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 migraine Aspirin
Aspirin and metoclopramide Benzydamine for sore mouth/throat
Betamethasone soluble tablets (Betnesol) Bromfenac eye drops (Yellox)
Buprenorphine for pain relief Celecoxib capsules for pain and inflammation - Celebrex
Co-codamol Codeine for pain relief
Deflazacort tablets - Calcort Dexamethasone
Dexibuprofen tablets for pain and inflammation - Seractil Dexketoprofen for pain - Keral
Diamorphine Diclofenac for pain and inflammation
Diclofenac gel/patch for pain and inflammation - Voltarol Emulgel, Voltarol Gel Patch Dihydrocodeine for pain relief
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 lozenges
Flurbiprofen tablets for pain and inflammation - Froben Frovatriptan for migraine
Glyceryl trinitrate rectal ointment Hydrocortisone for mild inflammatory skin conditions
Hydromorphone for cancer pain - Palladone Ibuprofen for pain and inflammation
Ibuprofen gel for pain relief Indometacin for pain and inflammation
Ketoprofen 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
Mesalazine Mometasone nasal spray
Morphine for pain relief Nabumetone for pain and inflammation - Relifex
Naproxen and misoprostol Naproxen tablets for pain and inflammation - Naprosyn
Naratriptan for migraine - Naramig Nefopam for pain relief - Acupan
Oxycodone for pain relief Paracetamol
Paracetamol and metoclopramide for migraine - Paramax Pethidine for pain relief
Piroxicam gel for pain relief - Feldene Pizotifen
Prednisolone eye drops for inflammation (Predsol, Pred Forte, Minims) Preparations for haemorrhoids (piles) containing a corticosteriod
Rizatriptan for migraine - Maxalt Sulindac
Sumatriptan - for migraine and cluster headaches - Imigran Tapentadol for pain relief
Tenoxicam tablets for pain and inflammation - Mobiflex Tiaprofenic acid for pain and inflammation
Tramadol for pain relief Zolmitriptan - for migraine - Zomig