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painkiller

(pān′kĭl′ər)
n.
An agent, such as an analgesic drug, that relieves pain.

pain′kill′ing adj.

painkiller

, pain killer (pān′kil″ĕr)
A colloquial term for a medication or a procedure that decreases a patient's discomfort caused by pain or alleviates hurtful or unpleasant sensations.
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Driving while taking painkillers Some painkillers can cause drowsiness which can make driving dangerous as your reactions will be slower than usual.
If you find yourself reaching for an over the counter (OTC) painkiller regularly, it maybe time to limit yourself.
Interior Minister Lieutenant-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa ordered a probe into the use of painkillers in the health sector.
The total bill for painkillers across the country last year came to a staggering pounds 442m, up from pounds 410m in 2009/10 and pounds 384m the year before.
In addition to counseling, most people addicted to painkillers require a medication such as methadone or buprenorphine during both detoxification and maintenance therapy.
Codeine-containing painkillers can potentially lead to dependency and addiction after prolonged use,[sup.
In this study, the researchers followed older adults who regularly took one of these painkillers.
He feels that patients get addicted to painkillers either to get on with their daily life or other times because they are afraid of pain.
The leaflet covers areas including the safe use of medicines in managing pain, how different OTC painkillers work, and the importance of reading pack instructions.
hold of dangerous' painkillers after they were wrongly put through his family's letterbox.
1 (BNA) Men who regularly take over the counter painkillers are twice as likely to suffer hearing problems than those who don't, a study has shown and wich was published at the ''the Daily Mail".