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Painkillers are used to remove the pain status effect. When a player is wounded, there is a chance that they will be in pain. Really. Being in pain causes the screen to shake, making it difficult to aim accurately.

Painkillers are relatively common, but can reliably be found inside hospitals. Taking up one main inventory slot, painkillers can be used by right-clicking them in the gear menu. The effect of painkillers is instant.

By boxy0127 on 2012/08/02 at 2:48pm

When you take painkillers you take the whole box! Liver failure!

By Complex on 2012/07/30 at 7:26pm

I like how it takes a realistic amount of time before they kick in. Always carry two on my person at least.

By Demoarlized on 2012/07/18 at 3:46pm

Painkillers cure the Pain effect and stops the players view from shaking in first person view or iron sights. They can be found commonly in residential loot piles as well as medical boxes at hospitals and crashed helicopters. -DayZ Wiki


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