History of Pain Medication

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Pain medicine is not a new discovery. Says Dr. Brian Blick ,people have had several different and effective ways of managing pain and it has changed continuously over the years.

Ancient Egyptians had an effective method for treating headaches

Ancient Egyptians used a paste made from crushed papyrus to treat headaches. The ancient Greeks also used this same treatment, although they called it “lac.” They believed that the plant helped relieve pain and inflammation in the head and sinuses.

In ancient India and China, lac was used as an antiseptic agent for wounds before surgery. In addition to being an effective treatment for headaches and sinusitis (sinusitis being another name for a headache), lac was also believed to be able to cure toothaches by easing pressure on nerves in the jawbone so patients could eat again without any pain or discomfort at all!

The Greeks introduced sumatriptan in the 1960s to treat migraines.

Sumatriptan is a selective serotonin receptor agonist that was introduced to treat migraines in the 1960s. It’s used as an oral medication and nasal spray, marketed under the brand name Imitrex (sumatriptan succinate).

Hoffman-La Roche developed it, and it’s still manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.

The Middle Ages brought us our first painkiller, which was wine.

In the Middle Ages, wine was known to be a natural painkiller. It contains many active compounds that can reduce inflammation and help the body heal itself. Wine has also been known to have sedative effects, which can make you feel calm if your pain is extreme or intense.

In addition to these benefits, wine has proven itself time and time again as an effective way to relieve physical discomfort when nothing else works—even when people are suffering from chronic pain conditions like arthritis or back problems!

The early 1900s brought us aspirin to cut headaches.

In the early 1900s, aspirin was introduced as a remedy for headaches and other pain. Aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which works by blocking prostaglandins that cause inflammation.

Aspirin can be found in many forms: tablets, capsules or liquids; chewable tablets; and suppositories to take rectally. It’s also available in combination with other medications such as ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen sodium (Aleve).

Today we have multiple classes of prescription painkillers including NSAIDs, central nervous system stimulants and opioids.

Today we have multiple classes of prescription painkillers including NSAIDs, central nervous system stimulants and opioids.

The first-line treatment for acute pain is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This includes aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen. There are many other types of NSAIDs available for use in the UK such as celecoxib and rofecoxib; however these drugs have been withdrawn from our market due to their association with heart disease – although there is no evidence that this risk exists with these particular formulations.


The way people deal with pain has changed over the years and several new ways have been introduced which have put the patient at ease to a great extent .

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