Which OTC medications are best for acute pain?

Ibuprofen salts and solubilised (S&S) formulations are the top OTC choice for acute pain, according to a series of tests.

The second-best analgesic is naproxen, followed by: ibuprofen acid, diclofenic, paracetamol and asprin, the testers write in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology.