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Pain Relievers

The truth about acetaminophen’s effects on vaccines

August 20, 2019
Some people believe taking an over-the-counter fever reducer before a vaccine disrupts the body’s immune response, but that may be false

How one type of drug could affect pain, memory and nicotine addiction

May 3, 2017
Texas A&M researchers work to develop a drug to enhance the function of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors

The difficult choices: Managing chronic pain while avoiding opioid abuse

April 14, 2017
What providers can do to help prevent addiction and overdose while providing adequate pain relief

The dark side of opioids: How these addictive drugs have led to abuse and death

August 16, 2016
As opioids have become more readily available, we’ve seen a correspondingly steady rise in opioid abuse and overdose deaths. What next?

Breathing in a cure: Inhalable ibuprofen on the horizon

June 30, 2016
Researchers working on inhalable ibuprofen to treat cystic fibrosis

Morphine might take away pain, but does it do more harm than good?

December 11, 2015
The damaging effects of giving morphine after a major injury

Advil, Aleve and Tylenol: What’s the difference?

May 19, 2015

Advil, Aleve and Tylenol are all common over-the-counter pain-relievers and fever-reducers that are often viewed as interchangeable. However, there are certain situations when one medication may work better than the others. To help navigate when to choose which of these common over-the-counter medications, Dr. Potter offers some information about each pain and fever-reducer.