Pain

What is Pain?

Pain can be a symptom of many conditions, and it's one of the most common reasons for a visit to the doctor or emergency room. It is typically classified based on where the pain is located, how intense and long-lasting it is, any pattern in when the pain occurs, and possible causes.

Treatment depends on the severity, type, and location of the pain. Pain management options can include medication and surgery based on the underlying cause. NSAIDs, opioids, opioid / acetaminophen combinations, opioid agonist/antagonists, opioid / NSAID combinations, and local anesthetics are commonly used to treat pain.

Savings Tips for Pain

  • Tramadol Is Now a Scheduled Drug

    July 16, 2014

    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has officially declared tramadol (Ultram) a Class IV substance. This new scheduling will go into effect August 18, 2014 and means you will need a triplicate prescription to get tramadol. A scheduled drug is one whose use and distribution is tightly monitored.

    Tramadol is an opioid analgesic that was initially approved in 1995 under the brand name Ultram. Ultram also came mixed with Tylenol (acetaminophen) in the drug UltracetSee More

  • Ultram (Tramadol) Now a Controlled Substance in Ohio

    June 11, 2014

    Ultram (tramadol) is an opioid prescribed for moderate to severe pain in adults. It is different from some other medications that work the same way in that it is not currently considered a controlled substance (a DEA scheduled drug) in some states. However, regulations in Ohio are changing this fall.

    What is changing for tramadol in Ohio?

    Tramadol and any medications containing tramadol are moving from being non-scheduled (non-controlled) to schedule IV narcotics. See More

  • Generic Celebrex Approved!

    June 03, 2014

    Generic Celebrex (celecoxib) has been approved by the FDA as of May 30, 2014. Teva Pharmaceuticals received exclusive market rights for 180 days on the 100 mg, 200 mg, and 400 mg capsules, while Mylan Pharmaceuticals has also been approved to market the 50 mg capsules.

    When will generic celecoxib be available?

    Mylan Pharmaceuticals plans to begin selling their 50 mg capsule at the earliest point it can, but not later than December 2014. See More

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Popular Pain Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Vicodin
(hydrocodone/acetaminophen)
Opioid / Acetaminophen Combinations 17 See Prices
Norco
(hydrocodone/acetaminophen)
Opioid / Acetaminophen Combinations 17 See Prices
Xodol
(hydrocodone/acetaminophen)
Opioid / Acetaminophen Combinations 17 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Pain Drug Classes

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