Pain relief advice for adults


Cork Emergency Departments


Analgesics (painkillers) available "over the counter" from pharmacists basically fall into three groups:

1. Paracetamol, 2. Codeine based, 3. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)

These may be taken in combination, but always check with a doctor or pharmacist that the combination of medicines you are taking is suitable and safe.

Paracetamol

Codeine

NSAIDs

Important points about NSAIDs

If you are not sure about your medicines check with a doctor or pharmacist first.


If you are concerned, please contact the Emergency Department you first attended: MUH (021) 4271971 M-UCC at SMHC (St. Mary’s Health Campus) (021) 4926900 CUH (021) 4920200 LIU Mallow General Hospital (022) 58506 Bantry General Hospital (027) 52900

Content byDr. ÍOS. Last review Dr. ÍOS 3/05/17.