Pain relief advice for adults

Cork Emergency Departments

Analgesics (painkillers) available "over the counter" from pharmacists basically fall into three groups:

1. Paracetamol, 2. Codeine based, 3. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)

These may be taken in combination, but always check with a doctor or pharmacist that the combination of medicines you are taking is suitable and safe.




Important points about NSAIDs

If you are not sure about your medicines check with a doctor or pharmacist first.

If you are concerned, please contact the Emergency Department you first attended: MUH (021) 4271971 M-UCC at SMHC (St. Mary’s Health Campus) (021) 4926900 CUH (021) 4920200 LIU Mallow General Hospital (022) 58506 Bantry General Hospital (027) 52900

Content byDr ÍOS. Last review Dr ÍOS 3/05/17.