Back pain can severely affect a person's ability to function. Pain medications can have a big impact on people's lives, improving their functional ability and their quality of life. There are many different types of pain medications and a variety of methods to administer these medications. See how much you know about back pain medications by taking this quiz.
Why are many opiods combined with other analgesics?
They lessen opiod side effects.
They make the tablet last longer.
They make the tablet cheaper.
How does combining opiods with other analgesics affect the dose of opiod in the tablet?
It increases the opiod dose.
It decreases the opiod dose.
It doesn't affect the opiod dose.
What system in the body is most at risk when taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)?
the gastrointestinal system
the immune system
the cardiovascular system
When NSAIDs are combined with __ medication the risk for GI upset is greater.
Patients with __ disease have to be very careful when taking NSAIDs.
How many U.S. hospital admissions each year are related to NSAID use?
Which form of NSAID is thought to be safer?
What does the word opium mean in Greek?
MS Contin is a common medication used for pain. What is the active ingredient in MS Contin?
How do opiods help with back pain?
They make damaged tissue heal faster.
They block pain signals.
They reduce the amount of pain signals.
What is the worst side effect of opiods?
suppressed respiratory drive
What is the most common side effect of opiods?
decreased breathing rate
How can you determine if a patient is addicted to a medication?
The medication will help their pain.
The medication will not help their pain.
The patient will ask to reduce the medication doses.
What does it mean when a person is physically dependant on a medication?
Their body has adapted to having the medication present.
The person exhibits compulsive behavior requesting more medication.
They person will die if they do not get the medication.
When were the hypodermic needle and syringe invented?
Some medications are administered topically with a patch. How long does it usually take for medication to reach its optimum dose when administered through a patch?
A lollipop-style medication applicator has recently been invented. What part of the body is the medication absorbed into?
the nerves in the mouth
the taste buds under the tongue
the tissue mucosa lining the mouth
How long does it take until people feel relief from pain after having a "lollipop" pain killer?
How does a patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pump prevent a patient from overdosing?
It pages the doctor after a certain period.
It alarms when a patient has too much.
It has a "lockout" function.
How does the pain medication itself prevent a person from overdosing when using a PCA?