6 best headache remedies

Gorgeous "six"
The author: Stanislav Pogrebnoy

There is no person in the world who never had a headache. The reasons are many: from serious diseases requiring urgent hospitalization and even surgery to functional disorders that are easily subjected to drug correction.

TO serious illnesses include encephalitis, meningitis, bleeding in the brain, tumors, fractures of the skull bones.

TO functional impairment can be attributed headaches caused by overwork, lack of sleep, changing weather conditions (weather dependence), the abuse of coffee. Of course, there are many more such conditions, and they are more common than serious diseases. It is for the treatment of such a “household” headache that there are many pills that can be purchased without a doctor's prescription. Which of them have proven to be the best, reliable and reliable headache remedies worthy of being in each first-aid kit?

A placeNameRatingPrice
1Paracetamol (Panadol, Efferalgan)9.9 / 1080
2Analgin9.8 / 1025
3Sedalgin, Sedalgin plus9.7 / 10120
4Bonifen (naproxen)9.6 / 10110
5Citramon (Askofen, Kofitzl, Citrapar)9.6 / 1020
6Acetylsalicylic acid - aspirin9.5 / 10170
Paracetamol (Panadol, Efferalgan)
Paracetamol is one of the best headache drugs for long-term symptomatic treatment, the forefather of an extensive family of drugs for adults and children. It has both antipyretic and analgesic effect. Anti-inflammatory effect does not have, but it has excellent tolerability and safety. Also able to help in the prodromal period of viral infections, with toothache.
Main advantages:
  • Excellent tolerability, safety and high therapeutic breadth of dosage.
  • The lack of anti-inflammatory action limits the use of the drug for cephalalgia caused by prolonged muscle spasm in osteochondrosis of the cervical spine.
  • Not recommended for patients with severe kidney disease.
9.9 / 10
A pediatrician prescribed Panadol (paracetamol) to a daughter with a cold. After reading the annotation, I decided to try it when the head cracked on the weather. And it helped me. Now I got rid of headaches on the change of weather.
Analgin is a universal fast-acting agent that is good for use during the first days, until the doctor prescribes other medications that are more acceptable for long-term treatment of cephalgic syndrome. Analgin (metamizole sodium) is known for its analgesic effect, this is where its name comes from: “Analgin” means “denying pain”. The drug is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream and is able to quickly relieve a headache in many cases, if it is not very strong. For example, with meningitis, the drug is powerless, but with colds, vascular and tension headaches, it can help.
Main advantages:
  • The effect develops quickly, the drug can be taken in pills, put intramuscular and intravenous injections.
  • With prolonged use of analgin is able to inhibit leukocyte hematopoietic sprout, agranulocytosis develops, that is, the relative decrease in segmented neutrophils in the general blood test.
9.8 / 10
Since my student years, my head has often hurt: sleepless nights, term papers, a lot of coffee. Salvation found in a tablet analgin before exams and tests. True, then smoked a lot. After I quit smoking, I did not need analgin.
Sedalgin, Sedalgin plus
The drug is a highly effective combination of dipyrone and caffeine. Thiamine is a neurotrophic vitamin (B 1). The action of the drug is mild, analgesic and stimulating. Thiamine improves nerve conduction and at the same time trophism of nerve fibers. It has a good effect in vegetative-vascular dystonia and meteo dependence, "removes" headaches associated with lack of sleep and changes in atmospheric pressure. The drug can be used when there is a need to enhance and stimulate the nervous activity, along with the analgesic effect.
Main advantages:
  • Unlike paracetamol, the drug is indicated for headaches caused by osteochondrosis of the cervical spine and radicular syndrome.
  • It copes well with hemicrania (migraine), cold headache.
  • Not recommended for glaucoma, increased intraocular pressure, pregnancy, asthma and insomnia.
  • Do not use it before bedtime.


