If you go to the hospital, you will be treated with a strong pain medicine. This might be an opioid medicine, such as morphine.
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.
When you feel less pain, 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.