New S3 analgesic preferable to codeine: pharmacologist

A new Pharmacist-Only analgesic combining paracetamol and ibuprofen is more effective and tolerable than currently used paracetamol-codeine combinations, a clinical pharmacologist says.

Speaking at the media launch of new combination analgesic Nuromol, Dr Paul Kubler (pictured) from the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Qld, says experts were trying to move away from analgesics containing codeine, due to the unpredictable response in patients.

“Nearly 50% of people do not receive adequate pain relief with a simple analgesic, and many don