Pain is a sensation which is quite unpleasant. This sensation can be numbing or burning, dull or sharp, chronic or acute, or even major or minor. The sensation is felt by how the brain perceives the signals from the injured area. Pain Medication helps to stop the transmission of signals of pain from the site to the brain, thereby decreases the sensation of ache.

The medication effects and also the tolerance level may differ in persons.  So one medication which finds suitable for a patient might not be that much effective for another. Some may be satisfied with over-the-counter medication, while other people might need a prescription one.

The drugs included in Pain Medications Listare nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which are naproxen, ibuprofen, aspirin which are available without a prescription and fenoprofen, flubiprofen, oxaprozin, ketoprofen, diclofenac sodium, indomethacin, etodolac, ketorolac, indomethacin, tolmetin, sulindac, mefenamic acid, meclofenamate, piroxicam, and nabumetone which are  only available with a prescription. Of this, the aspirin and ibuprofen medications are short-acting, but the naproxen effect will last for quite long period.

The potential side effect of these medication is stomach bleeding. It only happens if the drug is used for a prolonged time.  Using these medications for a long period of time can also affect the kidney function or liver function. It can also result in drug abuse, addition or withdrawal.

Some pain medications have to be avoided due to the reason that they might not work well for you or sometimes it may have potential side effects. Avoid taking Tylenol with oral Demerol and codeine. Other medicines that have to be avoided include pentazocine due to its drug dependency nature. It is considered as less pain medication since its effect for relieving ache is much less. Propoxyphene which includes Darvocet and Darvon are other medications that have to avoid since it does not significantly alleviate the ache.