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Types of Analgesics and their Treatment of Pain


Advances in Post-Burn Non-Opioid Analgesics


NSAIDs vs Opioids


Opioid analgesics Drug Class Overview


When to Consider Nonopioid Analgesic Treatments

Paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen or APAP, is a medicine used to treat pain and fever. It is typically used for mild to moderate pain relief. Evidence for its use to relieve fever in children is mixed. It is often sold in combination with other medications, such as in many cold medications. In combination with opioid pain medication, paracetamol is also used for severe pain such as cancer pain and pain after surgery. It is typically used either by mouth or rectally but is also available intravenously. Effects last between two and four hours.
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