What are Flarin 200mg Soft Capsules?
Flarin 200mg soft capsules are a pain relief medication that can also help to ease inflammation and reduce high temperatures. The capsules are designed to be easier to digest, perfect for those with sensitive stomachs who regularly need pain relief medications to manage joint pain or other conditions. If you need pain relief that will get to work quickly while protecting your stomach, Flarin could be the perfect choice for you.
Is Flarin suitable for joint pain?
Flarin capsules are ideal for those who suffer from sore, swollen joints, as they work as an anti-inflammatory as well as a pain relief medicine. By easing swelling, it can help to ease stiffness in your painful joints and make movement easier in conditions like non-serious arthritic conditions.
What other kinds of pain can I use this product for?
Although Flarin is ideal for easing joint pain, it can also be used to soothe other types of aches and pains all over the body, including:
- Back pain
- Rheumatic pain
- Muscular pain
- Dental pain
- Period pain
- Cold and flu symptoms
How does the Ibuprofen in Flarin capsules help to ease pain?
Each Flarin capsule contains 200mg of the active ingredient ibuprofen, which is a popular painkiller. Ibuprofen is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), which means it works by changing how your body reacts to pain and inflammation. This means that Flarin capsules can ease pain and swelling and can also help to bring down a high temperature.
How are Flarin capsules different from regular ibuprofen capsules?
Flarin capsules are different from regular ibuprofen capsules or tablets because of their unique formula. Flarin capsules are made by heating all of the ingredients together with lipids, which help to shield your stomach from damage as it digests them. Lipids can also help your body to absorb the ibuprofen in the capsules, so it can get to work easing your pain and inflammation.
Can I take this medication if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you’re within the first 6 months of pregnancy or are breastfeeding you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product. Flarin capsules are not suitable for use during the last 3 months of pregnancy.
Can I take this product if I’m taking other medication?
If you’re taking any other medication, including those obtained without a prescription, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Flarin. Do not take this product if you are already taking:
- Any other NSAIDs, e.g. aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen
- Over 75mg of aspirin a day
Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you’re already taking:
- Any other painkillers
- Corticosteroids, including tablets, creams, injections, or inhalers
- SSRIs or lithium, which are used to treat depression
- Cardiac glycosides, which are used to treat heart failure and cardiac arrhythmia
- Methotrexate, which is used to treat cancer and psoriasis
- Zidovudine, which is used to treat HIV or AIDS
- Cyclosporine, which is used to prevent rejection after organ transplants
- Mifepristone, which is an emergency contraceptive
- Tacrolimus, which is used to prevent rejection after organ transplants and to treat skin diseases
- Quinolone, which is an antibiotic
- Anticoagulants, which are also known as blood thinners, e.g. warfarin, aspirin, ticlopidine
- Medicines used to reduce high blood pressure, e.g. ACE-inhibitors such as captopril, beta-blockers such as atenolol medicines, angiotensin-II receptor antagonists, such as losartan
How to take these capsules
Take one or two capsules up to 3 times a day, as needed. Leave at least 4 hours between each dose and do not take more than 6 capsules in any 24-hour period.
When should this product not be used?
Flarin capsules are not suitable for children under the age of 12. Do not take this product if you are allergic to ibuprofen, other NSAIDs like aspirin, any other painkillers, or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not take these capsules if you:
- Have or have ever had two or more stomach ulcers, perforations, or bleeding
- Have ever had stomach bleeding or perforation caused by NSAIDs
- Are taking any other NSAIDs
- Are taking more than 75mg of aspirin a day
- Suffer from severe heart, liver or kidney disease
Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you:
- Are elderly, as you may be more likely to experience side effects
- Have or have had asthma, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, a stroke, heart, liver, kidney or bowel problems
- Have ever had an allergic reaction to another painkiller
- Have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
- Have any allergies
- Have any inflammatory bowel conditions, e.g. Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis
- Are a smoker
- Are aged 12 – 18 and are dehydrated due to vomiting, diarrhoea, or not drinking fluids, as there is a risk of kidney disease
- Have heart problems, e.g. heart failure, angina, heart attack, bypass surgery, peripheral artery disease, any kind of stroke
- Have high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, family history of heart disease or stroke
Do Flarin capsules have any side effects?
