You need our Pharmacists’ advice more than ever before.
What can I buy to relieve pain if codeine becomes restricted?
Firstly, use that old standby: ask the pharmacist!
Why? Because our pharmacists are trained to manage you through your various levels and types of pain.
The fact is that you may not necessarily need oral analgesics to treat pain successfully. This type of pain is referred to generally as fibromyalgia. And if you do, they might not need to be codeine, NSAIDs like ibuprofen and Voltaren or paracetamol.
When might NSAIDs or paracetamol be harmful?
Of course, with prolonged use, NSAIDs may cause ulceration** and paracetamol may cause liver toxicity**. So, they must be used judiciously and under guidance from the pharmacist.