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These medications are comparable to Celebrex (Celecoxib) or used for similar purposes.

Celebrex
(Celecoxib)

Mobic
(Meloxicam)

Lodine
(Etodolac)

Aleve
(Naproxen)

Relafen
(Nabumetone)

Percocet
(Oxycodone / Acetaminophen)

Norco
(Hydrocodone / Acetaminophen)

Ultram
(Tramadol)

Tylenol Regular Strength
(Acetaminophen)

Ms Contin
(Morphine Sulfate)

Zorvolex
(Diclofenac)

Advil
(Ibuprofen)

Relieves pain and inflammation. Celebrex (Celecoxib) works well for treating pain and causes less upset stomach than other NSAIDs.Relieves pain and inflammation. Mobic (Meloxicam) works well for treating pain and causes less upset stomach than other NSAIDs.Coming soon.Relieves pain, fever, and inflammation. Aleve (Naproxen) works well for mild to moderate pain and inflammation, and it lasts longer than other NSAIDs.Coming soon.Treats moderate to severe pain. Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen) is the strongest prescription combination pain medicine for as needed pain relief, but make sure you don't take too much acetaminophen (Tylenol) to avoid liver problems or death.Treats moderate to severe pain. Norco (Hydrocodone / Acetaminophen) is a good option to treat pain as needed when over-the-counter medicines can't control the symptoms, but must make sure you don't take too much acetaminophen (Tylenol) to avoid liver problems or death.Treats moderate to severe pain. Ultram (Tramadol) works well to treat severe pain and mood changes. Although it's a little weaker than other opioids, it can still be addictive.Relieves pain and fever. Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) reduces fever and relieves pain well, but it doesn't lower inflammation and swelling.Treats severe pain. Ms Contin (Morphine Sulfate) provides good long-term pain control without the need to take medicine frequently, but watch out for constipation.Treats arthritis pain and swelling. Zorvolex (Diclofenac) is an okay medication used to treat pain and swelling caused by arthritis. However, because of the risk of heart attack, you should limit the amount you take.Relieves pain, fever, and inflammation. Advil (Ibuprofen) works well for mild to moderate pain and inflammation, but it doesn't last as long as other NSAIDs.
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Reviews for Celebrex (Celecoxib)
56%
of people say Celebrex (Celecoxib) is worth it
36%
say it works well
13%
say it's a big hassle
Reviews for Mobic (Meloxicam)
56%
Same vs. Celebrex (Celecoxib)
48%
+12% vs. Celebrex (Celecoxib)
16%
3% vs. Celebrex (Celecoxib)

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Reviews for Aleve (Naproxen)
78%
+22% vs. Celebrex (Celecoxib)
46%
+10% vs. Celebrex (Celecoxib)
5%
+8% vs. Celebrex (Celecoxib)

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Reviews for Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen)
69%
+13% vs. Celebrex (Celecoxib)
49%
+13% vs. Celebrex (Celecoxib)
15%
2% vs. Celebrex (Celecoxib)
Reviews for Norco (Hydrocodone / Acetaminophen)
67%
+11% vs. Celebrex (Celecoxib)
44%
+8% vs. Celebrex (Celecoxib)
13%
Same vs. Celebrex (Celecoxib)
Reviews for Ultram (Tramadol)
61%
+5% vs. Celebrex (Celecoxib)
39%
+3% vs. Celebrex (Celecoxib)
16%
3% vs. Celebrex (Celecoxib)
Reviews for Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen)
77%
+21% vs. Celebrex (Celecoxib)
37%
+1% vs. Celebrex (Celecoxib)
3%
+10% vs. Celebrex (Celecoxib)
Reviews for Ms Contin (Morphine Sulfate)
55%
1% vs. Celebrex (Celecoxib)
43%
+7% vs. Celebrex (Celecoxib)
20%
7% vs. Celebrex (Celecoxib)

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Reviews for Advil (Ibuprofen)
88%
+32% vs. Celebrex (Celecoxib)
51%
+15% vs. Celebrex (Celecoxib)
4%
+9% vs. Celebrex (Celecoxib)
Side effects
CelebrexMeloxicamLodineNaproxenRelafenPercocetNorcoTramadolTylenolMorphine sulfateDiclofenacIbuprofen

We haven’t found good data for Celebrex side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Celebrex »
  • Gastrointestinal disorders 5%
  • Diarrhea 4%
  • Infection and infestations 3%
  • Accident household 3%
  • Swelling due to excess fluid 2%
  • Dyspeptic signs and symptoms 2%
  • Sore throat 2%
  • Dizziness 1%
  • Flu-like symptomsa-like symptoms 1%
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We haven’t found good data for Lodine side effects.

