Medications: What have you learned?

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Question 1. True or False: Most of the time, the right medications will work to take away all of my persistent pain.

True

False

False: Remember that the longer your pain persists, the less likely it is that medication by itself is going to provide effective pain relief. That’s why it is so important to use medications together with physical and psychological treatments.

Question 2. True or False: Medications are the most important part of my pain management.

True

False

False: The 3Ps of pain management are equally important for managing persistent pain and its impact on your life.

Question 3. True or False: Pain medications are generally safe when taken as prescribed.

True

False

True: Your healthcare team will consider all the information they have to safely prescribe your pain medication. That’s why it’s important to always tell them about all medications or supplements that you are taking so there are no bad drug interactions.

Queston 4. True or False: Dietary supplements are always safe if they are made with natural ingredients.

True

False

False: Just because a chemical occurs “naturally” does not mean that it is safe. For example, many plants are poisonous if eaten.

Question 5. True or False: Any changes to my pain medications should be made gradually rather than suddenly, and be monitored by my healthcare team.

True

False

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Last updated: May 2nd 2016