Hello and thank you for your question. There are a number of alternatives available in a liquid form. If you are having surgery I would encourage your surgeon to consider using an appropriate amount of local anesthesia to keep you comfortable during the procedure. This assumes you are not allergic to a local anesthetic. Following this I would ask for a liquid alternative available in South Africa. Best Wishes Theodore T. Nyame MD
Harvard Trained Plastic Surgeon
Liquid medications are available
It is possible to write most of the available pain medication narcotic products in liquid form. Just ask.