NSAIDs in high risk groups
There are a range of over-the-counter (OTC) medications that may be purchased without a prescription to relieve or treat short-term pain such as headache or minor injuries including sprains and strains. This does not mean that they are completely free of side-effects as each different pain medication has advantages and risks. Some types of pain respond better to certain medicines than others. Each person may also have a slightly different response to a pain reliever.