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Analgesic

An analgesic is a medicine that relieve the physical pain. It’s also called painkillers. There are 18 types of analgesic :

  • Anacin III, Datril, Panadol, Phenaphen, Tempra, Tylenol, acetaminophen :
    an analgesic for mild pain but not for inflammation; also used as an antipyretic; (Datril, Tylenol, Panadol, Phenaphen, Tempra, and Anacin III are trademarks of brands of acetaminophen tablets).
  • acetanilid, acetanilide, phenylacetamide :
    a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic.
  • acetophenetidin, acetphenetidin, phenacetin :
    a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic.
  • amidopyrine, aminopyrine :
    a white crystalline substance used as an analgesic and antipyretic.
  • Bayer, Empirin, St. Joseph, acetylsalicylic acid, aspirin :
    the acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer, Empirin, and St. Joseph) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets.
  • codeine :
    derivative of opium; used as an antitussive (to relieve coughing) and an analgesic (to relieve pain).
  • colchicine :
    an analgesic drug derived from the saffron plant and used to treat gout.
  • Fentanyl, Sublimaze : 
    trade names of a narcotic analgesic that can be inhaled and that acts on the central nervous system and may become addictive; used as a veterinary anesthetic and with other drugs before, during, and after surgery; also used as a nonlethal gas to incapacitate people in hostage situations; also abused as a recreational drug.
  • Dilaudid, hydromorphone, hydromorphone hydrochloride :
    a narcotic analgesic (trade name Dilaudid) used to treat moderate to severe pain.
  • morphia, morphine :
    an alkaloid narcotic drug extracted from opium; a powerful, habit-forming narcotic used to relieve pain.
  • Pyridium, phenazopyridine :
    analgesic (trade name Pyridium) used to treat urinary tract infections.
  • Darvon, propoxyphene, propoxyphene hydrochloride :
    a mildly narcotic analgesic drug (trade name Darvon) related to methadone but less addictive.
  • sodium salicylate :
    a crystalline salt used as an analgesic and antipyretic.
  • apomorphine :
    a morphine derivative that is not as strong as morphine; used as an emetic and in small doses as a sedative.
  • aspirin powder, headache powder :
    a powdered form of aspirin.
  • Bufferin, buffered aspirin :
    aspirin coated with a substance capable of neutralizing acid (trade name Bufferin).
  • enteric-coated aspirin :
    aspirin that is treated to pass through the stomach unaltered and to dissolve in the intestines.

Anti inflammatory

An anti-inflammatory is a type of medicine or drugs that treats swelling and redness. An anti-inflammatory drug or painkiller is a medicine that reduces inflammation of a muscle of an organ. There are 32 types of anti inflammatory drugs :

  • Cox-2 inhibitor :
    an anti-inflammatory drug that fights pain and blocks Cox-2 activity without impeding the activity of Cox-1; increases the risk of heart attacks.
  • Plaquenil, hydroxychloroquine :
    anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Plaquenil) used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and malaria and lupus erythematosus.
  • NSAID, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug :
    an anti-inflammatory drug that does not contain steroids.
  • Tandearil, oxyphenbutazone :
    an anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Tandearil) used to treat arthritis and bursitis.
  • Butazolidin, phenylbutazone :
    anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Butazolidin).
  • Pediapred, Prelone, prednisolone :
    a glucocorticoid (trade names Pediapred or Prelone) used to treat inflammatory conditions.
  • Deltasone, Liquid Pred, Meticorten, Orasone, prednisone :
    a dehydrogenated analogue of cortisol (trade names Orasone or Deltasone or Liquid Pred or Meticorten); used as an anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of arthritis and as an immunosuppressant.
  • Decadron, Dexamethasone Intensol, Dexone, Hexadrol, Oradexon, dexamethasone :
    a corticosteroid drug (trade names Decadron or Dexamethasone Intensol or Dexone or Hexadrol or Oradexon) used to treat allergies or inflammation.
  • Celebrex, celecoxib :
    a Cox-2 inhibitor (trade name Celebrex) that relieves pain and inflammation without harming the digestive tract.
  • Cataflam, diclofenac potassium :
    a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Cataflam).
  • Voltaren, diclofenac sodium :
    a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Voltaren) that is administered only orally.
  • Dolobid, diflunisal :
    nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (trade name Dolobid) used to treat arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
  • Lodine, etodolac :
    a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Lodine).
  • Nalfon, fenoprofen, fenoprofen calcium :
    a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Nalfon) used in the treatment of arthritis and other painful inflammatory disorders.
  • Ansaid, flurbiprofen :
    a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Ansaid) that is administered only orally.
  • Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, ibuprofen, isobutylphenyl propionic acid :
    a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and analgesic medicine (trade names Advil and Motrin and Nuprin) used to relieve the pain of arthritis and as an antipyretic.
  • Indocin, indomethacin :
    a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Indocin).
  • Orudis, Orudis KT, Oruvail, ketoprofen :
    nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Orudis or Orudis KT or Oruvail).
  • Torodal, ketorolac :
    nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (trade name Torodal) that is given only orally.
  • Acular, Toradol, ketorolac tromethamine :
    nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Acular and Toradol) that is administered only intramuscularly.
  • Meclomen, meclofenamate, meclofenamate sodium :
    a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (trade name Meclomen) used to treat arthritis.
  • Ponstel, mefenamic acid :
    a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and analgesic drug (trade name Ponstel) used to treat mild pain (especially menstrual cramps).
  • Relafen, nabumetone :
    a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Relafen).
  • Naprosyn, naproxen :
    a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Naprosyn) used in the treatment of arthritis and musculoskeletal inflammation and moderate pain.
  • Aflaxen, Aleve, Anaprox, naproxen sodium :
    a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trademarks Aleve and Anaprox and Aflaxen) that fights pain and inflammation.
  • Daypro, oxaprozin :
    a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Daypro).
  • Feldene, piroxicam :
    a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Feldene) used to treat arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
  • Vioxx, rofecoxib :
    a Cox-2 inhibitor (trade name Vioxx) that relieves pain and inflammation without harming the digestive tract; voluntarily withdrawn from the market in 2004.
  • Clinoril, sulindac :
    a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Clinoril).
  • Tolectin, tolmetin sodium :
    a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Tolectin).
  • Bextra, valdecoxib :
    a Cox-2 inhibitor (trade name Bextra) that relieves pain and inflammation without harming the digestive tract.
  • salicylate :
    a salt of salicylic acid (included in several commonly used drugs).

Some pain condition may be treated by some over the counter painkillers drugs.
So don’t hesitate to come visit us at Philipsburg Pharmacy and ask the opinion of our Pharmacist for an otc drugs for your pain.