Pain relievers are a group of medications that are mainly used in the management of acute to chronic pain. Some of this medications require a prescription from a doctor but there are some drugs that can be obtained over the counter.
All the medications for pain on this page can be obtained over the counter.
These group of medications include:
Both groups of drugs work differently in the reduction of pain caused by muscle stiffness and aches. Pain medications also aid in the reduction of fever, however only NSAIDs can help with the reduction of inflammation, that is irritation and swelling. Acetaminophen works in the brain and interferes with that area receiving pain messages. While NSAIDs work by interfering with the hormone called prostaglandins which is responsible for causing pain and inflammation. The continuous use of NSAIDs has been known to cause stomach issues and has been linked to increase the risk of heart stroke or heart attacks.
There is also the availability of topical pain relievers, available in the form of sprays, ointments, rubs, creams and or lotions which can be obtained over the counter. Some examples include Zostrix Cream 0.025%, Rub A535 Natural Source Arnica Spray Fragrance Free, Rub A535 Arthritis Ex Strength Roll-On, Rub A535 Ice Gel etc.
This group of medications (pain relievers for over the counter use) are available as tablets, capsules, and creams/ointments, patches, suppositories and rubs for application in various brands and generics.
Pain relievers for over the counter use are used in the management of pain related issues which are short term.
Yes. As mentioned above, some pain killers require a valid prescription but you can also buy some of these medication without a prescription. Over the counter pain killers are not as strong as those requiring a prescription. Here are some examples of drugs you can purchase from us:
Prescription or over the counter
All pain relievers on this page can be obtained over the counter.