|Generic Name||Brand Name|
|acetaminophen and hydrocodone||Lortab, Vicodin|
|acetaminophen and oxycodone||Percocet|
|aspirin and oxycodone||Percodan|
Narcotics are recommended only for short-term treatment of severe, sudden (acute) neck pain.
Because these medicines are potentially addictive, they are usually prescribed for a limited time (1 to 2 weeks).
Using narcotic medicines to treat neck pain is not well studied.1
When a narcotic does relieve pain, it becomes less effective over time. The body becomes more tolerant of narcotic medicine, and then a normal narcotic dosage provides less effective pain relief.
Side effects include:
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
Narcotics are not intended for use "until all the pain goes away." They are intended to be used only for a few days at the most. Your doctor will probably only prescribe enough to get you through the most severe pain.
Last Revised: August 2, 2010
Author: Healthwise Staff
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