Patient Info - Pain Relief - Analgesia

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

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NSAIDs

Important points about NSAIDs

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


If you are at all concerned, please contact the Emergency Department you first attended: Mercy University Hospital
(021) 4271971
M-UCC at SMHC
(St. Mary’s Health Campus)
(021) 4926900
Cork University Hospital
(021) 4920200

Content byDr. ÍOS. Last reviewDr. ÍOS 3/08/12.