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The Naproxen FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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We haven’t found good data for Relafen side effects.

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The Percocet FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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The Norco FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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  • Dizziness (not vertigo) 21%
  • Flushing 12%
  • Itching 11%
  • Dry mouth 10%
  • Dizziness 9%
  • Sleep difficulty 8%
  • Positional low blood pressure 3%
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We haven’t found good data for Tylenol side effects.

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The Morphine sulfate FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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  • Constipation 4%
  • Diarrhea 3%
  • Abdominal pain upper 2%
  • Pain in extremity 2%
  • Itching 1%
  • Swelling due to excess fluid 1%
  • Passing gas 1%
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We haven’t found good data for Ibuprofen side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Ibuprofen »
How it works
CelebrexMeloxicamLodineNaproxenRelafenPercocetNorcoTramadolTylenolMorphine sulfateDiclofenacIbuprofen
Celebrex (Celecoxib) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It blocks the inflammation process in your body, which relieves swelling and pain.Mobic (Meloxicam) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It blocks the inflammation process in your body, which relieves swelling and pain.Coming soon.Aleve (Naproxen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It blocks the inflammation process in your body, which relieves swelling and pain.Coming soon.Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen) is a combination pain medicine. Oxycodone is an opioid (similar to morphine) that works in the brain to lower pain perception. Acetaminophen is a non-opioid pain reliever and fever reducer.Norco (Hydrocodone / Acetaminophen) is a combination pain medicine. Hydrocodone is an opioid (similar to morphine) that works in the brain to lower pain perception. Acetaminophen is a non-opioid pain reliever and fever reducer.Ultram (Tramadol) is an atypical opioid pain reliever. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it alters certain brain chemicals to lower pain perception and improve mood.Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) reduces fever and relieves pain, but doesn't lower inflammation and swelling.Ms Contin (Morphine Sulfate) is an opioid medicine that works in the brain to lower pain perception.Zorvolex (Diclofenac) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It stops your body from making chemicals that cause inflammation and pain.Advil (Ibuprofen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It blocks the inflammation process in your body, which relieves swelling and pain.
Type of medication
CelebrexMeloxicamLodineNaproxenRelafenPercocetNorcoTramadolTylenolMorphine sulfateDiclofenacIbuprofen
Pain reliever
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)
Prescription only
Pain reliever
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)
Prescription only
Coming soon.
Pain reliever
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)
Prescription or OTC
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Pain reliever
Opioid
Acetaminophen (APAP)
Prescription only
Pain reliever
Opioid
Acetaminophen (APAP)
Prescription only
Pain reliever
Opioid
Prescription only
Pain reliever
Acetaminophen (APAP)
Over-the-counter
Pain reliever
Opioid
Prescription only
Pain reliever
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)
Prescription only
Pain reliever
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)
Prescription or OTC
Available as
CelebrexMeloxicamLodineNaproxenRelafenPercocetNorcoTramadolTylenolMorphine sulfateDiclofenacIbuprofen
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Used for (click to learn more)
CelebrexMeloxicamLodineNaproxenRelafenPercocetNorcoTramadolTylenolMorphine sulfateDiclofenacIbuprofen
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis Osteoarthritis Pain Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis pain
Risk factors for serious side effects
CelebrexMeloxicamLodineNaproxenRelafenPercocetNorcoTramadolTylenolMorphine sulfateDiclofenacIbuprofen
  • Long-term use
  • History of heart disease
  • History of heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft/CABG)
  • Age 65 or older
  • History of GI bleed or peptic ulcer disease
  • History of high blood pressure
  • Taking water pills (diuretics)
  • History of heart failure
    • History of asthma
    • Kidney Disease
    • Heart Failure
    • Liver Disease
    • Also taking diuretics
    • Also taking ACE inhibitors
    • Also taking Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs)
    • Age 65 or older
    • Late pregnancy (more than 30 weeks)
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    Pregnancy category
    CelebrexMeloxicamLodineNaproxenRelafenPercocetNorcoTramadolTylenolMorphine sulfateDiclofenacIbuprofen
    DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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    DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    See the FDA package insert
    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    See the FDA package insert
    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    See the FDA package insert
    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    See the FDA package insert
    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    See the FDA package insert
    NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

