Ailments & Conditions

Tailbone Pain: How to Relieve It?

OTC Drugs

It may take a few weeks up to a few months for tailbone pain to go away. To alleviate the pain and discomfort during this time, you can try taking some OTC nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Common options include naproxen and ibuprofen. Aspirin and acetaminophen can help as well. These drugs can be purchased easily in drugstores without a prescription. However, make sure to follow the directions to take the right dosage and be aware of possible side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or headache. If you have existing medical conditions or are taking other medications, consult your healthcare provider before taking these OTC drugs. [1]