Our Pharmacist Anshu Bhimbat answers your healthcare questions.
What’s the most effective over the counter back pain relief?
There are many different varieties and strengths of treatment for back pain.
The type you choose will depend on a number of factors including the severity of your pain, if you’re taking any other medication, and your pain threshold.
Paracetamol is a common pain relief choice, which has minimal side effects. Ibuprofen (NSAIDS) has creams and tablet options and is best for inflammatory pain. Due to a higher risk of side effects it should be used with caution for those with cardiovascular, renal or gastro conditions.
Codeine (OPIOIDS) can treat a range of pain types but has a higher risk for side effects including constipation.
Always ask our Pharmacist in store for advice when choosing pain relief, to ensure, you’re using what’s most effective for you.