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Popular Medications No Longer Recommended for Chronic Pain

New guidelines say opioids like codeine are safer for patients over 75.

When a group of leading geriatric physicians recently released new guidelines that called for virtually eliminating the use of popular medications like ibuprofen for people over 75 with persistent pain, Alfred Anderson, M.D., wasn’t surprised. A physician who specializes in pain management, Anderson thinks the risks of stomach bleeding and heart problems associated with ingredients found in medicines like Advil, Aleve and Celebrex make them less than ideal for treating chronic pain in older patients. Instead, the Minnesota doctor often prescribes narcotics known as opioids such as codeine and Percocet. … Back to Article

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