What Nurofen 200mg Tablets are and What they are used for
The active ingredient in Nurofen 200mg Tablets (which makes the medicine work) is Ibuprofen. It belongs to a group of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs provide relief by changing the body’s response to pain,swelling, and high temperature.
Nurofen 200mg Tablets are used to relief:
• Headaches and migraine pain
• Dental pain and neuralgia
• Period pain
• Rheumatic, muscular and back pain
• Feverishness and symptoms of cold and flu
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.
Like all medicines,this medicine can cause side effects,although not everybody gets them.
Stop taking Nurofen tablets and contact a doctor immediately if you develop any of the following symptoms:
signs of angioedema such as swelling of the face,tongue or throat difficulties swallowing, hives and difficulties breathing.
signs of aseptic meningitis such as severe headache, high temperature, stiffness of the neck or intolerance to bright light.
signs of intestinal bleeding such as passing blood in your faeces stools/motions) ,passing black tarry stools,vomiting any blood or dark
particles that look like coffee grounds.
Tell your doctor and stop taking Nurofen tablets if you experience:
-Unexplained stomach pain (abdominal pain) or other abnormal stomach symptoms, indigestion,heartburn, feeling sick and/or vomiting.
– Unexplained wheezing, shortness of breath, skin rash, itching or bruising (these may be symptoms of an allergic reaction).
– Yellowing of the eyes and/or skin (jaundice).
– Severe sore throat with high fever (these may be symptoms of a condition known as agranulocytosis).
– Blurred or disturbed vision (visual impairment) or seeing/hearing strange things (hallucinations).
– Fluid retention e.g. swollen ankles (this may be a sign of kidney problems).Severe spreading skin rash (Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and erythema multiforme, symptoms include severe skin rash, blistering of skin, including inside mouth, nose, and genitals, as well as skin peeling
which may be accompanied with symptoms such as aching, headaches, and feverishness).
Medicines such as Nurofen tablets have been associated with a small increased risk of heart attack (myocardial infarction) or stroke.
Medicines such as Ibuprofen tablets have in exceptional cases been associated with severe skin problems for patients with chicken pox or shingles Blood disorders, kidney problems, liver problems or severe skin reactions may occur rarely with ibuprofen.Very rarely Ibuprofen tablets may cause aseptic meningitis (inflammation of the protective membrane surrounding the brain). Ibuprofen tablets has also been shown to sometimes worsen the symptoms of Crohn’s disease or colitis.
This is not a complete list of side effects for the the complete list see the PIL