Take charge of your healing.
Until recently, opioid painkillers were seen by many patients and health professionals as the best way to manage serious pain after an injury or surgery. We now know opioids should be avoided unless you and your doctor decide together that they are necessary to manage the most severe pain during the first day or two of recovery.
Learn below about the top risks and side effects of opioid painkillers.
Common opioid painkillers:
“I’m a single parent, so I needed to be able to drive my kids to school and take care of them after my surgery. I didn’t want painkillers to get in the way. ”
Kathy worked with her doctor to use as little prescription pain medicine as possible.