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Regular Contact with your GP is important as they know the best medications to fit in with your other medical problems
My practice does not prescribe opioid medications except for short term use after surgery.
Pain Management: Articles & Resources
Pain medications after surgery
There is always some pain after surgery. Your prescription will likely be needed to be modified within one or two weeks after your operation, depending on how your respond to each medication.
We encourage you to explore the alternatives to opioid medications listed below.
Alternatives to long-term Opioids. We do not prescribe this group of medications beyond four weeks from surgery. See your GP to discuss the options before your surgery.
Nearly all patients should use regular (2 Tablets 3 times a day) Panadol Osteo.
Anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) are also very beneficial but need more careful monitoring for side effects.
Alternatives to medications
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