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
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
3. Targets toothaches
Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
58% have it
4. Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose
Cerebral edema is an excess accumulation of fluid in parts of the brain.
65% have it
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. 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
7. Targets rheumatic pain
Rheumatic pain is pain in the joints and connective tissues, most commonly caused by arthritis.
37% have it
8. Not linked to seizures in case of overdose
A 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.
37% have it
9. 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
10. Not linked to tinnitus
Tinnitus is the perception of sound within the ear, quite often the sound of ringing.
40% 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. Not linked to anemia in case of overdose
Anemia refers to red blood cell deficiency. It is characterised by fatigue, dizziness and other signs such as pale skin or heart palpitations.
36% have it
Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder: 520mg
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.
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.
16. 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
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 blurred vision
The drug is not considered to be a cause of blurred vision.
48% have it
19. Recommended for sore throats
Sore throats are usually caused by painful inflammation of the tonsils, larynx or pharynx. A common manifestation of a sore throat is pain when swallowing.
44% have it
20. 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
21. 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
22. Not linked to heartburn
Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest, usually caused by indigestion.
45% have it
23. Targets muscular pain
Muscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.
88% have it
24. Is available over-the-counter
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
25. minimum age requirements
This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.