    The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

    See the FDA package insert
    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    See the FDA package insert
    DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    See the FDA package insert
    DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    See the FDA package insert
    Alcohol
    No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
    • Avoid alcohol.
    • Avoid alcohol.
    No specific alcohol-related info.
    • Drinking alcohol while taking Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) can damage your liver.
    • Heavy alcohol drinkers shouldn't use Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) since it can cause serious liver damage.
    No specific alcohol-related info.
    • You should avoid alcohol while on Zorvolex (Diclofenac) since it can increase your risk of stomach issues.
    • Don't drink alcohol while using Zorvolex (Diclofenac).
    No specific alcohol-related info.
    Food
    • Take it with a meal or a snack to prevent an upset stomach.
    • Take Mobic (Meloxicam) only once a day. Take it with a meal or a snack to prevent an upset stomach.
    No specific food-related info.
    • It needs to be taken with food to avoid getting an upset stomach.
    • Take it with a meal or a snack to prevent an upset stomach.
    No specific food-related info.
    • Take it with food to lower the chance of an upset stomach.
    • Generally well tolerated by people, especially if taken with food to lower risk of stomach upset.
    • Take it with food to lower the chance of an upset stomach.
    • Take Ultram (Tramadol) with food to avoid an upset stomach.
    No specific food-related info.
    • Take it with food to lower the chance of an upset stomach.
    • Take it with food to avoid getting diarrhea.
    • It needs to be taken with food to avoid getting an upset stomach.
    • Take it with a meal or a snack to prevent upset stomach.
    Kidneys and liver
    • Can also affect your kidneys or cause permanent kidney damage if taken for a long time.
    • Can hurt your kidneys, so don't use it if you have a history of kidney problems.
    • Celebrex (Celecoxib), and similar medications in the NSAID family, can cause lower kidney function or cause permanent kidney damage. You're at higher risk for this if you've a history of kidney disease, heart failure, and liver disease. Taking Diuretic, ACE inhibitor, or Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB) medications also increases your risk. If you are 65 or older you're also at a higher risk for these types of kidney problems.
    • Can also affect your kidneys or cause permanent kidney damage if taken for a long time.
    • Can hurt your kidneys, so don't use it if you have a history of kidney problems.
    No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
    • It can cause serious kidney and stomach problems (like ulcers and bleeding) the longer you take it.
    • Can hurt your kidneys, so don't use it if you have a history of kidney problems.
    No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
    • There are different doses for people who are older or who have liver or kidney disease, so work with your doctor to get the right dose.
    • Doesn't cause kidney damage and is safe to use if you have heart problems or if you're pregnant.
    No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
    • If you're taking it on a regular basis, you'll need to get labs done to make sure your liver and kidneys aren't being affected.
    • It can cause serious kidney and stomach problems (like ulcers and bleeding) the longer you take it.
    • Can hurt your kidneys, so don't use it if you have a history of kidney problems.
    Sex
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    Sleep
    No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.
    • Dizziness and drowsiness is common, but your body may adjust.
    • Can make you dizzy or drowsy.
    • Dizziness and drowsiness is common.
    • Can make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid activities need you to be fully alert until you know how it affects you.
    • Can make you dizzy or drowsy, so avoid activities that need you to be fully alert until you know how this medicine affects you.
    No specific sleep-related info.
    • Dizziness and drowsiness is common, but your body may adjust.
    • Can make you dizzy or drowsy.
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    Weight
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    Upsides and benefits
    CelebrexMeloxicamLodineNaproxenRelafenPercocetNorcoTramadolTylenolMorphine sulfateDiclofenacIbuprofen
    • Relieves pain and inflammation for many types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
    • Good for treating muscle aches and pains, as well as menstrual cramps.
    • Causes fewer stomach problems than other NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen.
    • Lasts longer than Ibuprofen.
