncomfortable and interfere with the normal activities of an individual. Feelings of pain can be so bothersome that one just refrains from doing any kind of work, and can also affect the mood of an individual. One can become grumpy and aggressive, and also tend to get socially isolated because nothing seems to be pleasurable around him/her. To overcome all these obstacles, one should definitely go for the pain relief medications.

Types Of Pain Relief Medications

A wide variety of treatment options are available. We offer two really amazing and terrific pain relief medications namely Ultram (Tramadol) and Watson (Hydrocodone) used for the treatment of moderate to moderately severe pain. Both contain ingredients that belong to the class of opioid/narcotic analgesics. Now, don’t panic by reading the word narcotic, as these medications have the least tendency to develop an addiction potential in an individual, provided they are taken in accordance to strict medical advice.

How Does Treatment Work?

Pain and discomfort is felt when signals are sent to the brain. Both tramadol and hydrocodone bind to the opioid receptors within the brain, the receptors which are responsible for accepting and transmitting the sensation of pain through the body and thereby decrease the perception of pain by the brain. In other words, these medications change the way the body senses pain. In addition, tramadol also increases the hormonal activity of serotonin and norepinephrine, which are commonly referred to as the “feel good hormones”.