Can medicines be addictive?
Some medicines can cause dependence and addiction. Learn which ones are associated with these risks and how to avoid dependence or addiction when taking them.
Pain relief medicines
For pain such as backpain or headaches, simple painkillers such as paracetamol and anti-inflammatory agents work best but can have potential side effects, so you need to weigh up the pros and cons.
Oxycodone is a painkiller. To get oxycodone, you need to have a prescription written for you by your doctor. You can find out more by reading our trusted partner pages.
Colds and flu treatments
If you have a cold or flu (influenza) there are a number of ways you can treat your symptoms, although most people will usually get better within 7-10 days without any treatment.
Ibuprofen is a type of anti-inflammatory pain reliever. It is a medicine that treats fever and pain caused by inflammation. It belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs.
Managing period pain
Period pain (dysmenorrhoea) is common but can stop some women from enjoying their normal activities. Here are some ways to manage painful periods.
Nerve pain treatments
Treating nerve pain can be difficult, but underlying conditions can often be managed. Here’s how to control nerve pain, and a list of pain clinics.
Nerve pain medication
There are many different types of medicines used to help ease nerve pain. Find out more about what medicines to take from a trusted source.
There are many different types of medicines used to help ease osteoarthritis symptoms. Learn more about what medicines to take from a trusted source.
Most people have headaches occasionally. Find out what can cause them and how you can treat different types of headaches.