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Pain Management

Choosing the Right Treatment

Pain treatments work differently for different people. In order to receive the most effective treatment possible, talk to your healthcare provider about:

Your healthcare providers can help you become more comfortable with your treatment by answering your questions and helping you understand your pain treatment.

All medicines can have some side effects, but not everyone gets them. Most side effects occur in the first few days of treatment and gradually go away. Some of the most common side effects of pain medicines are:

Make sure to call your healthcare providers if you have any of these symptoms during your treatment and if they continue to be a problem.

This article is from "Pain Management During Your Inpatient Stay" by the University Hospital Pain Committee and used by NetWellness with permission, 2007.

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Last Reviewed: Nov 24, 2008

Formerly, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati