Are you suffering from Chronic Pain and Muscle Pain
Pain has now become the most common reason to seek medical consultation. Not only it affects our day-to-day life but also if not treated properly can become long-term and can affect our body permanently. Pain can be a headache, body pain which can be acute or serious, or muscular. Although can be treated by taking rest, sometimes medication becomes the only option for someone with a serious condition or someone who needs to get quick relief. Depending on the intensity of the pain or the part of the body which is affected, different medicines are available out of which 3 are the most prescribed medicine which are Tapentadol, Carisoprodol (Soma) and Gabapentin (Neurontin).
Uses of Tapentadol, Soma & Gabapentin Tabs
Tapentadol, Soma, and Gabapentin are oral medications that are taken in order to cure pain in our body. Based on their mechanism and depending on the intensity of the pain in our body, these medications are taken to use according to the requirement. Tapentadol is an analgesic which used to treat severe chronic pain (pain that continues even after healing or exists without any tissue damage). Soma is an oral medication that contains carisoprodol which is considered if the person is suffering from the condition of musculoskeletal pain in their body. Gabapentin initially considered to treat muscular pain, the medication was later approved to treat epilepsy and neuropathic pain also. The uses of these medications are discussed below:
Acute or Chronic pain
Cancer Related pain
Anxiety and Depression
How do these medications work to treat pain?
Tapentadol belongs to the class opioids which are widely used as an analgesic to get relief from pain. Opioids work by binding with various receptors which are known as opioid receptors by either activating them or blocking them. Tapentadol is an agonist of opioids receptors that activates them and enhances the level of various chemicals in our brain. Tapentadol also inhibits the reuptake of norepinephrine which is responsible for transferring pain information to our body.
Soma contains carisoprodol which is used to provide to a patient who is going through a severe acute musculoskeletal condition. The medicine is metabolized in the liver where it forms its primary metabolite meprobamate which is known to GABA receptors in our body and enhances the level of various neurotransmitters in our body. The medicine can be taken orally and is known to show its effects within 2-4 hours.
Gabapentin is chemically similar to GABA, a neurotransmitter whose function is to send signals from the brain to different target cells across the body. However, Gabapentin works by binding to sites in our brain and inhibits the release of neurotransmitters in our body. Apart from Gabapentin is known to increase the level of various chemicals of our nervous system like serotonin, dopamine.