Marcus has been prescribed a transdermal patch to manage pain associated with a rotator cuff injury. Halfway into his course of treatment, he calls the physician’s office to report that he has a bad cold with a fever and chills and would like to know what OTC medications he can use to relieve his symptoms.
Question 1: What is the physician likely to tell Marcus?
Question 2: What are the three factors that affect an individual’s response to pain?
Question 3: What are the types of analgesics and how do they function to relieve pain?