Pain medications

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Do I need to take my pain medication on a schedule?

Pain medications

In general, pain medications should be taken on an "as needed" basis, as opposed to taking "a course" of medication. However, if you are post-op or have just had a procedure, most doctors recommend taking a pill even if you are not in pain yet, and to take it on a schedule for the first day to ward off any discomfort.

   

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