    • Works well to relieve pain and inflammation from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
    • Good for muscle aches and pains.
    • It lasts longer than Ibuprofen, so you can take it less often.
    • Causes less upset stomach than other NSAIDs, like Ibuprofen.
    • Can also caus less bruising or bleeding than other NSAIDs when taken at lower doses (7.5 mg per day or less).
    Coming soon.
    • Lasts longer than Ibuprofen, so you can take it less often.
    • Aleve (Naproxen) works as well as Aspirin and Indomethacin to treat arthritis pain, and causes fewer stomach problems.
    • Works well to relieve pain, swelling, and fevers.
    • Good for menstrual cramps, toothaches, body aches, and mild arthritis pain.
    • Although not without side effects, it's been around for a long time and is generally safe for short-term use.
    Coming soon.
    • Combination pain medicine with an opioid component (oxycodone) and non-opioid component (acetaminophen or Tylenol) that takes advantage of different modes of pain relieve in a single pill.
    • Generally considered stronger than Norco or other combination pain medicine for treating pain.
    • Provides quick relief for moderate to severe pain to improve quality of life.
    • Good for as-needed, short-term use, but may be helpful to manage more long-term pain problems if used at the appropriate doses and intervals.
    • Lower rates of misuse compared to pure opioid medicines.
    • Can help you fall asleep easier.
    • Combination pain medicine with an opiod component (hydrocodone) and non-opioid component (acetaminophen or Tylenol) that takes advantage of different modes of pain relieve in a single pill.
    • Generally well tolerated by people, especially if taken with food to lower risk of stomach upset.
    • Provides quick relief for moderate to severe pain to improve quality of life.
    • Good for as-needed, short-term use, but may be helpful to manage more long-term pain problems if used at the appropriate doses and intervals.
    • Lower rates of misuse compared to pure opioid medicines.
    • Can help you fall asleep easier.
    • Relieves moderate to severe pain. It has been shown to work as well as other opioid pain medications.
    • Compared to typical opioids, it provides unique pain relief and effects on your mood when taken regularly.
    • Has a lower chance of causing breathing problems compared to other typical opioids.
    • Doesn't cause as much constipation as other opioid pain medicines. Staying hydrated and taking laxatives can help treat this side effect.
    • Works well to relieve pain and fevers.
    • Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) causes less upset stomach, ulcers, bruising, and bleeding than other pain medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen.
    • Doesn't cause kidney damage and is safe to use if you have heart problems or if you're pregnant.
    • Good for menstrual cramps, toothaches, body aches, and mild arthritis pain.
    • Although not without side effects, it's been around for a long time and is generally safe for short-term use.
    • Provides longer relieve for moderate to severe pain to improve quality of life.
    • Good for chronic pain that requires around-the-clock relief.
    • Might have fewer side effects than other opioid pain relievers.
    • Clinical studies show that Zorvolex (Diclofenac) is better at relieving arthritis pain than acetaminophen (Tylenol).
    • Can be used as needed to treat pain and swelling.
    • Available as a generic.
    • Ibuprofen works as well as aspirin in treating pain and causes fewer stomach problems.
    • Ibuprofen works better than acetaminophen (Tylenol) at lowering fever and relieving sinus pain.
    • Works well to relieve pain, swelling, and fevers.
    • Good for menstrual cramps, toothaches, body aches, and mild arthritis pain.
    • Although not without side effects, it's been around for a long time and is generally safe for short-term use.
    Downsides and risks
    CelebrexMeloxicamLodineNaproxenRelafenPercocetNorcoTramadolTylenolMorphine sulfateDiclofenacIbuprofen
    • The longer you take Celebrex (Celecoxib), the more likely you are to have stomach problems, including inflammation, ulcers, and bleeding. Can also happen if you take Celebrex (Celecoxib) on an empty stomach.
    • Like all NSAIDs, it can raise your risk of blood clots, heart attack, or a stroke.
    • Can also affect your kidneys or cause permanent kidney damage if taken for a long time.
    • The longer you take Mobic (Meloxicam), the more likely you are to have stomach problems, including inflammation, ulcers, and bleeding. This can also happen if you take Mobic (Meloxicam) on an empty stomach.
    • Like all NSAIDs, it can raise your risk of blood clots, heart attack, or a stroke.
    • Can also affect your kidneys or cause permanent kidney damage if taken for a long time.
    Coming soon.
    • It needs to be taken with food to avoid getting an upset stomach.
    • Can't be taken by pregnant women.
