Treat mild progressing to
moderate pain at home with oral codeine and ibuprofen or codeine and
acetaminophen prescribed by your doctor. Codeine is usually derived from
morphine and is less potent. It generally has less potential for addiction than
Treat moderate to severe pain with oral
controlled-release morphine at home, prescribed by your doctor. Morphine is a
potent medicine. Your doctor may not offer this option, preferring to prescribe
morphine for inpatient hospital treatment only.
It's best to treat
severe pain in the hospital with continuous
opioid medicine, such as morphine or hydromorphone.
The medicine is given directly into a vein
(intravenously, or IV) and may be patient-controlled, allowing you to push a
button and release a dose when needed.
Continuous opioid medicine
doesn't always relieve severe sickle cell pain.
As a painful event
subsides, IV opioid medicine is gradually reduced and replaced with a less
powerful oral medicine. These actions prevent a person's body from going
through sudden drug withdrawal symptoms.
Pain management skills can help you or your child manage
pain. These skills include distraction, guided imagery, deep breathing,
relaxation, and positive, encouraging self-talk. They can also enhance the
effect of pain medicine.
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