Pain relief

Analgesia

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The Pain relief category of medicines is also known as analgesia, pain medicines and painkillers.

Consumers: If you have any questions about medicines, you can speak to one of our pharmacists at NPS Medicines Line by calling 1300 633 424. You can ring Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, Australian Eastern Standard Time (excluding NSW public holidays). For non-medicine products, further information may also be available from the manufacturer.

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(Media release)
01 Aug 2016 The latest issue of Australian Prescriber lists the top 10 drugs used in Australia and shows there is an emerging challenge of funding new and expensive drugs.
(Media release)
21 Dec 2015 Stay safe when taking pain relievers for holiday hangovers. Read more about the interaction between alcohol and painkillers.
(Media release)
18 Dec 2015 After a Federal Court ruling on misleading advertising claims for over-the-counter pain relief medicines, consumers are reminded to be medicinewise. Read more.
(Condition)
17 Jul 2015 Find reliable and evidence-based information, tools and resources about chronic pain provided by health professionals.
For health professionals (CPD activity)
30 Jun 2015 Be guided through using a multimodal approach when supporting your patients to manage their chronic non-cancer pain. Review a systematic approach for the assessment of pain and function when initiating, continuing or discontinuing opioid therapy.
(Media release)
23 Jul 2014 This National Pain Week (21 – 27 July 2014), NPS MedicineWise is urging people living with pain to know how to use pain relieving medicines safely, and to have a conversation with their health professional about both the type and dose of pain relief medicine that are right for them.
For health professionals (CPD activity)
27 May 2014 Look at the use of analgesics in managing persistent pain.
(Media release)
02 Dec 2013 Cholesterol-lowering medicines known as statins top the list of the top 10 subsidised drugs in Australia again this year, according to data published in Australian Prescriber.
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
13 Aug 2013 Deaths and near-fatal cases of respiratory depression (hypoventilation) in children taking codeine for pain relief have prompted new international safety warnings. Find out about the new international guidance, the reasons behind it and what this means for your patients in Australia.
(Condition)
03 Jun 2013 Acute lower back pain is a common problem. It will affect four out of five Australians at some time in their lives. It can last up to three months, but most people feel better in a few days or weeks.

Subcategories of pain relief