Common Over the Counter Pain Relief Medicines
Some common over-the-counter pain relief medicines include:
-Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is a pain reliever and fever reducer. It is typically used to relieve mild to moderate pain, such as headaches, muscle aches, menstrual cramps, and toothaches. It is also used to reduce fever. Acetaminophen is available in various forms, including tablets, capsules, and liquids. It is generally considered safe when taken as directed, but large doses can cause liver damage.
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve) are both non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). They are used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and lower fever. They are typically used to relieve moderate to severe pain, such as that caused by arthritis, menstrual cramps, or back pain. They are also used to reduce fever. Ibuprofen and naproxen are available in various forms, including tablets, capsules, and liquids. They are generally considered safe when taken as directed, but they can cause stomach upset and may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke in certain people.
It is important to note that these medications may cause side effects, and if you have any concerns it’s always best to consult with your doctor. Additionally, if you’re taking any other medications, it’s important to be aware of potential drug interactions before taking any of these pain relievers.