9.7 / 10
Sedalgin is one of the best remedies for headache, the next generation after citramona. It always helps, the drug quality, the manufacturer appreciates its reputation. Good price.
Bonifen (naproxen)
This headache medicine can be used as a “back-up” if analgin or paracetamol does not help. The drug contains naproxen - a classic anti-inflammatory agent. In addition to the headache, it also has an effect in almost thirty different states. The breadth of the action is due to the pronounced analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effect. Bonifen are symptomatic drugs, and does not affect the course of the underlying disease. His task is to remove unpleasant symptoms.
Main advantages:
  • It acts quickly due to good absorption.
  • Nalgesizin is “subject to” a headache emanating from the ENT - organs (rhinitis, sinusitis, otitis), toothache, tension headache, disorders of vascular tone.
  • Allergic reactions are possible: development of shortness of breath, bronchospasm.
  • You can not take the drug for ulcerative lesions of the gastrointestinal tract, with anemia and oppression of blood.
  • Pregnancy, especially the 1st and 2nd trimester are also a contraindication to taking Bonifen.
9.6 / 10
On duty, you have to travel a lot. If I got stuck on the train in winter, my whole body began to ache: my bones and head ached. To prevent this from happening, there were always three to four Nalgesin tablets with me. It was worth accepting it, and the neck that was “blown out” at night ceased to be felt, a headache disappeared, and performance appeared.
Citramon (Askofen, Kofitzl, Citrapar)
Citramon is a combination drug. In addition to the well-known aspirin and paracetamol, it contains caffeine - a drug that gently stimulates the central nervous system, stimulates urination (diuresis). The tool has a pronounced directionality: helps with headaches of a vascular nature, caused by a decrease in vascular tone and their "overstretching." Caffeine is able to increase the tone of the vascular wall, and other components of the drug provide a stable analgesic effect. It is good to prescribe this medicine for headaches and drowsiness in patients with arterial hypotension, as well as with reduced vascular tone of the brain (including migraines).
Main advantages:
  • In addition to the analgesic effect, citramon is able to gently stimulate mental activity, reduces drowsiness, and improves overall performance. The tool is indicated for mental and mental stress during study.
  • Not recommended for reception in the evening.
  • Not recommended for patients with hypertension, during pregnancy and during breastfeeding.
  • Also, the drug "absorbed" contraindications of aspirin: peptic ulcer, reduced blood clotting.
9.6 / 10
Since childhood, I had low blood pressure. In the first shift I slept in class, I could not get together, my head ached. After taking tsitramona not only headache passes - I just become a man. Very good remedy for headaches, the main thing - do not abuse.
Acetylsalicylic acid - aspirin
170 (the price is indicated on the original Aspirin 500 mg number 10)
Aspirin is a universal remedy that acts quickly and "gently", especially effervescent forms. Aspirin can help not only with headaches, but it also begins therapy for a wide variety of ailments - from cold to migraine. To this drug is fully suited popular saying: "the old horse will not spoil the furrow." It is taken as a fever and fever, and with moderate pain syndrome, for example, with joint and tooth pain. Acceptance of acetylsalicylic acid reduces myalgia (muscle pain of different origin), improves the condition with painful periods. And, of course, aspirin is able to relieve a headache of various etiologies.
Main advantages:
  • In low doses, it reduces the risk of thrombotic complications.

As a drug - the ancestor of an extensive group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, bears their negative properties:

  • it is contraindicated in reduced blood clotting, bronchial asthma, and gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer.
  • Contraindicated in children under 12 years.
9.5 / 10
In any campaign, travel, trip to the country - I definitely have a bottle of aspirin with me - just in case. And he never let me down, because this is a classic and for me from a headache this is the best remedy.

These drugs belong to the group of OTC, and in any pharmacy you will sell them without a prescription. There are more effective and potent drugs, for example, Caffetine, Solpadein, but they contain codeine and are prescription drugs. But the drugs included in the list are able to relieve a headache in most cases.

It is necessary to warn, however, against the uncontrolled use of painkillers. There are cases when taking a long-term use of drugs for headache itself caused this pain, and only the abolition of all drugs led to the normalization of well-being.

Attention! There are contraindications, consultation of the expert is necessary.

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