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

Updated: Nov 21, 2017
  • Author: Michelle Blanda, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Analgesics

Patients with infrequent headaches can be treated with simple analgesics initially.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Panadol, Aspirin Free Anacin)

DOC for pain in patients with documented hypersensitivity to aspirin or NSAIDs or upper GI disease or taking oral anticoagulants.

Acetaminophen with codeine (Tylenol #3)

Indicated for treatment of mild to moderately severe headache.

Acetaminophen and oxycodone (Percocet)

Indicated for relief of moderately severe to severe pain. DOC for aspirin-hypersensitive patients.


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