The best 10 painkillers in comparison

Painkillers (1 - 5)
Excedrin Extra StrengthSolpadeine Headache Soluble TabletsAdvil Film-Coated TabletsSolpadeine Max TabletsPanadol Extra AdvanceTylenol Extra StrengthSolpadeine Max SolubleCalpol SixPlusVicks NyQuil Cold & Flu Nighttime Relief LiquiCapsSt. Joseph Chewable Aspirin 81mg
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Excedrin Extra Strength
Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets
Advil Film-Coated Tablets
Solpadeine Max Tablets
Panadol Extra Advance
Tylenol Extra Strength
Solpadeine Max Soluble
Calpol SixPlus
Vicks NyQuil Cold & Flu Nighttime Relief LiquiCaps
St. Joseph Chewable Aspirin 81mg
General info
Not linked to dependencyIt is not explicitly mentioned on the product information leaflet that this drug is linked to dependency. Therefore withdrawal symptoms should not be anticipated.
Not linked to dependencyIt is not explicitly mentioned on the product information leaflet that this drug is linked to dependency. Therefore withdrawal symptoms should not be anticipated.
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.300
60
40
20
32
325
32
N.A.16
125
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.10
N.A.10
3
7
10
3
3
N.A.10
Suitable for diabeticsThis product can be taken by diabetics without any known adverse effects.
Suitable for diabeticsThis product can be taken by diabetics without any known adverse effects.
Half lifeA drug’s half-life is the time it takes for half of a given dose to be eliminated from the body or bloodstream, as measured in hours. Drugs with a short half-life take effect quicker, however, they need to be taken more frequently than drugs with a longer half-life.
Half lifeA drug’s half-life is the time it takes for half of a given dose to be eliminated from the body or bloodstream, as measured in hours. Drugs with a short half-life take effect quicker, however, they need to be taken more frequently than drugs with a longer half-life.7.1h
N.A.N.A.N.A.4h
3.2h
N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.
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Composition
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
200mg
0mg
0mg
0mg
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.250mg
500mg
0mg
500mg
500mg
500mg
500mg
250mg
325mg
0mg
AspirinAspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.
AspirinAspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.250mg
0mg
0mg
0mg
0mg
0mg
0mg
0mg
0mg
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
65mg
0mg
0mg
65mg
0mg
30mg
0mg
0mg
0mg
CodeineCodeine 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.
CodeineCodeine 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.0mg
0mg
0mg
12.8mg
0mg
0mg
12.8mg
0mg
0mg
0mg
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Effects
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.
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.
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 muscular painMuscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.
Targets muscular painMuscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.
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