If there is one thing you cannot afford to live with, it’s pain. Sure everyone gets a headache or stubs a toe now and again, but when you are faced with real pain, it can alter your life and it’s something that can make you absolutely weak and begging for a medication to relieve the pain. But when they tell you they are going to give you something for the pain, do you stop and question what that is or if it’s something that is widely prescribed? Do you even care?
The fact is that you should care. Knowing what is being put in your body and the commonality of the medication all matter and should matter to you going forward. So here are a few medications you might get for pain:
Demerol is not something you will see at a local pharmacy but you do end up seeing it at your local hospital. It is an opiate you can be given to treat higher amounts of pain. It comes in 50 and 100 mg doses and is usually administered through an IV. This drug is high effective and highly habit forming.
Then there is Lorcet which is a combination of Vicodin and Tylenol. This comes in one strength which is 5 mg of Vicodin and 500 mg of Tylenol. There is not only a limit to the amount you can take due to its addictive nature but there is also quite a bit of issues with the damage it can do to the liver. That is why it is not recommended to go over 8 tablets in a 24 hour period and prolonged usage could be harmful.
While these two drugs are not commonly prescribed, but if you need them then you are in a great deal of pain. So make certain you know what they are giving you the next time you are prescribed medication.