No, prescription drugs, when used appropriately, can be helpful in relieving pain. However, prescription drug misuse and their subsequent side effects can be worse than the original injury the drugs were prescribed for.
Your doctor took many factors, such as age, weight, gender and medical history, into consideration when prescribing your specific medicine and dosage. Just because it helps you does not mean it is the right prescription for a friend, neighbor or teammate. Encourage them to see a physician instead.