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What medicines are used to treat moderate to severe cancer pain?

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Narcotic pain relievers can treat moderate to severe cancer pain. They include:

You need a prescription to get narcotic pain relievers. You can use them along with mild pain relievers for moderate to severe pain.

  • Codeine
  • Fentanyl (Duragesic)
  • Hydrocodone (Lortab, Norco, Vicodin)
  • Hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Exalgo)
  • Morphine (Kadian, MS Contin, Oramorph)
  • Oxycodone (OxyContin)
  • Tramadol

From: Pain Management: Cancer Pain WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health. 

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 15, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health. 

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 15, 2019

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