The strongest painkillers should be used only in extreme or advanced cases, and due to the fact that most analgesics have fairly strong side effects, you need to be very careful when choosing such a remedy. Moreover, in some cases, taking painkillers is completely contraindicated, and the reason for this is the risk of complications for the body. To avoid deterioration of health, you should carefully study how to properly use the remedy and in what cases it is contraindicated for use.
All painkillers are conventionally divided into several categories:
- pyrazolones (they are prescribed mainly for inflammatory processes)
- analgesics based on paracetamol (intended for the treatment of mild pain);
- painkillers intended for the treatment of migraine;
- inhibitors (slow down the development of the disease);
- non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents;
- narcotic painkillers based on morphine;
- drugs that relieve pain during muscle spasms (antispasmodics).
And now consider the most effective and, no less important, safe analgesics.
Analgin is a member of the pyrazolone group and is one of the most commonly used painkillers. To this day, it is the basis for the creation of other, more expensive drugs. This analgesic is prescribed to suppress inflammatory processes, with headache, toothache and menstrual pain, as well as to relieve joint pain.
Analgin is one of the cheapest painkillers and therefore is very popular. However, this drug has its drawbacks, and the biggest of them is that with prolonged use of analgin, significant changes in the blood are observed. Therefore, experts advise using it as little as possible, but pregnant women and young children should not use this analgesic.
Spazmalgon and Baralgetas
These two drugs are usually prescribed for use in combination and are used as antispasmodics. When used correctly, these analgesics can relieve various types of cramps, fever, high blood pressure and increased uterine tone during pregnancy.
The peculiarity of these drugs is that, unlike many other analgesics, Spasmalgon and Baralgetas can be used even for women at any stage of pregnancy, as well as for young children.
Aspirin is another well-known representative of painkillers. In addition to the well-known ability to lower body temperature, this analgesic is also a strong anti-inflammatory agent, eliminates headaches and pain in the joints and muscles. However, there is one caveat – you need to take aspirin with extreme caution, no more than 7 days in a row and observing the permissible dosage. This drug harms the digestive tract quite a lot, so you should not use it too often. It is not recommended for pregnant women and children under 15 years of age to take it. After using this analgesic, you can expect such unpleasant side effects as: headaches, stomach pain, nausea, tinnitus. Sometimes bleeding occurs, but still, most of the side effects are observed in those who have exceeded the dosage of the drug.
This analgesic is considered a very effective and fairly safe remedy. It is allowed to be used even by those who suffer from gastritis, since paracetamol is perfectly absorbed in the stomach. This drug is usually prescribed to those who suffer from muscle, joint, tooth and headache, as well as neuralgia. It is undesirable for those suffering from diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and kidneys, pregnant women and infants to use this remedy. Never mix paracetamol with alcohol!
The drug, which is one of the safest among non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, is prescribed to relieve pain in the joints and muscles. For the stomach, this drug is not dangerous if the dosage is observed correctly, but it is contraindicated for those who have had an ulcer and gastritis. Ibuprofen can be prescribed as a pain reliever even for young children.
This analgesic is used for headaches, pain in the stomach and urinary system, during menstruation in women. No-shpa is a fairly advertised drug, many people know about it, and most families will find it in the medicine cabinet. But not everyone knows that this remedy is not recommended for preschool children, pregnant and lactating women. With cardiac, renal and hepatic insufficiency, no-shpu is used with caution. This drug has virtually no serious side effects, it is a fairly safe pain reliever.
The effectiveness of this analgesic drug is akin to narcotic analgesics. For obvious reasons, ketorolac is prescribed only in extreme cases, when no other means to relieve pain can be found. Its use causes quite serious side effects: irritation of the gastric mucosa, diarrhea, headache, drowsiness and nausea. With prolonged use, ketorolac can cause severe stomach diseases, kidney and liver failure.
People suffering from oncological diseases and those who have undergone a major operation cannot do without ketorolac. It is also sometimes prescribed for fractures and serious injuries.
This medicine contains ibuprofen and codeine. Nurofen does a good job in eliminating headache and toothache, migraine, menstrual pain, and is also prescribed for joint and muscle pain and neuralgia. You should be aware that Nurofen should not be mixed with aspirin, analgin or paracetamol. In case of an overdose of this drug, nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, pressure changes may occur. Pregnant and lactating women and children under 12 years of age should avoid its use. This remedy is not prescribed for those who suffer from gastrointestinal diseases, renal and hepatic insufficiency.
The advantage of this drug is that it practically does not harm the digestive system and at the same time has strong analgesic properties. Nimesulide is most effective when the pain affects the joints. Experts have recently come to the conclusion that this remedy negatively affects the liver, and therefore it is advised to use it with great care. This drug is contraindicated in young children. You should not use nimesulide if after that you need to drive …