Sinus Headaches

Narcotic Medications For Sinusitis Treatment


Narcotic medications are medicines that alleviate pain and induce a feeling of sleepiness or drowsiness. These have been the most extensively used and prescribed as pain relievers and have been very helpful in relieving the pain associated with many diseases and conditions.

Sinusitis is the inflammation of the sinus cavities or the sinus linings. Some of the common symptoms include headache, tooth ache, facial pain and swelling, feeling of pressure and pain in the ears, sore throat, cough and nasal constriction and discharge.

Sinusitis may occur due to allergic reactions, cold, asthma attacks, bacterial, fungal or viral infection or exposure to environmental irritants.

In order to treat sinusitis, medications that can treat the infection as well as the associated pain are required. Narcotic medications for sinusitis are useful in such cases.

Narcotic medications for sinusitis help to relieve pain, nasal congestion and treat symptoms associated with common cough and cold, allergies and respiratory illnesses.  Some of the narcotic medicines used to treat sinusitis are levanquin, amoxicillin, ithrox and vantin.

Initial doses of narcotic medications for sinusitis treatment may trigger some side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, headache, constipation, upset stomach and loss of appetite. However, in most cases these are only initial physical reactions. The  body will slowly adjust to the prescribed medication.

It is advisable to tell the medical practitioner of one’s medical history, especially incidences of heart disease, kidney disease, asthma, pregnancy and thyroid etc. The doctor in such cases can exercise caution while prescribing the medicine, so that it does not interfere with any pre-existing medical conditions.

Narcotic medications for sinusitis can be obtained only with a doctor’s valid prescription. These medicines may be taken orally, rectally, by way of injection or through the vein.

The most important thing to bear in mind while treating sinusitis is to detect the disease in time and to begin treatment  immediately. The use of narcotic medicines and drugs is beneficial and effective.