Which medications in the drug class Analgesics are used in the treatment of Hemorrhoids?

Updated: Sep 24, 2019
  • Author: Kyle R Perry, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Analgesics

Pain control is essential to quality patient care. Analgesics ensure patient comfort, which is beneficial for patients who have painful lesions.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Aspirin Free Anacin, Feverall, Mapap)

Acetaminophen is the drug of choice (DOC) for treatment of pain in patients with documented hypersensitivity to aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), with upper gastrointestinal (GI) disease, or who are taking oral anticoagulants. This agent reduces fever by direct action on the hypothalamic heat-regulating centers, which increases dissipation of body heat via vasodilation and sweating.


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