Medications for pain; Drugs for pain; Analgesics
Pain medicines are also called analgesics. Every type of pain medicine has benefits and risks. Specific types of pain may respond better to one kind of medication than to another kind. What takes away your pain might not work for someone else.
OVER-THE-COUNTER PAIN MEDICINES
Over-the-counter (OTC) medications are good for many types of pain. OTC medicines include:
Review Date: 05/02/2009
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.