2 doctors weighed in:
Do OTC painkillers reduce the body's natural ability to cope with pain?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Probably not
Probably not although there are a lot of different otc painkillers.
The over the counter Codeine that you can buy in some countries like canada may put you at increased risk of increased pain through a poorly understood process called "opiate induced hyperalgesia". Best you see a doctor board certified in pain medicine before taking any pain medication chronically.

In brief: Probably not
Probably not although there are a lot of different otc painkillers.
The over the counter Codeine that you can buy in some countries like canada may put you at increased risk of increased pain through a poorly understood process called "opiate induced hyperalgesia". Best you see a doctor board certified in pain medicine before taking any pain medication chronically.
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Vikram Patel
Board Certified,
33 years in practice
929K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors