Opioids are prescription-only pain medications used to treat and manage moderate to severe pain. While they are generally safe for managing severe pain when used appropriately for short periods of time, it’s important to understand the potential risks associated with taking opioids. If you are taking pain medications, be sure to talk with your doctor about options that may be the best and safest option for you.
To learn more about the use of opioid medications:
- Go to www.HealthSelectRx.com
- Scroll down to find the subtitle “Education information” and
- Click on “Managing Chronic Pain”.
For more information about using opioid medications, call an OptumRx®
customer care representative toll-free at (855) 828-9834 (TTY: 711).