We have all used over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers at some point in our lives. Maybe it was to relieve that lingering headache or body aches after a workout. And for your little ones, you’ve no doubt had to reach for pain relief for earaches or perhaps help with a toothache.
There are two main types of OTC pain relievers: paracetamol and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen. Nyal is a trusted Aussie brand that offers both paracetamol and ibuprofen products to help strike back against pain and get you and your family feeling better again. So don’t forget to stock up next time you are at the supermarket.
Did you know that paracetamol has been around for more than 50 years, yet the way it works is still not fully understood? What we do know is that paracetamol can be used for pain management of mild-to-moderate pain including symptoms like:
-Backache and muscle aches
-Headache and migraine
-Aches and pains due to colds and flu
As a parent you probably know that paracetamol is often used for fever and can help when children have a high temperature and are in discomfort. What you might not know is that paracetamol can usually start lowering that high temperature in about 30 minutes.
Remember though, whether it’s for you or your family, if paracetamol has been taken for more than 48 hours, it is a good idea to consult your pharmacist or doctor. This is because while it offers temporary pain relief, paracetamol cannot treat the underlying condition.
-problems with alcohol
-are very underweight
When your family needs effective relief from pain and fever choose Nyal Paracetamol. Nyal Paracetamol has your family covered – with tablets that can be used from 7 years of age and capsules from 12 years of age – and can help relieve pain and discomfort due to headache, migraine headache, tension headache, sinus pain, toothache, following dental procedures, backache, muscular aches and pains, osteoarthritis, rheumatic pain, period pain, fibrositis, neuralgia, sore throat, tennis elbow, colds and flu and reduces fever.
So how is ibuprofen different from paracetamol you ask? The main thing is that ibuprofen also reduces inflammation. Ibuprofen belongs to a class of drugs called NSAIDs. NSAIDs are medicines that work by reducing swelling and inflammation, as well as relieving pain.
So, if you are having a busy day and don’t have time for that old sporting injury to cause you grief, or that pounding headache won’t go away, think about trying ibuprofen.
Let’s take a closer look at what else ibuprofen can be used for and how it can help. Ibuprofen can be used for short-term relief of fever, or mild-to-moderate pain and inflammation including symptoms listed below:
-headaches e.g. migraines or tension headache
-toothache and pain after dental procedures
-backache, muscle aches and pains
-joint or tendon sprains and strains such as tennis elbow
If you or a member of your family have asthma, speak to your pharmacist or doctor before taking ibuprofen.
Like the advice for taking paracetamol, if ibuprofen has been taken for more than 48 hours, you should consult your pharmacist or doctor as pain relief is only temporary and won’t cure the underlying condition.
When you or your family need to feel better, choose Nyal Ibuprofen for effective relief of pain and inflammation. Nyal Ibuprofen can help relieve pain and discomfort associated with headache, migraine headache, tension headache, sinus pain, toothache, following dental procedures, backaches, muscular aches and pains, mild osteoarthritic and rheumatic pains, period pain, fibrositis, neuralgia, sore throat, tennis elbow, colds and flu and reduces fever.
Choosing the right OTC pain medicine can depend on several factors and is often a personal choice. Either way, trust Nyal to have you and your family covered for effective pain relief with both Nyal Paracetamol and Nyal Ibuprofen.
Frequently asked questions about pain relief
There are many different types of pain relief from non-medicated treatments like ice, warmth or massage, to over the counter (OTC) medications to prescription medications. Paracetamol and ibuprofen are the two most common OTC pain relievers.
Paracetamol should not be taken for more than 48 hours at a time. Speak to your pharmacist or doctor if pain persists.
Ibuprofen should not be taken for more than 48 hours at a time. Speak to your pharmacist or doctor if pain persists.
At the recommended dose, ibuprofen should not make you sleepy. Always read the label and follow the directions for use.