Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
58% have it
2. 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
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
5. 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
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
7. 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
8. Not linked to tinnitus
Tinnitus is the perception of sound within the ear, quite often the sound of ringing.
40% have it
9. 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
10. Targets headaches
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.
11. 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
12. Is available over-the-counter
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
13. 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
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.
Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest, usually caused by indigestion.
45% have it
16. Not linked to blurred vision
The drug is not considered to be a cause of blurred vision.
48% have it
17. Targets rheumatic pain
Rheumatic pain is pain in the joints and connective tissues, most commonly caused by arthritis.
37% have it
18. Treats sciatica
Sciatica refers to a range of symptoms caused by compression or irritation of the spinal nerve roots (e.g. as a result of a hernia). It can cause lower back pain, as well as numbness, tingling and difficulty controlling the legs.
4% have it
19. Targets muscular pain
Muscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.
88% have it
20. 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
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. Can be taken on an empty stomach
Medicines which can be taken on an empty stomach are unlikely to cause stomach problems such as ulcers. These are better if you need to take the painkillers first thing in the morning.
31% have it
23. minimum age requirements
This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
Calprofen Ibuprofen Suspension: 0.08years
24. 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
Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.