Medicines & Drugs by category Medicines used to treat pain

The leaflets in this section are authored by an experienced pharmacist. Pharmacists are experts in medicines. The medicines in this section include those which are used to treat pain. There are many different types of pain relief; different in how they are given (from gels/rubs to tablets) and different in how strong they are (from paracetamol or aspirin to morphine). If you've ever thought "Who shouldn't take paracetamol?", "How do I take my diamorphine?", "How do I get the most from my naproxen treatment?" or "What problems can celecoxib cause?" information leaflets in this section will have answers for you.

Aceclofenac tablets for pain and inflammation (Preservex)Acemetacin capsules for pain and inflammation (Emflex)
Almotriptan for migraineAspirin and metoclopramide for migraine (MigraMax)
Aspirin for pain or fever (Anadin Original, Disprin)Benzydamine for sore mouth/throat (Difflam)
Betamethasone soluble tablets (Betnesol)Botulinum toxin type A for migraine (Botox)
Bromfenac eye drops (Yellox)Buprenorphine for pain relief
Celecoxib capsules for pain and inflammation (Celebrex)Co-codamol for pain relief
Codeine for pain reliefDeflazacort tablets (Calcort)
DexamethasoneDexibuprofen tablets for pain and inflammation (Seractil)
Dexketoprofen for pain (Keral)Diamorphine
Diclofenac for pain and inflammationDiclofenac gel/patch for pain and inflammation (Voltarol Emulgel, Voltarol Gel Patch)
Dihydrocodeine for pain relief (DF118 Forte, DHC Continus)Eletriptan for migraine (Relpax)
Etodolac for pain and inflammation (Eccoxolac, Etopan, Lodine)Etoricoxib for pain and inflammation (Arcoxia)
Fenoprofen tablets for pain and inflammation (Fenopron)Fentanyl for pain relief
Flurbiprofen lozengesFlurbiprofen tablets for pain and inflammation (Froben)
Frovatriptan for migraineGabapentin (Neurontin)
Glyceryl trinitrate rectal ointmentHydromorphone for cancer pain (Palladone)
Ibuprofen for pain and inflammation (Brufen, Calprofen, Nurofen, Orbifen, Fenbid)Ibuprofen gel for pain relief (Ibuderm, Ibugel, Ibuleve)
Indometacin for pain and inflammationKetoprofen for pain and inflammation
Ketoprofen gel for pain relief (Oruvail, Powergel, Tiloket)Ketorolac eye drops (Acular)
Mefenamic acid for pain and inflammation (Ponstan)Meloxicam for pain and inflammation
Meptazinol for pain relief (Meptid)Mesalazine
Morphine for pain reliefNabumetone for pain and inflammation (Relifex)
Naproxen tablets for pain and inflammation (Naprosyn)Naratriptan for migraine (Naramig)
Nefopam for pain relief (Acupan)Oxycodone for pain relief
Paracetamol (Calpol, Disprol, Hedex, Panadol)Paracetamol and metoclopramide for migraine (Paramax)
Pethidine for pain reliefPiroxicam gel for pain relief (Feldene)
PizotifenPrednisolone eye drops for inflammation (Predsol, Pred Forte, Minims)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)Preparations for haemorrhoids (piles) containing a corticosteriod (Anusol)
Rizatriptan for migraine (Maxalt)Sulindac
Sumatriptan - for migraine and cluster headaches (Imigran)Tapentadol for pain relief (Palexia)
Tenoxicam tablets for pain and inflammation (Mobiflex)Tiaprofenic acid for pain and inflammation (Surgam)
Tolfenamic acid for migraine (Clotam Rapid)Tramadol for pain relief
Zolmitriptan - for migraine (Zomig)