Pain

Pain is a major symptom in many medical conditions and can significantly interfere with your quality of life and ability to function normally.

Pain is complex and often difficult to define. It has both physical and psychological elements.

It is often described according to where it occurs in the body, such as a headache or back pain. It can also be more widespread, for example arthritis pain or the general aches and pains associated with colds and flu.

While it might not make you feel any better — you are not alone: one in ten people in Australia are experiencing acute pain at any time, and one in five Australians report having chronic pain.

Find out more about pain, pain medicines and other ways to manage your pain.

You can also see our knowledge hubs on headache and low back pain.

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11 May 2015 Paracetamol is one of the most commonly used over-the-counter medicines, however, misuse and accidental overdose in adults and children are of increasing concern. Patient knowledge gaps are a contributing factor and therefore, patient education about the safe use of paracetamol is a key component in preventing accidental overdose.
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08 Apr 2015 APOHealth Paracetamol Plus Codeine 15 Tablets is a brand of medicine. Find out about side effects, who can and who shouldn’t use APOHealth Paracetamol Plus Codeine 15 Tablets by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information. See our tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
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08 Apr 2015 APOHealth Paracetamol Plus Codeine & Calmative Tablets is a brand of medicine. Find out about side effects, who can and who shouldn’t use APOHealth Paracetamol Plus Codeine & Calmative Tablets by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information. See our tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
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08 Apr 2015 APOHealth Paracetamol Plus Codeine Tablets is a brand of medicine. Find out about side effects, who can and who shouldn’t use APOHealth Paracetamol Plus Codeine Tablets by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information. See our tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
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08 Apr 2015 APOHealth Ibuprofen Plus Codeine Tablets is a brand of medicine. Find out about side effects, who can and who shouldn’t use APOHealth Ibuprofen Plus Codeine Tablets by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information. See our tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
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02 Mar 2015 To ease your child through the teething process, give them something to bite on – such as a cold (but not frozen) teething ring, or a cold washcloth. If the pain seems severe, you may consider giving them a pain relieving medicine.
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10 Feb 2015 Ibuprofen and paracetamol are two of the most commonly used over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to treat pain and fever in children. However, ibuprofen and paracetamol differ in how they work, how fast they work, and how long they last in the body; as well as who they can be given to, and their risk of side effects and interactions with other medicines.
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09 Feb 2015 Find out about Panadol Night Caplets. Plus information and tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
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05 Aug 2014 Find out about Maxiclear Sinus and Pain Relief Tablets. Plus information and tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
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05 Aug 2014 Find out about Maxiclear Cold and Flu Relief Tablets. Plus information and tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.