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Types of Pain Relievers

Updated on : Oct 28, 2023 12:26 PM
Types of Pain Relievers


Having a headache or stomach-ache is very common. We mostly don’t make a big deal about minor pain because there are plenty of pain killers available at our disposal.

Pain relievers have become an integral part of our lives. From over-the-counter drugs for headaches and muscle strains to prescribed drugs for chronic aches, we have a pain-killer for basically every body part that many hurts and these are consumed in a large quantity by a majority of the population. In fact, almost 80 per cent of adults confessed that they consume pain relievers at least once a week.

There a variety of pain-killers in the markets, let us get you acquainted with a few of them.

Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs)

  • Acetaminophen
  • Narcotic analgesics
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Anti-anxiety drugs and antidepressants
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Topical analgesics

These types of pain relievers take effect by getting in between the nerve cells so they obstruct the pain signals from one nerve ending to another. Since the brain doesn't receive the pain signals, it keeps the person from experiencing pain.

**Pain relievers could have dangerous side effects. While using a pain reliever, do it under the consultation of a doctor.