Interfectum 600mg. A serious painkiller for serious pain.Slogan


Painkillers are tablets used to soothe acute and chronic types of pain. Max Payne often uses them to mitigate his suffering and allow him to keep going forward killing his enemies. The specific type of medication in-game comes in 600mg doses.

The maximum amount you can carry in Max Payne 1 and 2 is 8 while in Max Payne 3, the max amount is 9.

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Behind the scenes

  • In Max Payne and Max Payne 2 each container of painkillers heals about 20% of health, but does it over time, and it may take a few seconds for a complete recovery. In the Dead Man Walking mode, one is healed instantly. The instant heal from Dead Man Walking was also used in Max Payne 3.
  • In Max Payne and Max Payne 2, you can only carry 8 painkillers at a time, their number shown next to the health silhouette and the Bullet Time meter. In Max Payne 3, you can carry up to 9 painkillers at a time.
  • Although they are an intrinsic part of the games, there is no mention of the painkillers in the Max Payne film.
  • In Max Payne 3 each painkiller is required to enter the Last Man Standing mechanic if fatally wounded by the person who hit them.
  • Similar to Max Payne 3 single player mode, all players in multiplayer can use painkillers and go into Last Man Standing if wounded and holding painkillers and ammo.
  • During Postal II's main menu, one of the spinning objects is a painkiller bottle, that uses exactly the same design as the ones in Max Payne 2.



  1. Players can use painkillers when playing as Passos in the Payne Killer mode.
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