There are many painkillers available to treat different types and levels of pain, whether it’s mild, moderate or severe.
Painkilling drugs are known as analgesics. Your medical team will aim to find the right combination of painkillers and other therapies to ensure that your pain is managed in the best possible way.
Some people have constant pain, so they need to take painkillers regularly to keep the pain under control. It’s important not to let pain build up until it’s severe. Severe pain can cause fear, anxiety and difficulty sleeping, which can make the pain worse and more difficult to control.