Painkillers are the most widely used medicines across the globe. Usually, painkillers are prescribed when a person experiences acute or pain or discomfort in any part of the body. Typically, there are two types of painkillers viz. over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription. OTC painkillers reduce the inflammation in order to bring down the pain sensation. They include Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Aspirin and Naproxen. Prescription painkillers include opioids, corticosteroids, antidepressants and anticonvulsants.
Painkillers are also available in topical creams, gels, lotions and sprays. Most of oral painkillers come with mild to moderate side effects such as nausea, upset stomach or diarrhoea. It is important that you talk to your GP before using any kind of painkiller medication. Pharmacy Outlet deals with various OTC painkiller medicines that are clinically approved, safe and effective.