Best Medicine For Sciatica Pain

Generic name: diclofenac / misoprostol systemic

Medications for Sciatica

Sciatica is pain resulting from irritation of the sciatic nerve.

Drugs used to treat Sciatica

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

Generic name: cyclobenzaprine systemic

Brand name: Amrix

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Brand names: Aleve, Naprelan, Naprosyn, Aflaxen, All Day Pain Relief, All Day Relief, Anaprox, Anaprox-DS, EC-Naprosyn, Flanax Pain Reliever, Midol Extended Relief …show all

Generic name: diclofenac systemic

Brand names: Voltaren, Cataflam

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Brand names: Advil, Motrin, A-G Profen, Actiprofen, Addaprin, Genpril, IBU-200, Midol IB, Motrin IB, Nuprin, Proprinal …show all

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Brand names: Tylenol, Paracetamol, Tylenol Arthritis Pain, Abenol, Acephen, Actamin, Actimol Children’s, Altenol, Aminofen, Anacin Aspirin Free, Apra, Atasol, Cetafen, Dolono, Febrol Solution, Feverall, Genapap, Genebs, Mapap, Mapap Arthritis Pain, Tactinal, Tempra Quicklets, Tycolene, Tylenol 8 Hour, Tylophen, Vitapap …show all

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Generic name: cyclobenzaprine systemic

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Generic name: diclofenac systemic

Generic name: diclofenac / misoprostol systemic

Off-label: Yes

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Brand names: Bayer Aspirin, Arthritis Pain, Ascriptin, Aspergum, Aspiritab, Aspirtab, Bayer Aspirin Extra Strength Plus, Easprin, Ecotrin, Ecpirin, Entercote, Genacote, Halfprin, Norwich Aspirin, Vazalore …show all

Generic name: diclofenac / misoprostol systemic

Brand name: Arthrotec

Off-label: Yes

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

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Alternative treatments for Sciatica

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Sciatica. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Sciatica.

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription only.
OTC Over-the-counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over-the-counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Expanded Access Expanded Access is a potential pathway for a patient with a serious or immediately life-threatening disease or condition to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical trials when no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy options are available.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
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Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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