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
2. Targets toothaches
Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
58% have it
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
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
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
6. 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
7. Not linked to causing fever
The drug is not considered to be a cause of fever.
6% have it
8. Not linked to blurred vision
The drug is not considered to be a cause of blurred vision.
48% have it
9. Not linked to swelling
Swelling is usually caused by a fluid build-up which enlarges a part of the body.
6% have it
10. 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
11. 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
12. Not linked to gastrointestinal ulcers
Gastrointestinal ulcers can cause stomach bleeding which can be extremely painful. People who are at risk may be advised to avoid drugs such aspirin and ibuprofen.
9% have it
13. Not linked to tinnitus
Tinnitus is the perception of sound within the ear, quite often the sound of ringing.
40% have it
14. 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.
This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
Calprofen Ibuprofen Suspension: 0.08years
16. Not linked to heartburn
Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest, usually caused by indigestion.
45% have it
17. Not linked to dizziness
Dizziness is a confusion of spatial perception. It can manifest itself as inability to stand up straight, or a feeling that you or your surroundings are spinning.
26% have it
18. Not linked to diarrhea
Diarrhea, from the Greek for “passing through,” means having loose or liquid bowel movements.
24% have it
19. 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
20. shelf life
This is how long the product can be stored before you should throw it away, as measured in months. A long shelf life is desirable if you take it infrequently.
Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets: 48months
21. Is available over-the-counter
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
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
Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder: 520mg
Diphenhydramine causes sleepiness or drowsiness. This is better for use at night, particularly if pain prevents you from sleeping.