Pain Relief: A Guide to Medication Dosage
When taking medication, the dosage means how much medicine you are taking, for how long, and how often. Medical professionals spend a lot of time studying effective pain relief dosages. If you use too little medication you risk no benefit, if you use too much, you risk harm.
We’ll explore two common types of pain relief medicine – paracetamol (also known as acetaminophen) and diclofenac, so you can feel confident when using them.
If you’re in any doubt about what dose is right for you or someone you know, speak to a doctor or pharmacist. Children’s medication dosage is usually different to adult medication dosages and often based on age and weight – so be sure to read your instruction leaflet and speak to your doctor before beginning your little one’s treatment.
When we think of pain killers, a bottle of pills might be the first thing that comes to mind but pain relief medication comes in a variety of formulations, including suppositories, gels and dissolvable tablets.