Painkiller Comparison Chart

Here is an interesting comparison table summary of popular pain medication. These pain relievers were ranked in order of effectiveness for chronic back pain, by a Harvard Study. Each pain medication was rated for effectiveness on a scale of from 1 (least effective) to 10 (most effective). I found this somewhere on the web a long time ago and reformatted it into an excel spreadsheet. Here is what I have …

 

Generic Name Brands Dosage Rx or OTC Pain Relief Score
Aspirin Anacin, Bayer, Bufferin 325 mg OTC 1
Acetaminophen Tylenol 500 mg OTC 2
Aspirin + Acetaminophen + Caffeine Excedrin 250 mg / 250 mg / 250 mg OTC 2.25
Ibuprophen Advil, Motrin, Nuprin 200 mg OTC 2.5
Naproxed Sodium Aleve, Anaprox 220 mg OTC 3
Ibuprophen Motrin 800 800 mg OTC 3.5
Ketoprophen Actron, Orudis 12.5 mg OTC 3.6
Celecoxib Celebrex 200 mg RX 3.7
Tramadol Ultram 50 mg RX 3.8
Meperidine HCl Demerol 100 mg RX 4
Hydrocodone + Acetaminophen Lorcet 5 mg / 500 mg RX 5
Hydrocodone + Acetaminophen Vicodin 5 mg / 500 mg RX 5
Hydrocodone + Acetaminophen Lorcet Plus 7.5 mg / 650 mg RX 5.5
Hydrocodone + Acetaminophen Vicodin ES 7.5 mg / 750 mg RX 6
Hydrocodone + Acetaminophen Lortab 10 mg / 500 mg RX 7
Hydrocodone + Acetaminophen Vicodin HP 10 mg / 650 mg RX 7
Oxycodone + Acetaminophen Percocet 5 mg / 325 mg RX 7
Oxycodone + Acetaminophen Percodan 4.5 mg / 325 mg RX 7
Oxycodone HCL Oxycontin 40 40 mg RX 8.5
Morphine Sulfate RMS MS Contin 30 mg RX 9
Fentanyl Duragesic,  Fentora, Actiq Skin Patch RX 10
Hydromorphone hydrochloride Dilaudid, Palladone 2 mg RX 10+
Oxymorphone Opana 5 mg RX 10+

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One Response to Painkiller Comparison Chart

  1. Gerry says:

    This report on pain killers would be useful in dialogues with the doc.

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