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What questions should I ask my doctor about my pain medication?

Some questions to ask your doctor about pain medications include: 
 
  • What is the name of the medication?
  • How much should I take (dosage and strength)?
  • When should I take this medication?
  • Should I eat before I take it?
  • Does this medication have any side effects?
  • Will this medication interfere or react with other medications I take
  • What pain medications are available for this type of pain?
  • Are there likely to be side effects to the treatment prescribed for pain?
  • Could there be interactions with other medications?
  • Do you recommend any other treatments?
  • Are there any concerns about trying different treatments?

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