It has also been investigated as an anti-cancer agent.
RATING: 16.5USES: Period pain, rheumatoid & osteoarthritis, and to reduce colon polyps. RATING: 16.5USES: Muscle pain, toothache, migraines, period pains, rheumatoid arthritis, and sprains.
Some research has suggested that COX-2 inhibitors may carry increased risk of heart attacks and stroke when compared with placebo.
USES: Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, migraine, headaches, period pain, gout, gallstones and post-operative pain. RATING: 18.2 USES: Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and menstrual pain. RATING: 17.9 USES: Arthritis, back pain and post-operative pain. Codeine is an opioid and works by blocking pain messages.
Just a third of patients found their symptoms helped with the 100mg pill, compared with nearly half with the 200mg pill.
RATING: 16.3JUST over a third of people experienced significant pain relief.
Researchers then rated the drugs according to several scientific criteria.