What are Nurofen Express Liquid Capsules used for?
Don’t let pain ruin your day, use fast acting Nurofen Express Liquid Capsules ! Treat the symptoms of Colds and Flu including:
Aches and pains
Nasal congestion (blocked nose and sinuses)
How do Nurofen Express Liquid Capsules work?
Nurofen contains ibuprofen a non-steroidal-anti-inflamatory drug (NSAIDs). Ibuprofen changes the way the body responds to inflammation, easing pain.
How do I take Nurofen Express Liquid Capsules?
Adults, the elderly and children & adolescents between 12 and 18 years:
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 years:
If in children and adolescents this medicinal product is required for more than 3 days, or if symptoms worsen a doctor should be consulted.
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Like all medicines, Nurofen can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them. Side effects may be minimised by taking the
lowest dose for the shortest time necessary to relieve the symptoms.
You may suffer one of the known side effects of NSAIDs (see below).
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects
not listed in this leaflet, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
STOP TAKING the medicine and seek immediate medical help if
• signs of intestinal bleeding such as: bright red faeces
(stools/motions), black tarry stools, vomiting blood or dark
particles that look like coffee grounds.
• signs of serious allergic reaction such as:
– difficulties in breathing or unexplained wheezing
– dizziness or faster heartbeat
– severe forms of skin reactions such as itchiness, skin rash with
redness, peeling, flaking or blistering (e.g.: Steven-Johnson
– swelling of your face, tongue or throat
• signs of kidney problems such as:
– passing less or more urine
– cloudy urine or blood in urine
– pain in the back and/or swelling (particularly in the legs)
• signs of aseptic meningitis with neck stiffness, headache, feeling
sick, being sick, fever or consciousness. Patients with
autoimmune disorders (lupus, mixed connective-tissue disease)
may be more likely to be affected.
• a severe skin reaction known as DRESS syndrome can occur.
Symptoms of DRESS include: skin rash, fever, swelling of lymph
nodes and an increase of eosinophils (a type of white blood cells).
STOP TAKING the medicine and tell your doctor if you experience
the following uncommon side effects which affect 1 to 10 users in
• indigestion, heartburn or feeling sick
• pains in your stomach (abdomen) or other abnormal stomach
TELL YOUR DOCTOR if you have any of the following side effects,
they become worse or you notice any effects not listed:
Uncommon side effects which affect 1 to 10 users in 1,000:
• allergic reactions, such as skin rashes (urticaria), itching, peeling
Rare side effects which affect 1 to 10 users in 10,000:
• flatulence (wind), diarrhoea, constipation and vomiting
Very rare side effects which affect less than 1 user in 10,000:
• blood disorder resulting in unexplained or unusual bruising or
bleeding, fever, sore throat, mouth ulcers, flu-like symptoms and
• drop in blood pressure or irregular heart beat
• stomach or intestinal ulcers, sometimes with bleeding and
perforation, inflammation of the lining of the mouth with ulceration
(ulcerative stomatitis), inflammation of the stomach (gastritis)
• liver problems
Side effects for which the frequency can not be estimated from
• worsening of asthma or bronchospasm
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