If you are suffering from pain, it is important to treat it as early as possible. If left unattended, your stress levels can increase the pain you are experiencing. You can visit your local pharmacy and find a wide range of products in the OTC section to treat mild pain.
Choose an appropriate pain medication depending on the type of pain you are experiencing whether it is: sore throat, stomach pain, arthritis, menstrual cramps, headache, muscle pain, toothache or joint pain. These conditions can be treated with over-the-counter medications, which your Pharmacist can help recommend.
Some common OTC pain medications are:
Acetaminophen is an analgesic and a fever reducer. It is used to treat headaches, muscle aches, arthritis, colds, fevers, toothaches and backaches.
Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) is a salicylate, which acts by reducing inflammation, fever and pain. ASA should not be given to children with a fever or flu since it may cause Reye’s
Ibuprofen and Naproxen
Ibuprofen and Naproxen are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). They work by reducing substances in your body that cause inflammation and pain. If your pain lasts more than five days after taking the medication, it is best to contact your Doctor for medical advice.
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