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Use over-the-counter pain relievers safely

The largest group of over-the-counter pain relievers are the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (). They are so named because they used to be mainly used to treat rheumatic pain and, unlike other rheumatic drugs, do not contain any. Today, over-the-counter pains are used for a wide variety of pains - whether for headaches, menstrual disorders or toothache. also have an anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effect.

There are more than ten different ones, but not all of them are available over-the-counter or in all doses. Without a doctor's prescription you can get:

  • (as in "Aspirin") (at a dose of up to 500 mg per tablet)
  • Diclofenac (up to 25 mg per tablet)
  • (up to 400 mg per tablet)
  • Naproxen (up to 250 mg per tablet)

These drugs are also by far the most commonly used.

Another very common pain reliever is acetaminophen. It also has a pain-relieving and fever-lowering effect, but in contrast to it has no anti-inflammatory effect.

Some preparations contain a combination of one and paracetamol, for example and paracetamol. Sometimes it is also added. It is unclear whether such combinations have advantages or disadvantages over individual active ingredients. So far, there are no sufficiently conclusive studies in which combination and single preparations were compared.