What is Nurofen Tension Headache?
Nurofen Tension Headache caplets are designed to ease pain called by headaches so you can relax and get on with your day. With just one or two caplets per dose, this product is easy to take and gets to work fast, relieving your pain.
What are tension headaches?
Tension headaches are what many people consider to be a normal, everyday headache. They usually aren’t too problematic and go away by themselves after a few hours, but can be very uncomfortable until they fade. Tension headaches feel like a constant ache all over the head, although you may also notice that your neck muscles feel tight and that there is a feeling of pressure behind your eyes.
How will this product ease my tension headaches?
Nurofen Tension Headache caplets contain the active ingredient ibuprofen, which is a common pain medication that many people reach for when they’re dealing with everyday aches and pains. Ibuprofen is a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug, or NSAID, which means it works by changing your body’s reaction to pain, inflammation, and fever.
How to take Nurofen Tension Headache
Take 1 – 2 Nurofen Tension Headache caplets with water up to 3 times a day. Leave at least 4 hours between doses and do not take more than 6 caplets in any 24-hour period.
When should Nurofen Tension Headache not be used?
Nurofen Tension Headache 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 other NSAID painkillers or more than 75mg 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
- Are breastfeeding
Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using Nurofen Tension Headache if you:
- Have or have had asthma
- Have kidney, heart, liver, or bowel problems
- Have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, 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 Tension Headache 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 Tension Headache 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 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 blood disorder, e.g. unexplained or unusual bleeding or bruising, fever, sore throat, mouth ulcers, flu-like symptoms, severe exhaustion
- Signs of kidney problems, e.g. passing more or less urine, cloudy urine or blood in urine, pain in the back and/or swelling of the legs
- Signs of aseptic meningitis, e.g. neck stiffness, headache, feeling sick, being sick, fever, disorientation. Patients 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, or feeling sick
- Pains in the stomach or other abnormal stomach problems
- Allergic reactions, e.g. skin rashes, itching, peeling
- Flatulence, diarrhoea, constipation, vomiting
- Drop in blood pressure
- Stomach or intestinal ulcers, sometimes with bleeding and perforation, inflammation of the lining of the mouth with ulceration, inflammation of the stomach
- Liver problems
- Worsening of asthma or bronchospasms
- Swelling, high blood pressure, heart failure or attach
- 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 Chemist 4 U 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 us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
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 read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
Each caplet contains the active ingredient Ibuprofen 200mg (as Ibuprofen Lysine 342mg).
Also contains: Povidone, Sodium Starch Glycollate Type A, Magnesium Stearate, Hypromellose, Talc, Opaspray White M-1-7111B (contains Hypromellose and Titanium Dioxide (E171) and Black Ink (contains shellac, Iron oxide black (E172) and propylene glycol.
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