Painkillers

photo-1471864190281-a93a3070b6deDifferent painkillers work better for different types of pain and some painkillers may not be appropriate for some people.

For example, we will recommend Paracetamol (which is  the same as Tylenol, Acetoaminophen or Doliprane) for pain and fever (flu symptoms) and ibuprofen for a period pain. Because of this it is important to check with us when you are not sure what to use.

Another issue is receiving a proper dose… not too high and not too low. For example, may active ingredients may also be found in different cold remedies e.g. you can find paracetamol in Dayquill, Theraflu.

These are just a couple of criteria that can play a role into deciding what painkiller is best suited.

Some pain killers like Paracetamol, Ibuprofen 400mg, Aleve, Advil, Doliprane, etc. are available without a doctor’s prescription whereas others are only available with a prescription.

There is a lot to take into consideration and when you are not sure about which painkiller is right for you we are happy to advise you.

Friendly Island Pharmacy, Sint Maarten