What are Cuprofen maximum strength tablets used for?
Do you suffer from back pain? Or, do you have a cold or Flu? Cuprofen Maximum Strength Tablets contain 400mg of the active ingredient ibuprofen. Ibuprofen belongs to the class of
medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents which reduce pain, fever and inflammation.
In Addition ,Cuprofen Maximum Strength tablets are used for the relief of rheumatic, muscular, dental and period pains and pain in
backache, neuralgia, migraine and headache, and for the symptomatic relief of colds, flu and feverishness.
This product is for short term use only. You should take the lowest dose for the shortest time necessary to relieve your symptoms.
Adults, the elderly and children & adolescents between 12 and 18
Take 1 or 2 tablets with water, up to three times a day as required.
Leave at least four hours between doses.
Do not take more than 6 tablets in 24 hours.
Do not give to children under 12 years.
In children and adolescents between 12 and 18:
If in children and adolescents this medication is needed for more than 3 days, or if symptoms worsen a doctor should be consulted.
Do not take for longer than 10 days unless your doctor tells you to. If symptoms persist or the pain or fever worsen, or if any new symptoms occur, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
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As with all medicines, these tablets can have side effects in some people. The elderly are more likely to suffer such effects.
If you suffer from any of the following at any time during your treatment STOP TAKING the medicine and seek immediate medical help:
• Passing blood in your faeces (stools/motions).
• Passing black tarry stools.
• Vomiting any blood or dark particles that look like coffee grounds.
• Allergic reactions, which can include the following: bruising or facial swelling; swelling of the lips, throat and tongue
causing difficulty swallowing or breathing; breathing problems, e.g. unexplained wheezing, shortness of breath, asthma or
worsening of asthma; skin reactions, e.g. skin rashes, itching, urticaria (hives) which can be severe with blistering and
peeling of the skin; rapid heart rate/palpitations, collapsing or low blood pressure. Seek medical help immediately.
• Severe skin reaction known as DRESS syndrome. Symptoms of DRESS include: skin rash, fever, swelling of lymph
nodes and an increase of eosinophils (a type of white blood cells) (frequency not known).
STOP TAKING the medicine and tell your doctor if you experience:
• Indigestion or heartburn.
• Abdominal pain (pain in your stomach) or other abdominal stomach symptoms.
• Blood disorders such as anaemia, low white blood cells, low platelet count, suppressed bone marrow function or reduction
in granulocytes (a type of white blood cell) which could result in the following symptoms: unexplained bruising or
bleeding, sore throat, mouth ulcers, fever, extreme paleness, weakness or exhaustion.
• Very rarely may cause blood in urine, kidney damage or kidney failure or liver problems such as hepatitis or jaundice (yellowing of the skin).
• There have been rare reports of aseptic meningitis, which can include symptoms such as headache, stiff neck, disorientation, fever
and eye sensitivity to light, particularly in patients with existing auto-immune disorders such as Lupus. Seek medical help immediately.
The following side effects could also occur; tell your doctor if you experience these effects:
• Nausea and indigestion; rarely may cause diarrhoea, constipation, vomiting or flatulence, worsening of existing bowel
disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease).
• Very rarely may cause skin rashes.
Medicines such as Cuprofen Maximum Strength Tablets may be associated with a small increased risk of heart attack
(myocardial infarction) or stroke. Fluid retention (oedema), high blood pressure, and heart failure have also been reported.
If you are concerned about these effects, or if this medicine affects you in any other way, stop taking it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist