Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Cancerous Growth Pain Control

A variety of nonprescription medication options are available for treating cancer pain. More severe pain may require treatment with a narcotic pain medication, available only with a prescription.


  • Acetaminophen decreases fever and pain, but does not help inflammation.
  • Adult dosing is 2 regular strength (325 mg) every 4 hours or 2 extra-strength (500 mg) every 6 hours.
  • Maximum dose is 4,000 mg per day.
  • Avoid this drug if you have alcoholism, liver disease or an allergy to the drug. See the package instructions.
  • Common brand names include Tylenol, Panadol, and many others.





NSAID Precautions

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