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Are there prescription strength pain relievers?

Besides over-the-counter forms of pain relievers, there are also prescription strength pain relievers. Usually, prescriptions differ from over-the-counter by strength and ingredient combinations. Prescription strength pain relievers must be approved by a doctor and taken carefully as they have many different side effects. Narcotics are the most potent prescription strength pain reliever.

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