I take Rizatriptan for a migraine but bog standard paracetamol works for a normal headache. Migraines are anything but a ‘normal’ headache and no painkillers ever touch those.
I couldn’t take Sumatriptan due to heart palpitations so swapped to Rizatriptan. There are very strict rules around not taking more than 2 in a 48 hour period though, due to the nature of the ‘triptan’ drugs. They’re exceptionally strong and mess with your brain so taking them for a ‘normal’ headache may not be a good idea.