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This is an important area as most people living with persistent pain will either
use or have used medication to try and ease their symptoms. There are a number of
groups of medicines to treat pain:
Simple analgesics e.g. Paracetamol
Anti-inflammatory Drugs e.g. Ibuprofen or Diclofenac
Opioids e.g. Codiene or Morphine
Anti-epileptic drugs e.g. Gabapentin or Pregabalin
Antidepressant drugs e.g. Amitriptyline or Duloxetine
Others (common ones) e.g. Tramadol
Others (uncommon ones) e.g. Ketamine, Diazepam
In general, no more than one medicine from each group would be used at the same time.
In some situations like nerve related pain, the clinician prescribing may choose
to add another medicine from the same group to try and get better pain control.