Pain relief encompasses items to help relieve every day aches and pains or headaches. There are three different types of pain relievers available over the counter and they are ibuprofen, acetaminophen and non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The common brands are as follows:

Ibuprofen: Advil

Acetaminophen: Tylenol

Naproxen (NSAID): Aleve

While pain relievers can be very good for relieving short term pain, you should seek the care of a doctor if the pain persists or if there is no apparent reason for the pain. A doctor will be able to tell you if the pain is associated with a more serious condition. Each of these pain relievers act similarly to alleviate pain, they do have a few different characteristics and some are better for certain instances over others. Here is a great infographic from the Cleveland Clinic about using Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen for pain relief:

Cleveland Clinic – Acetaminophen vs. Ibuprofen

The OTC Benefit Program pain category contains around 24 products in both generic as well as the above brand names. Like all categories, Fieldtex can customize the offering to best fit any providers needs and the needs of their members.

Contact us to find out more about pain relief products and our Supplemental Over The Counter Benefit offerings.

OTC Pain Relief Items Covered By Medicare Advantage
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