Medication Information Sheets for pain medications
At Water's Edge, we prescribe a variety of pain medications to help manage your chronic pain symptoms. Medications are only ONE part of a successful treatment plan. They are appropriate when they provide benefit, improve function and have either no or mild, manageable side effects. Remember, medications (even if natural) are chemical substances not expected in the body, and as such have side effects. Some of the side effects might be unknown. It is very important that you follow your physician's instructions when taking a prescription medication. It is also important to let your doctor know about any over-the-counter medications or supplements you may be taking.
The use of medications/drugs for any purpose requires patient consent. Water's Edge does NOT require a patient to use any medication. Below are medication information sheets to learn more about specific medications you may be prescribed at Water's Edge.
brands: Tylenol ® & many others
brands: Nuvigil® / Provigil®
clonazapam, lorazepam, diazepam, Klonapin, Valium, Ativan and others
brands: Catapres®, Catapres-TTS®
brands: Duragesic®, Actiq®, Fentora®, others
brands: Advil and many others
brands: Methadose®, others
brands: Avinza®, Kadian®, MSContin®, Oramorph SR®, MSIR®, Embeda®, others
brands: Aleve, others
brands: Percocet®, OxyContin®, Roxicodone®, Endocet®, Percodan®, OxyFast®, others
brands: Nubain®, Opana®, Opana ER®
brands: methylphenidate, amphetamine, dextroamphetamine, Ritalin, Adderall and others
brands: Ultram®, Ultracet®, Ultram ER®
TCA's (tri-cyclic, anti-depressants)
amitriptyline, nortriptyline, Elavil, Aventyl, Pamelor and others
Disclaimer: This is for informational purposes only. This does not replace the instructions you received from your provider, does not constitute initiation of medical treatment or establishment of a patient-physician relationship, does not constitute any form of recommendation, prescription or medical advice, and does not imply that the medication is appropriate or FDA approved for any condition. This information is not a complete listing of instructions, doses, uses or side effects. If this was prescribed to you, you must review this information with your pharmacist and prescriber before starting the medication. Any medication may interfere with the ability to drive, concentrate or operate machinery; patients must be responsible for their own behavior and should not engage in any dangerous activity if there is any question of impairment. All medications have side effects and drug interactions, some serious, some fatal. Let all of your practitioners and pharmacists know about every substance used. Alcohol, herbals or illegal drugs are not considered safe with these medications. Assume no medication is safe during pregnancy or while breast feeding. The medication may interfere with birth control. Almost any medication can cause sleepiness, insomnia, dizziness, confusion, hallucinations, anxiety, panic, constipation or diarrhea, headache, chest pain and nausea or vomiting, among others. Most medications should NOT be stopped suddenly because of the risk of withdrawal.