The best 10 painkillers in comparison

Painkillers (1 - 5)
Solpadeine Headache Soluble TabletsTylenol Extra StrengthExcedrin Extra StrengthTylenol Arthritis PainIbuHEXAL akut 400 mgNurofen Express Liquid Capsules 400mgGoody's Headache Relief ShotSt. Joseph Chewable Aspirin 81mgSt. Joseph Safety Coated Aspirin 81mgEcotrin Low Strength
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Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets
Tylenol Extra Strength
Excedrin Extra Strength
Tylenol Arthritis Pain
IbuHEXAL akut 400 mg
Nurofen Express Liquid Capsules 400mg
Goody's Headache Relief Shot
St. Joseph Chewable Aspirin 81mg
St. Joseph Safety Coated Aspirin 81mg
Ecotrin Low Strength
Summary
Summary
  • General info (75)
  • Composition (76)
  • Effects (100)
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General info
Over-the-counter availabilityIt does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
Over-the-counter availabilityIt does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
Consecutive daysThis 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.
Consecutive daysThis 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.N.A.10
10
10
4
10
10
10
10
10
Maximum capsules dailyThe daily limit is the maximum amount of tablets/capsules that you may take in a 24 hour period, as advised by the producer.
Maximum capsules dailyThe daily limit is the maximum amount of tablets/capsules that you may take in a 24 hour period, as advised by the producer.8
6
8
6
3
3
4
48
48
16
Pills per boxA 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.
Pills per boxA 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.60
325
300
50
N.A.96
N.A.125
120
365
Shelf lifeThis 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.
Shelf lifeThis 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.48months
48months
N.A.36months
36months
N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.
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Total score for "General info"
Composition
AspirinAspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.
AspirinAspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.0mg
0mg
250mg
0mg
0mg
0mg
0mg
81mg
81mg
81mg
CaffeineStudies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.
CaffeineStudies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.65mg
0mg
65mg
0mg
0mg
0mg
65mg
0mg
0mg
0mg
Multiple active ingredientsThe product contains more than one active ingredient. These combinations usually compliment each other and sometimes one ingredient can improve the effectiveness of the other.
Multiple active ingredientsThe product contains more than one active ingredient. These combinations usually compliment each other and sometimes one ingredient can improve the effectiveness of the other.
IbuprofenIbuprofen 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.
IbuprofenIbuprofen 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.0mg
0mg
0mg
0mg
400mg
400mg
0mg
0mg
0mg
0mg
ParacetamolParacetamol (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.
ParacetamolParacetamol (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.500mg
500mg
250mg
650mg
0mg
0mg
1000mg
0mg
0mg
0mg
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Effects
Anti-inflammatoryAnti- 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.
Anti-inflammatoryAnti- 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.
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.
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.
Not linked to seizures in case of overdoseA seizure occurs when there is a sudden increase in electrical activity in the brain, affecting the nervous system. It can cause involuntary movements and carries a risk of injury.
Not linked to seizures in case of overdoseA seizure occurs when there is a sudden increase in electrical activity in the brain, affecting the nervous system. It can cause involuntary movements and carries a risk of injury.
Targets rheumatic painRheumatic pain is pain in the joints and connective tissues, most commonly caused by arthritis.
Targets rheumatic painRheumatic pain is pain in the joints and connective tissues, most commonly caused by arthritis.
Targets toothachesToothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
Targets toothachesToothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
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