Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. The painkilling effects of ibuprofen take effect immediately, however the anti-inflammatory effects can take as long as a week.
Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg: 684mg
2. Targets toothaches
Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
58% have it
3. Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Antipyretic medications help to lower the body temperature. This can help to make patients feel better, however it is not always recommended, as the temperature increase can be a natural defense to fight infections.
96% have it
4. Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose
Cerebral edema is an excess accumulation of fluid in parts of the brain.
65% have it
5. maximum capsules daily
The daily limit is the maximum amount of tablets/capsules that you may take in a 24 hour period, as advised by the producer.
St. Joseph Chewable Aspirin 81mg: 48
Paracetamol (or acetaminophen as it is known in the US) is classified as a mild analgesic. It suppresses the feeling of pain, but does little to treat the cause.
Goody's Headache Relief Shot: 1000mg
7. Not linked to dependency
It is not explicitly mentioned on the product information leaflet that this drug is linked to dependency. Therefore withdrawal symptoms should not be anticipated.
75% have it
8. Is anti-inflammatory
Anti- inflammatory drugs are particularly good for things like muscle and joint pain, as they not only block out the pain but also target the cause.
69% have it
9. Not linked to low blood pressure
Effects of low blood pressure include dizziness and fainting.
51% have it
10. minimum age requirements
This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
Calprofen Ibuprofen Suspension: 0.08years
11. No naproxen-associated heart risk
Naproxen may increase your risk of heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it for an extended period of time.
94% have it
12. Not linked to Reye’s syndrome
Reye’s syndrome is a potentially fatal disease which affects the brain and liver. The disease has been associated with aspirin use in children under 16.
76% have it
13. Can be used to treat mild arthritis pain
Arthritis is a common condition which causes inflammation within a joint. This can cause a lot of pain as well as difficulty carrying out day to day tasks.
57% have it
14. Not linked to sudden weight loss
The drug is not considered to be a cause of loss of weight.
Sore throats are usually caused by painful inflammation of the tonsils, larynx or pharynx. A common manifestation of a sore throat is pain when swallowing.
44% have it
16. pills per box
A higher number of pills per box may imply that the product is more safe than others. Many painkillers are regulated so that a person may not buy more than a certain amount at any one time.
Ecotrin Low Strength: 365
17. Can be used to treat cold and flu symptoms
This medicine is recommended to alleviate the range of different symptoms associated with cold and flu.
73% have it
18. consecutive days
This is the longest amount of time you should take this medication before stopping or seeking medical advice. A short time can indicate that the drug is more likely to cause problems such as dependency or negative side effects.
Tylenol PM: 14
19. Targets headaches
The most common form of headache is a tension headache, and can be related to many triggers such as sleep deprivation, stress, eye-strain or hunger.
Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.
Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets: 65mg
Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder: 520mg
Codeine is an opiate used to treat mild to moderate pain. Opiates can alter the mood, sometimes resulting in feelings of euphoria. This can be beneficial for pain relief, however it can become addictive and withdrawal symptoms are common.
Nurofen Plus: 12.8mg
23. Is available over-the-counter
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
Diphenhydramine causes sleepiness or drowsiness. This is better for use at night, particularly if pain prevents you from sleeping.
Motrin PM: 38mg
Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory which can be used to treat a variety of symptoms of pain.