What is Nurofen?
Nurofen are pain relief tablets that can help you to manage many different kinds of everyday aches and pains. Ideal for those who need effective, reliable pain relief that will get to work fast, easing pain and inflammation.
What kinds of pain can these tablets be used for?
Nurofen can be used to ease many different kinds of aches and pains throughout the body. Some of the most popular reasons why people use these tablets include:
- A toothache or dental pain
- Period pain
- Rheumatic pain
- Muscular pain
- Back pain
- Symptoms of cold and flu
How will this product help to ease my pain?
Nurofen tablets contain 200mg of the active ingredient ibuprofen, which is a popular painkiller which many people use to ease their aches and pains. Ibuprofen is part of a group of medicines known as NSAIDs, which stands for Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs. This means that Nurofen won’t just ease your pain but can also help to ease pain and swelling and reduce fever or high temperatures.
How to take Nurofen?
Take 1 – 2 Nurofen tablets with water. Take up to 3 doses a day, as needed, making sure to leave at least 4 hours between each dose. Do not take more than 6 tablets in any 24 hours.
Why do I have to answer questions to buy this product?
You do not need a prescription for Nurofen, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist-4-U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that this product is the best choice for you.
When should Nurofen not be used?
Nurofen is not suitable for use by children under the age of 12. Do not use this product if you are allergic to ibuprofen, aspirin or any other painkillers, or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not take this product if you:
Have or have had more than 2 episodes of a stomach ulcer, perforation, or bleeding
Have ever had a worsening of asthma, skin rash, itchy runny nose, or facial swelling when taking ibuprofen, aspirin or similar medicines
Have had gastrointestinal bleeding or perforation when taking ibuprofen, aspirin, or other NSAIDs
Are taking any other NSAIDs or more than 75mg of aspirin a day
Have severe liver or kidney problems
Have heart problems, high blood pressure, or blood coagulation disorder
Have breathing difficulties
Are in the last 3 months of pregnancy
Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using Nurofen if you:
Have or have had asthma
Have kidney, heart, liver, or bowel problems
Have high cholesterol or previously have had a heart attack or stroke
Have a history of gastrointestinal disease, e.g. ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease
Have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Are a smoker
Are in the first 6 months of pregnancy
Nurofen should not be taken at the same time as some other medicines, for a list of which medicines should not be taken alongside this product please read the patient information leaflet.
Does this product have any side effects?
Like all medicines, Nurofen can have side effects, although not everyone will get them. These side effects include:
Signs of intestinal bleeding, e.g. bright red stools, black tarry stools, vomiting blood or dark particles that look like coffee grounds
Signs of a severe allergic reaction, e.g. difficulties in breathing, unexplained wheezing, dizziness, faster heartbeat, severe skin reaction such as rashes or itchiness, swelling of the face or throat
Signs of kidney problems, e.g. passing more or less urine, cloudy urine, blood in urine, pain in the back and/or swelling (particularly in the legs)
Signs of aseptic meningitis e.g. neck stiffness, headache, feeling sick, being sick, fever. Those with autoimmune disorders may be more likely to be affected.
A severe skin reaction known as DRESS, showing symptoms such as skin rash, fever, swelling of lymph nodes, increase in a kind of white blood cells called eosinophils
Indigestion, heartburn, feeling sick
Pains in your stomach or other abnormal stomach problems
Allergic reactions, e.g. skin rashes, itching, peeling
Flatulence, diarrhoea, constipation, vomiting
Signs of blood disorder, e.g. unexplained or unusual bruising or bleeding, fever, sore throat, mouth ulcers, flu-like symptoms, severe exhaustion
A drop in blood pressure, irregular heartbeat
Stomach or intestinal ulcers, sometimes with bleeding and perforation, inflammation of the lining of the mouth with ulceration, inflammation of the stomach
Worsening of asthma or bronchospasm
Swelling, high blood pressure, heart failure or attack
Worsening of colitis or Crohn’s disease
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact your doctor.
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please contact your General Practitioner if appropriate regarding this product.
Packed for Europe market, that means the box and (or) information leaflet sometimes are only in Russian / Polish / Lithuanian or other language. In this case please refer to this listing description. Everything important is translated here.
The picture is for illustration only. The packaging can be changed by the manufacturer. The box in package will be folded flat.