As we get older, it becomes harder and harder not to take pain medication. Our common aches and pains often become more pronounced, and injuries, chronic symptoms and other issues may crop up to give us pain that must be managed. However, it's important to know a bit about pain killers in order to avoid overdosing or withdrawal symptoms, as well as knowing to take the right medication. In this quiz, we're going to test your knowledge of common pain killers.
Which of these pain killers is also an anti-inflammatory?
Steroids are pain killers that are...
Powerful but non-specific
Powerful without side-effects
Which over-the-counter pain killer is safest to take for headache, fever and common aches and pains?
Acetaminophen is a safe drug for all ages, it just doesn't treat inflammation.
NSAID (aspirin, ibuprofen)
Acetaminophen (paracetamol, tylenol)
An opioid is a drug that affects the...
Brain, spine and site of pain
This old medication comes from the willow tree bark and can cause gastrointestinal side effects.
NSAID drugs are drugs that...
Are anti inflammatory while not being in the steroid family
Anti inflammatory steroids
Target pain in the face such as headaches and teeth aches
Target gastrointestinal pain
True or False: Ibuprofen and Paracetamol can be taken together
Be sure to still not take over 600 mg of ibuprofen or paracetamol a day.
True, one is processed in the liver and one in the stomach
False, both are processed in the stomach
Which of these is NOT a side-effect of taking opioids?
It may actually cause pupil contraction
Overdosing on opioid can lead to death. Why is that?
Percocet is a popular pain killer because it combines...
Codeine and Acetaminophen
Morphine and Acetaminophen
Ibuprofen and Paracetamol
Which of these is NOT a symptom of opioid withdrawal?
Although very unpleasant and painful, symptoms usually begin to improve within 72 hours, and within a week you should notice a significant decrease in the acute symptoms of opiate withdrawal.
True or False: Codeine is stronger than Morphine
What are the side effects of a chronic aspirin overdose?
While an acute overdose can cause stomach trouble, a chronic overdose is more likely to produce these. Be careful with aspirin and do not give it to children without a doctor saying so.
Fatigue, confusion, rapid breathing and heartrate
Partial paralysis, confusion and cognitive disability
Stomach ache, constipation and fever
Not Your Forte?
You may not have needed to use pain medication much, or perhaps you just take what the doctor tells you. That's all fine and good, but there comes a time when we need to know more about the pills we take, especially pain medication, as it can lead to addiction. Why not read more about it and try our test again?
This is information that is REALLY important to know, and we're glad to see you at least have a pretty good understanding of the material. That said, there is a bit of room for improvement, and every piece of information on the drugs you may take are important to know.
Are You a Pharmacist?
You ACED this quiz! We're delighted, because this is so important to know. These medications are incredibly important and yet no less dangerous for it. It's crucial we know all we can about the drugs we may take and you have shown an incredible knowledge, congratulations!
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