Pain

Pain after surgery

(Postoperative pain)

Top Medications for Pain after surgery according to our users

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All Medications for Pain after surgery

  • Anti-nausea > Antihistamine

    • Phenergan
      (Promethazine)
      Prescription only

      Phenergan (Promethazine) is used to treat and prevent nausea and vomiting from surgery, motion sickness, or pregnancy. While it's cheap and available in different forms to make it easier to take, it can make you feel very sleepy, and its side effects mean that children under 2 and adults over 65 shouldn't take it.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Liquid
      • Suppository
  • Antihypertensive > Alpha agonist

    • Kapvay
      (Clonidine)
      Prescription only

      Clonidine is a non-stimulant option to manage ADHD symptoms and behaviors, but it can lower your blood pressure.

      Was it worth it?
      • Available dosage forms:
      • Extended release
  • Pain reliever > Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)

    • Ketorolac
      Prescription only

      Toradol (Ketorolac) is an okay medication for some types of short-term pain, but don't take it for longer than you really need it.

      Was it worth it?
      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Injection
    • Voltaren
      (Diclofenac sodium)
      Prescription only

      Voltaren (Diclofenac Sodium) works well for pain and causes less upset stomach than other NSAIDs.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Extended release
      • Cream, gel, or ointment
      • Eye drops

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