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. 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
6. 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
Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder: 520mg
Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.
Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets: 65mg
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
Diphenhydramine causes sleepiness or drowsiness. This is better for use at night, particularly if pain prevents you from sleeping.
Motrin PM: 38mg
11. 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
Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory which can be used to treat a variety of symptoms of pain.
Dolormin GS mit Naproxen: 250mg
13. Is available over-the-counter
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
14. 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.
This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
Calprofen Ibuprofen Suspension: 0.08years
16. 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
17. Targets rheumatic pain
Rheumatic pain is pain in the joints and connective tissues, most commonly caused by arthritis.
37% have it
18. Targets muscular pain
Muscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.
88% have it
19. 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
20. 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
21. 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
22. Not linked to bloating
Bloating, usually in the abdomen, is an uncomfortable swollen feeling. It is usually caused by a build-up of fluid or gas.
13% have it
23. Not linked to heartburn
Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest, usually caused by indigestion.
45% have it
24. 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.