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Post-operation Pain Management

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Adult

Post-operation Pain Management - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Post-operation Pain Management cause?

Before taking Post-operation Pain Management, what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Post-operation Pain Management?

Post-operation Pain Management - Dosage and How to Use

How should Post-operation Pain Management be used?

  • Initially when the pain is constantly experienced, you may regularly take the pain medicine corresponding to the severity of pain that you experience
  • As the wound heals, the frequency and severity of pain experienced would reduce as well. Hence you may then take the pain relief medicine only as and when needed.
  • If the pain is still unrelieved after one hour of taking the medicine, you may add another pain medicine belonging to a different category.
  • Always ask your pharmacist or doctor on how to manage your pain if you are unsure about the frequency of taking or even the indication for each pain medication.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Post-operation Pain Management - Additional Information

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What is post-operation pain management ?

After an operation, pain is usually experienced due to damage to the tissues and nerves. The pain is usually more severe initially and resolves over time as the wound recovers. Unrelieved pain can interfere with sleep and physical functioning that can negatively affect patient's well-being on multiple levels. Hence doctors will always prescribe medicine to manage pain so as to minimise any discomfort that the patient may experience during recovery. Analgesics act by different mechanism and at different receptor sites can be combined to produce additive or synergistic pain relief and reduce opioid use. They may be available in injectable, topical or oral forms.

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