Drugs for COVID-19
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December 12, 2022

A new CDC guideline for prescribing opioids for pain recently became available.1 Nonopioid drugs for pain were reviewed in a previous issue.2

ACUTE PAIN — For many types of moderate to severe acute pain, acetaminophen and/or an NSAID may be as effective as an opioid.3,4 Use of caffeine as a co-analgesic may provide some additional pain relief.5 If nonopioid drugs and nonpharmacologic treatment (e.g., heat or...  Continue reading

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