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Analgesic

Published: 28th Sep, 2019

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  • An analgesic or painkiller is any member of the group of drugs used to achieve analgesia, relief from pain.
  • Analgesics are medicines that are used to relieve pain. They are also known as painkillers or pain relievers. Technically, the term analgesic refers to a medication that provides relief from pain without putting you to sleep or making you lose consciousness.
  • Two of the most common groups of pain killers are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and opioids (narcotics).

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