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Ibuprofen tablets are a strong and reliable painkiller which can be used to ease pain caused by many different ailments or illnesses. They can also help to reduce swelling and fever, easing these symptoms while relieving your pain. These tablets contain 400mg of ibuprofen, making them twice as strong as regular ibuprofen tablets, perfect for those who hate swallowing tablets.
Ibuprofen tablets can be used for many different kinds of pain relief. Some of the most common reasons that people use this product include:
Ibuprofen tablets contain 400mg of the active ingredient ibuprofen, which is one of a group of painkillers known as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs or (NSAIDs). This means that while ibuprofen is an effective pain relief, it can also help to reduce inflammation, swelling, fever and high temperatures. This makes it ideal for those suffering with cold and flu symptoms as well as any other kinds of pain or inflammation.
If you’re taking any other medication, including those you obtained without a prescription, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product. This especially applies if you are taking:
Ibuprofen and paracetamol can be taken at the same time, as they work in different ways and can work together well to ease your pain. However, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any two medications at the same time, so you can be sure that the combination is safe and will work for you.
We recommend that you should avoid drinking alcohol while you’re taking ibuprofen tablets. Alcohol can make some of the potential side effects of ibuprofen more likely, including those which affect your digestive system.
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, as ibuprofen should be avoided if possible. If you are within the last 3 months of pregnancy, you should not take ibuprofen at all.
Take 1 ibuprofen tablet with a glass of water up to 3 times a day, after food. Leave at least 6 hours between each dose and do not take more than 3 tablets in any 24-hour period. If you have a sensitive stomach, it may be better for you to take these tablets with food.
You do not need a prescription for ibuprofen tablets, 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.
Ibuprofen tablets are not suitable for use by children under the age of 12 or those who weigh less than 40kg (6.3 stone/88lbs). Do not use this product if you are allergic to ibuprofen, aspirin, other NSAIDs, or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not take these tablets if you:
Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you have:
Like all medicines, Care Ibuprofen Tablets can have side effects, although not everyone will get them. If you experience any of the following side effects, stop use and seek medical help immediately:
Other side effects you may experience include:
For a complete list of potential side effects, please see the patient information leaflet included with your medication. If you experience these or any other side effects while taking this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist immediately. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
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.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet fully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
Each film-coated tablet contains 400 mg ibuprofen.
The other ingredients are: Tablet core: Maize starch, starch, pregelatinised (maize starch), silica, colloidal anhydrous, croscarmellose sodium, talc, stearic acid.
Film coating: Talc (E553b), polyvinyl alcohol, macrogol 3350 (E1521), titanium dioxide (E171)
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