Whether in the case of fever, back pain or migraine: the pain the promise of quick relief. The offer of the drugs, however, is confusing and for the layman it is hard to see which drug against what is Suffering and how useful combination products with multiple active ingredients are.
The independent testers of the Stiftung Warentest have known in your current output, over-the-counter drugs such as Ibuprofen and Paracetamol checked out, but also prescription drugs. Many over the counter remedies are suitable, so the conclusion, from some of the experts advise, however, in certain cases.
These painkillers are not suitable
Two active substances, which keep the tester for little suitable, are Phenazone (e.g., used in drug migraine Kranit) and Propyphenazon (Demex). The substances are available over the counter, however, there are hardly any studies on the use in pain, complain the experts.
Also of over-the-counter combination preparations with non-opioid painkillers, the experts, to keep little. This includes Neuralgin or Thomapyrin Classic count. These compositions contain, according to the test often Paracetamol and acetylsalicylic acid (Asa), and sometimes even caffeine. This combination does not offer additional therapeutic advantage, however, is an increased risk of side effects.
Some drugs – including Fentanyl or buprenorphine are offered as a patch. These are often prescribed, however, be suitable only to “with restriction”, so the test were. The application error can Under – or Overdosing lead. “We do not recommend the patch only if all other means are for example due to swallowing disorders is possible.”
Painkillers can backfire
Generally speaking, you should throw all the pain medication – whether over – the-counter or prescription-have a close look in the package insert. Because some ingredients will increase in case of prolonged use, the risk for a heart attack or stroke, such as Ibuprofen or Diclofenac to count. Other beat often on the stomach, such as ACE. Others can burden the liver, such as Ibuprofen. The funds are therefore not suitable for every patient alike.
As always, it depends on the dose. Who threw in occasionally a pain pill, have to little to fear. Critically, it is the medication test according to long himself, who does so without medical advice for more than four days at a stretch and ten days in a month for the pain.
Because what many people don’t know The body gets used to the medium, which loses its effectiveness – and, finally, into the opposite turns. The fabric, which is a pain, you may then cause yourself pain. This applies not only to strong, prescription-only medicines but also for over-the-counter agent.
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