The strongest narcotic pain medications prescribed by doctors are opioids. The drugs bind to opioid receptors in the brain, spinal cord and other areas, reducing the transmission of pain signals to the brain, explains We... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

The nutraceutical Curamin is not a narcotic. It contains BCM-95 Curcumin, a compound that has anti-inflammatory properties similar to those of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, reports a manuscript published on the w... More »

Some pain relief medications for bruised ribs are available without a prescription, such as ibuprofen, paracetamol and aspirin. However, a doctor's prescription is required to obtain stronger anti-inflammatory medication... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Some commonly prescribed RX pain medications are opioids such as oxycodone, morphine, hydrocodone and fentanyl, says RxList. Others are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, or NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, naproxen,... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Some common narcotic pain medications include codeine, hydrocodone, mepiridine, morphine and oxycodone, notes MedlinePlus. Other narcotic pain medicines include fentanyl, hydromorphone and tramadol. Doctors recommend the... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Codeine, fentanyl, morphine, oxycodone and tramadol are narcotic pain medications. Vicodin, Demerol and Dilaudid are also pain medications, according to MedlinePlus. Narcotics work by binding to brain receptors, therefor... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

IV sedation, sometimes called conscious sedation, is a group of medications that doctors administer through a vein to block pain and help a patient relax during medical procedures, notes MedlinePlus. IV sedation usually ... More » Health Medications & Vitamins