The REAL Active Ingredient

Spring 2004 CSANews Issue 50  |  Posted date : May 05, 2007.Back to list

Been wanting to try a new back pain medication? There may be an easier way to get the same effect.

Quite often, the "special ingredient" which makes the medication work is caffeine. Caffeine boosts the analgesic effect of aspirin, ibuprofen (such as Motrin or Advil) and acetaminophen (such as Tylenol).

Don't waste your money...just take your preferred pain reliever with a caffeinated beverage such as coffee, tea or caffeinated cola.

This is also a good tip for people who are avoiding caffeine for health reasons ­ check the label before you take that pain reliever!