Medicine for Pain

Medicine for Pain

Medicines can help to block pain, decrease inflammation, and treat related problems. More than one medicine may be used to treat your pain. Medicines may be changed as you feel better, or if they cause side effects.

When to call the healthcare provider

Call your healthcare provider right away (or have a family member call) if you have:

  • Unrelieved pain
  • Side effects, including constipation or uncontrolled nausea, that interfere with daily activities

If you have extreme sleepiness or breathing problems, call 911.