List of Pain Relief Medications

Number of analgesics and adjunct agents are available for addressing different pain conditions. Following is a complete list of pain medications which includes new drug approvals.

Analgesics and adjunct pain medications share their mechanism of action. They all deliver analgesic effect by interfering with the pain signaling cascade.

Non-Narcotic Analgesics

Generic Brand Name
Acetaminophen Tylenol

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Generic Brand Name
Bromfenac Prolensa, Bromday
Diclofenac Cataflam, Voltaren, Zipsor
Diflunisal Dolobid
Etodolac Lodine, Lodine XL
Fenoprofen Nalfon
Flurbiprofen Ansaid
Ibuprofen Advil, Cramp End, Dolgesic, Excedrin IB, Genpril, Haltran, Ibren, Ibu, Ibuprin, Ibuprohm, Ibu-Tab, Medipren, Midol IB, Motrin, Nuprin, Pamprin-IB, Q-Profen, Rufen, Trendar
Indomethacin Indocin, Indocin SR, Tivorbex
Ketoprofen Actron, Orudis, Oruvail
Ketorolac Toradol, Sprix
Meclofenamate Meclomen
Mefenamic Acid Ponstel
Meloxicam Mobic, Vivlodex
Nabumetone Relafen
Naproxen Aleve, Anaprox,
Anaprox DS, EC-Naprosyn, Naprelan, Naprosyn
Nepafenac Nevanac
Oxaprozin Daypro
Phenylbutazone Cotylbutazone
Piroxicam Feldene
Sulindac Clinoril
Tolmetin Tolectin, Tolectin DS

COX-2 Inhibitors

Generic Brand Name
Celecoxib Celebrex

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Narcotic Pain Medications (Painkillers)

Generic Brand Name
Buprenorphine Buprenex, Butrans transdermal patch
Butorphanol Stadol
Codeine  
Hydrocodone  
Hydromorphone Dilaudid, Dilaudid-5, Dilaudid-HP, Hydrostat IR, Exalgo ER
Levorphanol Levo-Dromoran
Meperidine Demerol
Methadone Dolophine, Methadose
Morphine Astramorph PF, AVINZA, Duramorph, Kadian,
M S Contin, MSIR, Oramorph SR, Rescudose, Roxanol
Nalbuphine Nubain
Oxycodone OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxecta
Oxymorphone Numorphan
Pentazocine Talwin
Propoxyphene Cotanal-65, Darvon
Tapentadol Nucynta

Central Analgesics

Generic Brand Name
Tramadol Ultram
Tramadol and Acetaminophen Ultracet

Combinations

Generic Brand Name
Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine Femcet, Fioricet, Esgic, Esgic-Plus
Butalbital, Aspirin, and Caffeine Fiorinal
Butalbital, acetaminophen, caffeine, and codeine Fioricet with Codeine
Hydrocodone and Ibuprofen Hydrostal IR, Vicoprofen
Morphine/Naltrexone Embeda
Oxycodone/Naltrexone Troxyca ER
Pentazocine/Naloxone Talwin NX
Narcotic Analgesics and Acetaminophen
Acetaminophen and Codeine Capital with Codeine, Margesic #3, Phenaphen with Codeine, Tylenol with Codeine
Dihydrocodeine, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine DHCplus
Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen Allay, Anexsia 5/500, Anexsia 7.5/650, Dolacet, Dolagesic, Duocet, Hycomed, Hydrocet, Hydrogesic, HY-PHEN, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet-HD, Lortab, Panacet 5/500, Panlor, Stagesic, T-Gesic, Ugesic, Vicodin, Zydone
Oxycodone and Acetaminophen Endocet, Percocet, Roxicet, Roxilox, Tylox; Xartemis XR
Pentazocine and Acetaminophen Talacen
Propoxyphene and Acetaminophen Darvocet-N 50,
Darvocet-N 100, E-Lor, Propacet 100
Narcotic Analgesics and Aspirin
Aspirin, Caffeine, and Dihydrocodeine Synalgos-DC
Aspirin and Codeine Empirin with Codeine
Hydrocodone and Aspirin Damason-P, Lortab ASA, Panasal 5/500
Oxycodone and Aspirin Endodan, Percodan, Percodan-Demi, Roxiprin
Pentazocine and Aspirin Talwin Compound
Propoxyphene, Aspirin, and Caffeine Darvon Compound-65, PC-Cap, Propoxyphene Compound-65

Topical Analgesics

Generic Brand Name
Capsaicin ArthriCare, ARTH-RX, Axsain, Capsagel, Dura-Patch, Methacin, Qutenza, Zotrix, Zotrix-HP

Topical Anesthetics

While analgesics lessen the sensation of pain, anesthetics block all physical feelings, including pain.

Generic Brand Name
Benzocaine Americaine, Endocaine, Lagol
Benzocaine / Menthol Benzocol, Butyl Aminobenzoate, Dermoplast
Dibucaine Cinchocaine, Nupercainal Cream, Nupercainal Oinment
Lidocaine LidaMantle, Lidoderm, Lignocainem, Xylocaine
Lidocaine/ Prilocaine EMLA

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Last updated November 03, 2017

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