An analgesic, also called a pain reliever, is a type of medication which works to eliminate the pain a person is feeling. Unlike anesthesia, the medication does not cause a person to become numb. The different types of analgesics work on the central and peripheral nervous system. Most doctors recommend beginning treatment with a mild pain reliever and gradually advancing to stronger drugs if needed. Please follow the directions on the box or as directed by your physician.
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