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. 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
3. 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
Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.
Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets: 65mg
6. Not linked to diarrhea
Diarrhea, from the Greek for “passing through,” means having loose or liquid bowel movements.
24% have it
7. Not linked to easy bruising in case of overdose
Excessive use of medications that interfere with blood clotting can cause bruising.
23% have it
8. Not linked to loss of appetite
The drug is not considered to be a cause of loss of appetite.
23% have it
9. Not linked to low blood pressure
Effects of low blood pressure include dizziness and fainting.
51% have it
10. Not linked to severe liver damage in case of overdose
In the case of an overdose, the drug is not considered to cause severe liver damage.
22% have it
11. Not linked to sudden weight loss
The drug is not considered to be a cause of loss of weight.
79% have it
12. 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
13. 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
14. Not linked to blurred vision
The drug is not considered to be a cause of blurred vision.
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
16. Not linked to shortness of breath
Shortness of breath is a tense tightening in the chest and feeling of suffocation that can cause a lot of discomfort.
46% have it
Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder: 520mg
18. Has more than one active ingredient
The product contains more than one active ingredient. These combinations usually compliment each other and sometimes one ingredient can improve the effectiveness of the other.
51% have it
19. Targets migraines
A migraine is a very severe headache, often accompanied with other sensory signs such as flashing lights, blind spots, tingling and light sensitivity. Migraine sufferers often struggle to find adequate relief.
41% have it
20. minimum age requirements
This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
Calprofen Ibuprofen Suspension: 0.08years
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 feeling sedated
Feeling sedated means that you feel sleepy and may not be as responsive as you usually would be. Drugs which cause sedation should be used with caution.
26% have it
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
24. Is available over-the-counter
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
25. Not linked to constipation
Constipation means having difficulty with regular bowel movements.