Pain medication (acetaminophen, ibuprofen)

Over-the-counter pain medication can help alleviate the pain.

Pain medicines have different side effects:

  • Anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, meloxicam, naproxen, diclofenac can cause an upset stomach in 20 out of 100 people.
    Population: 20%
  • 1-2 out of 100¬†of pain medication users experience a serious complication during treatment like stomach problems, bleeding, heart attack or kidney problems.
    Population: 2%