Which medications in the drug class Analgesics are used in the treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

Updated: Jan 10, 2019
  • Author: Daryl A Rosenbaum, MD; Chief Editor: Sherwin SW Ho, MD  more...
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Analgesics

The use of analgesics may aid in relieving the discomfort of an acute occlusion of the vascular structures or nervous impingement.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Feverall, Aspirin Free Anacin)

DOC for pain in patients with documented hypersensitivity to aspirin or NSAIDs, those with upper GI disease, and those who are taking oral anticoagulants.

Ibuprofen (Motrin, Ibuprin)

DOC for patients with mild to moderate pain. Inhibits inflammatory reactions and pain by decreasing prostaglandin synthesis.

Acetaminophen and codeine (Tylenol #3)

Oral analgesic indicated for treatment of moderate pain.


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