Evidence-based clinical practice guideline for the pharmacologic management of acute dental pain in children: A report from the American Dental Association Science and Research Institute, the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, and the Center for Integrative Global Oral Health at the University of Pennsylvania
Conclusions and practical implications: Nonopioid medications, specifically nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen alone or in combination with acetaminophen, are recommended for managing acute dental pain after 1 or more tooth extractions (that is, simple and surgical) and the temporary management of toothache in children (conditional recommendation, very low certainty). According to the US Food and Drug Administration, the use of codeine and tramadol in children for managing acute pain is contraindicated.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 1, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

What It Really Feels Like to Have Monkeypox
Since the global monkeypox outbreak began in May 2022, more than 22,000 cases have been confirmed in countries around the world. More than 5,000 of those cases have been recorded in the U.S., with many clustered in hotspots including New York and California. The virus, which often results in a blister-like rash and spreads through close contact, has so far predominantly affected men who have sex with men. Even as cases tick up and monkeypox gains public attention, however, it can still be difficult to find information about testing, treatment, and vaccines. Many people who fear they are at risk or infected are left to seek...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme, Angela Haupt and Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate monkeypox Source Type: news

tramadol and acetaminophen (Ultracet)
Title: tramadol and acetaminophen (Ultracet)Category: MedicationsCreated: 10/18/2004 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/1/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 1, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Tramadol with or without paracetamol (acetaminophen) for cancer pain
This Cochrane Review finds very low quality data suggesting tramadol produced pain relief in some adults with pain due to cancer and is not as effective as morphine. There is no evidence for children. The place of tramadol in managing cancer pain and its role as step 2 of the WHO analgesic ladder is unclear. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ultracet (Tramadol Hydrochloride and Acetaminophen Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 13, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Report highlights the dangers of opioid painkillers
Whenever I read or write about the overuse of so-called opioid painkillers it is with mixed feelings. As a lifelong back-pain patient who once depended on them for pain relief, I appreciate the challenge posed by opioids to people in pain and their doctors. People in agonizing pain want it to stop, but opioids are often a poor long-term solution. Doctors want to help their patients, so they may prescribe opioids for extended periods despite well-founded reservations. At the same time, the epidemic of abuse of these painkillers has led to numerous deaths. Like many Americans, I know people whose lives were destroyed—who e...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - January 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel Pendick Tags: Addiction Drugs and Supplements Pain Management hydrocodone opioids oxycodone Source Type: news