Question:

Can I take painkillers on Shabbos. I am in pain from oral surgery last week and root canal yesterday with ear pain as well.

Answer:

First of all a refuah shlemah. If the pain is severe enough to justify bed rest  it is permitted to take painkillers on Shabbos.

Sources:

O:CH 328:3 Mishnah Berurah 8, ibid 32 Mishnah Berurah 121.

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