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Pain Pathways:

Cyclooxygenase (COX) catalyzes the conversion of arachidonic acid to prostaglandin and thromboxane precursors. There are 2 COX inh9ibitors (COX-1 and COX-2), with some indication of a third (COX-3). 



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How Pain Works:

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Analgesic Drug List:



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Generic Name: None
Brand Name(s): Zostrix, Zostrix HP
Main Action: Appears to inhibit Substance P
Receptor: Unknown
CYP450 Enzyme Metabolism N/A
Source: Capsicum spp.
Common Dosage: Topical application


Also known as Paracetamol in some parts of the world. This is one of the safest, and most commonly used pharmaceutical drugs in the world. It has a similar action to NSAID's on pain and fever, but lacks clinical significance towards inflammation, and antiplatelet.

Although one of the safer drugs, overdose is easily accomplished, and can result in irreversible liver and kidney damage within 4-5 days. Doses within the therapeutic range are well tolerated.

Generic Name: Acetominophen and Paracetamol
Brand Name(s): Tylenol, Silapap, Tactinal, Medi-Tabs, Mapap, Vitapap, Actamin, Anacin AF, Apra
Main Action: Centrally acting inhibitor of prostaglandin synthesis from arachidonic acid.
Possible action at cannabinoid receptors in the CNS
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CYP450 Enzyme Metabolism 1A2
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Common Dosage: Highly variable. Visit
Maximum 4000mg/day