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Don’t waste your money on Nuromol

May 7, 2011

Now I know that there is a placebo effect from a brand name on painkillers (amongst other things – I was pleasantly placebo-duped by bog standard 500mg  paracetamol after having two ‘tricky’ wisdom teeth removed under general anaesthetic. Assumed that the insistence on taking pills from hospital pharmacy meant I was getting more than 500mg and therefore experienced excellent pain relief.), but the ad for Nuromol has ticked me right off.

I take the same contents as Nuromol for nasty headaches and debilitating period pain – one 200mg ibuprofen plus one 500mg paracetamol  (both supermarket own-brand) – and they do the trick every time.

If you want to improve the efficacy of any painkiller, just add a paracetamol (assuming you’re not allergic or about to overdose obviously). Or take heed of my best friend’s wise words (she is a nurse of many years and has worked in all sorts of acute areas of medicine) – paracetamol is suitable pain relief for pretty much everything up to severe pain (which she defined as cancer and the like). So don’t diss the humble paracetamol and don’t be duped by expensive products like Nuromol (£3.99 for 12 tablets  (about 33p per dose) for Chrissake, when you can buy 16 each of ibuprofen and paracetamol for less than 70p (about 4p a dose)).

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 4, 2011 9:46 am

    yes, that!! I have tweeted it!

  2. October 1, 2012 10:59 pm

    Fantastic advice…………I have had no relief from tramadol, but find this works a treat with pain from shingles

  3. MaoriBoy from NZ permalink
    November 20, 2012 11:58 pm

    true i just had a wisdom teeth pulled out and didnt believe in taking pain relief pills but hell it was just so anoying when i wanted to eat as im a huge eater but still only about 75kg so i tried all sorts of panadol didnt work so i was duped in to buying NUROMOL its working but your right it did cost a bit. next time i know the trick and now facebooking it to all and every. MAORI BOY from NZ

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