    • It can cause serious kidney and stomach problems (like ulcers and bleeding) the longer you take it.
    • Like all NSAIDs, it can raise your risk of having blood clots, heart attack, or stroke.
    Coming soon.
    • Everyone will get constipation - always stay hydrated and take stool softener or stimulant on days you're taking Percocet if you need.
    • The non-opioid part of Percocet, acetaminophen (Tylenol), has a high risk of liver failure and death if you take more than the maximum daily dose. Be very careful.
    • Dizziness and drowsiness is common, but your body may adjust.
    • All opioid containing medicines have the risk of physical dependence and possibility of withdrawal when used long-term.
    • Relies on the users to be aware of how much acetaminophen (Tylenol) they are using since it is a very common ingredient in many prescription and non-prescription pain medicines.
    • Avoid alcohol.
    • Dizziness and drowsiness is common.
    • Everyone will get constipation - always stay hydrated and take stool softener or stimulant on days you're taking Norco if you need.
    • The non-opioid part of Norco, acetaminophen (Tylenol), has a high risk of liver failure and death if you take more than the maximum daily dose. Be very careful.
    • All opioid containing medicines have the risk of physical dependence and possibility of withdrawal when used long-term.
    • Relies on the users to be aware of how much acetaminophen (Tylenol) they are using since it is a very common ingredient in many prescription and non-prescription pain medicines.
    • Avoid alcohol.
    • Some people think it's weaker than other opioid pain medications. It can also cause more upset stomach.
    • Like other opioid pain relievers, Tramadol has a high risk of addiction, abuse, misuse, overdose, and death. It should only be used for severe pain that requires daily, around-the-clock treatment once alternative treatments haven't worked.
    • It isn't used for short-term, as-needed pain relief.
    • It's a controlled substance regulated by the federal government. This means that your use of Ultram (Tramadol) will be tracked to prevent potential prescription abuse.
    • To get Ultram (Tramadol) in the pharmacy, you'll need to bring in a paper prescription directly from your doctor.
    • Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) doesn't treat pain as well as other medications like ibuprofen and naproxen.
    • Drinking alcohol while taking Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) can damage your liver.
    • To avoid hurting your liver, you need to keep track of the total amount of acetaminophen (APAP) you are taking since it's a very common ingredient in pain and cold/flu combination medicines.
    • Heavy alcohol drinkers shouldn't use Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) since it can cause serious liver damage.
    • Doesn't work for as-needed or quick pain relief.
    • Everyone will get constipation - always stay hydrated and take stool softener or stimulant on days you're taking Ms Contin (Morphine Sulfate) if you need.
    • Long term use will likely cause physical dependence.
    • Must be weaned slowly off the medicine after use longer than 2 weeks.
    • Dizziness and drowsiness is common, but your body may adjust.
    • You should avoid alcohol while on Zorvolex (Diclofenac) since it can increase your risk of stomach issues.
    • If you're taking it on a regular basis, you'll need to get labs done to make sure your liver and kidneys aren't being affected.
    • Ibuprofen doesn't work as long as other NSAIDs, so follow the package directions on how often you can take it.
    • It needs to be taken with food to avoid getting an upset stomach.
    • Can't be taken by pregnant women.
    • It can cause serious kidney and stomach problems (like ulcers and bleeding) the longer you take it.
    • Like all NSAIDs, it can raise your risk of having blood clots, heart attack, or stroke.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    CelebrexMeloxicamLodineNaproxenRelafenPercocetNorcoTramadolTylenolMorphine sulfateDiclofenacIbuprofen
    • Starts working in 1 to 3 hours.
    • Take it with a meal or a snack to prevent an upset stomach.
    • Can make you bruise or bleed more easily and it can also cause stomach ulcers.
    • Don't take it with other blood thinners, like aspirin, unless your doctor tells you it's safe.
    • Can hurt your kidneys, so don't use it if you have a history of kidney problems.
    • Take Mobic (Meloxicam) only once a day. Take it with a meal or a snack to prevent an upset stomach.
    • Can make you bruise or bleed more easily and it can also cause stomach ulcers.
    • Don't take it with other blood thinners, like aspirin, unless your doctor tells you it's safe.
    • Can hurt your kidneys, so don't use it if you have a history of kidney problems.
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    • Starts relieving pain in 30 to 60 minutes.
