How does Nurofen work ?
Nurofen provides relief by changing the body's response to pain, swelling and high temperature.
What is it for ?
Nurofen is fast and effective in the relief of headaches, dental pain, period pain, migraine, backache, rheumatic pain, muscular pain, neuralgia, cold and flu symptoms and feverishness.
Check before you take this product
Nurofen is gentler on the stomach than aspirin and is as well tolerated as paracetamol. However as with some other pain relievers, do not take if you have or have ever had a stomch ulcer or if you are allergic to aspirin, ibuprofen or any of the ingredients listed above.
Not suitable for children under 12 years old, except on the advice of a doctor.
Please seek your doctor's advice before taking Nurofen if you are asthmatic, elderly, pregnant, suffering from heart, liver or kidney disease, or taking regular medication, especially medicines for high blood pressure (eg water tablets), heart disease or anti-coagulants (blood thinners). You should also seek your doctor's advice if you are allergic to or are taking any other pain killers.
Side effects are rare but may include the following : stomach pain, nausea, indigestion and occasionally stomach ulcer and black tarry stools. Also worsening of asthma, itchy skin, 'nettle rash' and very rarely skin peeling and bruising. Other side effects which have been very rarely reported are impaired kidney and liver function, headache, ringing in the ears and dizziness.
Side effects may be reduced by taking the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time.
However, as with all medicines, if you are concerned or if anything unusual happens, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
Adults and children over 12 years
Initial dose of 2 caplets taken with water. Then if necessary, 1 or 2 caplets every 4 hours. Do not take more than 6 caplets in 24 hours.
Do not exceed stated dose.
Problems in overdose are rare, but if you accidentally take more than the recommended dose contact your doctor.
If symptoms persist consult your doctor.