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Type Drugs
Tech Level TL–4
Cost Cr1
Size 2 grams
Weight 2 grams
Per dose

Painkillers, first created at TL–4, are substances that reduce sensitivity to pain. They alleviate symptoms (as opposed to anesthetics, which completely block sensation), but are not as effective as analgesics. A wide variety of substances are used as painkillers and many commercial brands contain additional ingredients (such as caffeine) to improve their efficacy. Painkillers have a cost of Cr1 per dose.

Painkillers may be extremely addictive.

An overdose of painkillers will damage the function of internal organs, particularly the liver and the digestive system. A sufficiently large dose may result in organ failure and death.

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