Posted by ed_uk on February 12, 2006, at 4:21:30
In reply to Re: Triazolam for dental surgery- when will it wea, posted by Phillipa on February 11, 2006, at 19:14:14
>Why doesn't percocet work?
Percocet does work for post-op dental pain but NSAIDs have shown better overall efficacy for this particular subtype of pain.
Percocet contains oxycodone and acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is somewhat effective for dental pain but less so than NSAIDs. Opioids alone eg. 60mg codeine are not very effective for post-op dental pain. 10mg IM morphine is effective but less so than NSAIDs.
Opioids are more effective than NSAIDs for certain types of pain wheareas NSAIDs are more effective for others. Post-op dental pain, headaches/migraine, acute gout, menstrual cramps, renal colic, pain due to rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and pain due to bone metastases often respond best to NSAIDs. Opioids are most useful for severe visceral pain. Many forms of cancer pain respond well to opioids but a variety of drugs are often necessary to combat the severe pain of advanced cancer.
Love Ed xx