There are a few different types of painkiller pills that are available to purchase. Most of the painkillers are used to take away pain, but some are used to target certain areas. Aspirin- is used for pain relieve, good for sore throats and there is some evidence that small amounts are good for your heart. Ibuprofen- is a pain relieve but also an anti-inflammatory. Paracetamol- is mainly used for pain relieve.