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Drugs that are Painkillers (Analgesic/Anesthetic Medicines)

Analgesics are drugs that relieve pain, while anesthetics are drugs that numb sensations. Name these common drugs that help to alleviate or numb pain.
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Last updated: October 30, 2021
First submittedOctober 15, 2021
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Analgesic
Active ingredient of Tylenol
acetaminophen
Another name for the active ingredient of Tylenol
paracetamol
Common painkiller also known as acetylsalicylic acid
aspirin
Active ingredient of Aleve
naproxen
Active ingredient of Advil and Motrin
ibuprofen
The active burning component of chili peppers
capsaicin
Hundreds of years ago, the town surgeon gave you a swig of this
alcohol
The archetypal opioid
morphine
Active opioid in some cough syrups and "purple drank"
codeine
Active opioid in Vicodin
hydrocodone
Active ingredient of OxyContin and Percocet
oxycodone
Opioid 83x stronger than morphine responsible for many deaths
Fentanyl
Synthetic opioid agonist used to wean addicts off opioids
Methadone
Anesthetic
Local anesthetic on WHO's List of Essential Medicines
lidocaine
Local anesthetic famously used in dentistry
novocaine
Recreational stimulant with local anesthetic properties
cocaine
General anesthetic that killed Michael Jackson
propofol
Strong-smelling compound (CHCl3) discovered in the 1840s
chloroform
Sweet-smelling compound ((C2H5)2O) that replaced the above
diethyl ether
"Laughing gas" used by dentists
nitrous oxide
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Level 83
Jun 16, 2022
Did I forget your favorite?
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Level 71
Oct 15, 2021
Nice one! I've very embarrassed as to have forgotten ibuprofen :P
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Level 83
Oct 15, 2021
My clues for alcohol and cocaine were apparently too difficult!!! People know those!