Common oral medications prescribed for the management of acute or chronic pain include narcotics, muscle relaxants, NSAIDs, acetaminophen, antidepressants, and anticonvulsants. These medications may be effective in treating pain, but challenges are often seen in long-term use of these medications.
A major concern is the growing problem with addiction, abuse, and overdose especially with the use of opioid painkillers. Due to the abuse of opioids, there has been an increase in efforts to limit prescribing oral opioids.
Ask your doctor today about prescribing a better alternative to oral painkillers or opioids.