14 doctors weighed in:
What are nonaddictive OTC pain medicines?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management
8 doctors agree
In brief: OTC Meds & Addiction
Virtually all of the otc pain medications in the us do not activate the disease of addiction.
While the otc pain medications may not activate addiction or cause physical dependence, they are still extremely dangerous if taken in excess and can cause liver and kidney failure and intestinal bleeding. Some countries like canada do have otc pain medications that can activate addiction (codeine).

In brief: OTC Meds & Addiction
Virtually all of the otc pain medications in the us do not activate the disease of addiction.
While the otc pain medications may not activate addiction or cause physical dependence, they are still extremely dangerous if taken in excess and can cause liver and kidney failure and intestinal bleeding. Some countries like canada do have otc pain medications that can activate addiction (codeine).
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Thank
1 comment
Dr. James Marx
Addictions are generally triggered by a "liking" of the substance. Substances which lack this effect are unlikely to cause addictive behavior. None the less, the use of any drug or substance can become a habit which may or may not lead to harmful consequences like Liver Toxicity or Rebound Headaches.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
8 doctors agree
In brief: Otc
Typically it implies a medication that does not have any opioid.
Most otc medications do not have opioids. In the past some cough otc medications had some opioid type medication but these have been replaced.

In brief: Otc
Typically it implies a medication that does not have any opioid.
Most otc medications do not have opioids. In the past some cough otc medications had some opioid type medication but these have been replaced.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Thank
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: NSAIDs
The only otc pain medications are nsaids, they are non-addictive.

In brief: NSAIDs
The only otc pain medications are nsaids, they are non-addictive.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Thank
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Pain meds
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) They can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation.
Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them.

In brief: Pain meds
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) They can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation.
Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Thank
Read more answers from doctors