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Millions of us experience headaches daily. Whether it’s a tight band of pain around the forehead, a dull ache on the sides of the head or a feeling of pressure that extends to the neck, your headache feels unique to you.



Tension headaches

  • often described as a dull ache with constant pressure around the front, top and sides of the head.


  • usually a more severe headache felt as a pounding or throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head.


There are a number of causes that contribute to tension headaches:

  • Stress and fatigue
  • Squinting
  • Skipping meals and dehydration
  • Excessive alcohol intake

Migraines can be triggered by:

  • Stress and fatigue
  • Hormonal changes
  • Environmental triggers such as bright lights and loud noises
  • Different foods and drinks, such as alcohol

It is important to be aware that some headaches may be an indication of a more serious condition.

It is advisable to consult your GP if your headache is a significant change from your normal headache pattern.


  • Get enough rest and make time to relax.
  • Stay well hydrated.
  • Have your eyesight checked if you find you’re squinting.
  • Refrain from looking directly at sunlight without adequate eyewear.
  • For effective pain relief, try Anadin Extra. It gets to work in just 5 minutes*.

*Based on caffeine absorption data.