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American Society for Action on Pain

UI - 000144

AU - Payne R

TI - Medication-induced performance deficits: analgesics and narcotics

AB - Pain is the most common medical complaint, and analgesic drugs are often used for its management.

Seven out of 10 Americans took nonprescription pain relievers in the last year. Analgesics are classified as

nonnarcotics (acetaminophen, aspirin, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), narcotics (which include

the morphine-like drugs), and analgesic adjuvants (a heterogeneous group of drugs, including antihistamines,

phenothiazines, anticonvulsants, calcium channel blockers, and tricyclic antidepressants), which may have

intrinsic analgesic efficacy for specific pain syndromes or may be used as co-analgesics in combination with

the traditional nonnarcotic and narcotic agents. Although these agents can be used safely most of the time by

patients with acute or chronic pain, all classes of analgesics may impair cardiovascular and neuropsychiatric

functioning, which may influence job performance in specific instances

SO - Journal of Occupational Medicine 1990;32:362-36