Like all medications, Flarin capsules can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. If you experience any of the following side effects, stop use and seek immediate medical help:
- Passing blood in your poo
- Passing black, tarry poo
- Vomiting blood or dark particles which look like coffee grounds
- Severe allergic reactions, e.g. swelling of the face, tongue, or throat, difficulty breathing or swallowing, unexplained wheezing, shortness of breath, worsening of asthma, accelerated heart rate, low blood pressure, severe shock
- Severe skin reactions, e.g. rash, itching, hives, redness, blistering and peeling of the skin (stevens Johns syndrome)
Other side effects you may experience include:
- Indigestion, heartburn
- Abdominal pain or other abnormal stomach symptoms
- Hives, itchy skin
- Abdominal pain, nausea, and indigestion
- Skin rashes
- Diarrhoea, wind, constipation, and vomiting
- Problems with blood cell production, showing symptoms such as tiredness, lack of energy, shortness of breath, pale skin, fever, sore throat, mouth ulcers, flu-like symptoms, unexplained bleeding and bruising
- Peptic ulcer, perforation or gastrointestinal haemorrhage, black tarry stools, vomiting blood or dark particles, inflammation of the mouth, inflammation of the stomach lining, worsening of existing bowel disease, e.g. ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease
- Meningitis symptoms, e.g. fever, chills, severe headache, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck
- Kidney failure, liver problems
- Heart problems, high blood pressure, fluid retention
- Symptoms of DRESS, e.g. skin rash, fever, swelling of lymph nodes, increase in eosinophils (a type of white blood cells)
- A red, scaly widespread rash with bumps under the skin and blisters mainly localised in skin folds, trunk, and upper extremities, accompanied by a fever when you begin treatment
If you experience these or any other side effects while taking this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
Do I need a prescription for Flarin capsules?
You do not need a prescription for Flarin capsules, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist 4 U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that this product is the best choice for you.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
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.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
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The active ingredient is: ibuprofen 200 mg.
The other ingredients are: Hard fat, glycerol monolinoleate, macrogol 400, gelatin, sorbitol, purified water, brilliant blue (E133) and allura red (E129). Hard fat and glycerol monolinoleate are lipids. Ink ingredients: Titanium dioxide, isopropyl alcohol, propylene glycol, hypromellose.
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Can I Take Two Painkillers at Once?
Sometimes when you take painkillers you find that although they make your headache, backache, or whatever your aches and pains you’re trying to treat a bit better, they don’t quite do the job.
This is when you might consider picking up another painkiller to try to kick that pain to the curb. But how do you know if this is safe? Can you take more than one painkiller at once?
If you’ve ever looked into your medicine cabinet and asked yourself one of these questions then you’ve come to the right place.
Flarin the lipid formulationâ€™ of ibuprofen, is it worth it?
Flarin is a branded version of ibuprofen. Each soft capsule of Flarin contains 200 mg of ibuprofen in the lipid formulation. Ibuprofen belongs to a group of drugs called Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs are commonly used in the management of pain and fever and to decrease inflammation.
Flarin is ‘as effective as prescription ibuprofen at reducing joint pain.’
The second advertised advantage of Flarin’s unique formulation is to shield the stomach from damage.
Flarin can be used in management of different conditions requiring management of pain and/or inflammation including backaches, muscular pains, migraines, headaches, dental pain, period pain, fever, symptoms of colds and flu and non-serious arthritic conditions
Is this suitable for someone who is on Fexofenadine, Omeprazole and Beclomethasone nasal spray?
Anti-inflammatory medicines may not be suitable for those taking omeprazole or those over the age of 60 unless recommended by a GP.
This is because they can cause stomach irritation or impact kidney and liver function.
I have a gastric band, is flarin safe to take?
After bariatric surgery, ulcers are more difficult to diagnose and treat. With Flarin, lipids are absorbed in the small intestine and used in other medicines to aid absorption. Flarin’s anti-inflammatory ingredient, ibuprofen, is dissolved in lipids and is designed to help shield the stomach from damage.
This makes Flarin better than standard ibuprofen when you have a gastric band fitted.
I wanted to buy Flarin for my father but he is 79, had a stroke and takes clopidogrel. Would he be able to take these?
Flarin contains ibuprofen.
Anyone that has had a stroke must see a doctor before taking Flarin. Medicines like ibuprofen may be associated with a small risk of heart attack or stroke, particularly when used at high doses.
Also Flarin may affect or be affected by anti-coagulant blood thinning medicines such as Clopidogrel.
Given your father’s medical history and current medication he must see a doctor or pharmacist before taking Flarin, but I think he is unlikely to be able to use this product (same as any product containing ibuprofen).
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