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 - PreservexAcemetacin capsules for pain and inflammation - Emflex
Almotriptan for migraineAspirin and metoclopramide for migraine (MigraMax)
Aspirin for pain or feverBenzydamine for sore mouth/throat
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 - CelebrexCo-codamol for pain relief
Codeine for pain reliefDeflazacort tablets - Calcort
DexamethasoneDexibuprofen tablets for pain and inflammation - Seractil
Dexketoprofen for pain - KeralDiamorphine
Diclofenac for pain and inflammationDiclofenac gel/patch for pain and inflammation - Voltarol Emulgel, Voltarol Gel Patch
Dihydrocodeine for pain reliefEletriptan for migraine - Relpax
Etodolac for pain and inflammation - Eccoxolac, Etopan, Lodine®Etoricoxib for pain and inflammation - Arcoxia
Fenoprofen tablets for pain and inflammation - FenopronFentanyl for pain relief
Flurbiprofen lozengesFlurbiprofen tablets for pain and inflammation - Froben
Frovatriptan for migraineGabapentin (Neurontin)
Glyceryl trinitrate rectal ointmentHydrocortisone for mild inflammatory skin conditions
Hydromorphone for cancer pain - PalladoneIbuprofen for pain and inflammation
Ibuprofen gel for pain reliefIndometacin for pain and inflammation
Ketoprofen for pain and inflammationKetoprofen gel for pain relief - Oruvail, Powergel, Tiloket
Ketorolac eye drops (Acular)Mefenamic acid for pain and inflammation - Ponstan
Meloxicam for pain and inflammationMeptazinol for pain relief
MesalazineMorphine for pain relief
Nabumetone for pain and inflammation - RelifexNaproxen tablets for pain and inflammation - Naprosyn
Naratriptan for migraine - NaramigNefopam for pain relief - Acupan
Oxycodone for pain reliefParacetamol
Paracetamol and metoclopramide for migraine (Paramax)Pethidine for pain relief
Piroxicam gel for pain relief - FeldenePizotifen
Prednisolone eye drops for inflammation (Predsol, Pred Forte, Minims)Pregabalin (Lyrica)
Preparations for haemorrhoids (piles) containing a corticosteriodRizatriptan for migraine - Maxalt
SulindacSumatriptan - 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 reliefZolmitriptan - for migraine - Zomig