    • Take it with a meal or a snack to prevent an upset stomach.
    • Can make you bruise or bleed more easily and it can also cause stomach ulcers.
    • Don't take it with other blood thinners, like aspirin, unless your doctor tells you it's safe.
    • Can hurt your kidneys, so don't use it if you have a history of kidney problems.
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    • This is a combination pain medication. It contains both an opioid medicine, and acetaminophen (Tylenol).
    • Starts working in 30 minutes.
    • Works best if you take it as soon as you start feeling pain.
    • Pain relief lasts 4-6 hours.
    • Avoid activities need you to be fully alert until you know how it affects you.
    • Use it for the shortest time possible, and at the lowest dose possible, to lower your chance of becoming addicted.
    • Can make you dizzy or drowsy.
    • Take it with food to lower the chance of an upset stomach.
    • Constipation is common and may not go away while you're taking this medicine. Drinking lots of water and using laxatives can help.
    • Don't take more than instructed to prevent liver damage.
    • Talk to your doctor if it doesn't work well enough to relieve your pain, or if the side effects are really bad.
    • This is a combination pain medication. It contains both an opioid medicine and acetaminophen (Tylenol).
    • Works best if you take it as soon as you start feeling pain. Starts working in 30 minutes and pain relief lasts 4 to 6 hours.
    • Can make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid activities need you to be fully alert until you know how it affects you.
    • Use it for the shortest time and at the lowest dose possible, to lower your chance of becoming addicted.
    • Take it with food to lower the chance of an upset stomach.
    • Constipation is common and may not go away while you're taking this medicine. Drinking lots of water and using laxatives can help.
    • Don't take more than instructed to prevent liver damage.
    • Talk to your doctor if it doesn't work well enough to relieve your pain, or if the side effects are really bad.
    • Starts working in one hour and works best if you take it regularly.
    • Can make you dizzy or drowsy, so avoid activities that need you to be fully alert until you know how this medicine affects you.
    • Take Ultram (Tramadol) with food to avoid an upset stomach.
    • There are different doses for people who are older or who have liver or kidney disease, so work with your doctor to get the right dose.
    • Swallow the extended-release tablets whole. They're designed to release the drug slowly and breaking, crushing, or chewing them could cause a serious overdose.
    • Starts working in one hour.
    • Contains acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol or APAP. Taking too much can cause liver failure and death. Don't take more than what's recommended on the package or with other Tylenol-containing products.
    • Follow age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take. Adults should never take more than 3,000 milligrams (mg) in a single day.
    • Let your doctor know if your symptoms don't improve in a few days.
    • Opioid pain medicine that provides longer pain relief—up to 12 hours.
    • Works best when taken regularly instead of as-needed.
    • Especially useful for people with chronic pain problems.
    • May not be the best choice for people who have never taken an opioid pain medicine because it lasts so long.
    • Swallow it whole. Don't crush, chew, or split the medicine.
    • Avoid activities that need you to be fully alert until you know how it affects you.
    • Constipation is common and may not go away while you're taking this medicine. Drinking lots of water and taking laxatives can help.
    • Talk to your doctor if it doesn't help enough for your pain, or if the side effects are really bad.
    • Can make you dizzy or drowsy.
    • Take it with food to lower the chance of an upset stomach.
    • Take it with food to avoid getting diarrhea.
    • Don't drink alcohol while using Zorvolex (Diclofenac).
    • Don't take other anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) without talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
    • Can cause swelling in your legs, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and an upset stomach.
    • Don't take antacids with magnesium since they can interact with Zorvolex (Diclofenac).
    • Take Zorvolex (Diclofenac) at the smallest dose possible for the shortest amount of time to prevent an increased risk of heart attack.
    • Take it with a meal or a snack to prevent upset stomach.
    • Starts relieving pain in 30 to 60 minutes.
    • Can make you bruise or bleed more easily and it can also cause stomach ulcers.
    • Don't take it with other blood thinners, like aspirin, unless your doctor tells you it's safe.
    • Can hurt your kidneys, so don't use it if you have a history of kidney problems.
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