Non-opiod analgesics (ex: acetaminophen, NSAIDs) are use to treat MILD to MODERATE pain.
For acetaminophen, do not exceed 4g/day. NSAIDs carry risk of GI bleeding, renal toxicity, and GI upset.
Opioid analgesics (ex: morphine, oxycodone) are used to treat MODERATE to SEVERE pain.
Monitor for respiratory depression. Naloxone is the antidote!