Peroneal Tendon Syndromes Medication

Updated: Mar 07, 2018
  • Author: Steven J Karageanes, DO, FAOASM; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

In the acute phase of any ankle injury, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen and naproxen can be used to decrease pain and swelling. In cases of moderate pain, acetaminophen or tramadol may be used for a brief period. Opioid medication should be avoided except in cases with severe pain.

 

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Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs

Class Summary

NSAIDs have anti-inflammatory properties and reduce pain.

Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Excedrin IB, Ibuprin)

DOC for patients with mild to moderate pain. Inhibits inflammatory reactions and pain by decreasing prostaglandin synthesis.

Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn)

For relief of mild to moderate pain; inhibits inflammatory reactions and pain by decreasing the activity of cyclooxygenase, which results in a decrease of prostaglandin synthesis.

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Analgesics

Class Summary

Narcotics are used for pain reduction. Pain control is essential to quality patient care. Analgesics ensure patient comfort and have sedating properties, which are beneficial for patients who have sustained trauma or who have sustained injuries. Many analgesics have sedating properties, which are beneficial for patients who experience pain.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Feverall, Tempra, Aspirin Free Anacin)

DOC for pain in patients with documented hypersensitivity to aspirin or NSAIDs, those with upper GI disease, or those taking oral anticoagulants.

Codeine/acetaminophen (Tylenol-3)

Indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate pain.

Hydrocodone and acetaminophen (Lorcet-HD, Vicodin, Lortab, Norcet)

Drug combination indicated for moderate to severe pain.

Propoxyphene and acetaminophen (Darvocet-N, Darvocet-N 100, Propacet, Wygesic)

Drug combination indicated for mild to moderate pain.

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