Nurofen Express 256mg - 16 Tablets

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What are Nurofen Express 256mg Tablets? 

Nurofen Express 256mg Tablets contain the painkiller ibuprofen, which belongs to a group of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These tablets work to ease mild to moderate pain and bring down fever. Nurofen Express can help with a range of problems such as headaches, migraines, neuralgia, backache, period pain, rheumatic and muscular pain, cold and flu symptoms and a sore throat.

What is the recommended dosage?

Always take Nurofen Express Tablets exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as your doctor / Chemist4U pharmacist has told you. This medicine is for short term use only. Do not take these tablets for more than 10 days unless advised by your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist to do so. For adults and children aged 12 years and over, take 1-2 tablets with water, up to 3 times per day. Leave at least 4 hours between doses. Do not take more than 6 tablets in a 24 hour period.

What are NSAIDs?

NSAIDs stands for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which are a type of medicine typically used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and a high temperature. They are given to people who are suffering from pain, whether it be from a headache to something long-term like arthritis. You can buy NSAIDs over the counter or on prescription, and you might recognise some like ibuprofen and naproxen.

Is Nurofen Express 256mg Tablets suitable for children? 

Nurofen Express Tablets are suitable for children aged 12 years and over. If you’re looking for pain relief for a child under the age of 12, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist for advice on alternative treatment options.

Is Nurofen Express 256mg suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women? 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, you must ask your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist for advice before taking any new medicine. Do not take these tablets in the last 3 months of pregnancy or if you are breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist first if you are in the first 6 months of pregnancy.

When should this product not be used? 

Nurofen Express Tablets may be unsuitable for certain people. Do not take these tablets if you are allergic to ibuprofen, aspirin, other painkillers or any of the other ingredients in this product. Do not take these tablets if you:

  • Have (or have had two or more episodes of) a stomach ulcer, perforation or bleeding

  • Have had a worsening of asthma, skin rash, itchy runny nose or facial swelling when previously taking ibuprofen, aspirin or similar medicines

  • Have had gastrointestinal bleeding or perforation when previously taking NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)

  • Are taking other NSAIDs 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 under 12 years old.

Talk to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking these tablets if you:

  • Are taking any other medicines as these tablets may affect or be affected by some other medicines

  • Have or have had asthma

  • Have kidney, heart, liver or bowel problems

  • Have high cholesterol or previously have had a heart attack or stroke

  • Have a history of gastrointestinal disease (such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease)

  • Have systemic lupus erythematosus (a condition of the immune system causing joint pain, skin changes and other organ disorders)

  • Are a smoker

  • Are in the first 6 months of pregnancy

  • Are on a diet restricting your salt intake

  • Have an infection as this medicine may hide signs of infections such as fever and pain

Are there any side effects? 

Like all medicines, Nurofen Express Tablets may cause side effects in some people, but these won’t affect everybody. Seek emergency medical attention if you notice any signs of a severe allergic reaction, symptoms of which include swelling of the face and throat, skin rash, breathing difficulties and/or loss of consciousness. Uncommon side effects may include: 

  • Indigestion

  • Headaches

  • Heartburn

  • Feeling sick

  • Pains in your stomach (abdomen) or other abnormal stomach problems

For more information on potential side effects, refer to the patient information leaflet. If you experience any side effects, including any not included in the patient information leaflet, you can report them using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.

Storage information

Store in a cool, dry place out of sight and reach of children. Do not use after the expiry date, referring to the last day of the month stated on the packaging.  Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste.

Important information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U 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

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.

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Active Ingredients

  • Ibuprofen


  • Active ingredient: Ibuprofen 200mg (as Sodium Ibuprofen 256mg)

    Also contains: Croscarmellose sodium, Xylitol, Microcrystalline cellulose, Magnesium stearate, Colloidal anhydrous silica, Carmellose sodium, Talc, Acacia spray-dried, Sucrose, Titanium dioxide (E171), Macrogol 6000 powder, and Black ink (contains shellac, iron oxide black (E172) and propylene glycol)

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16 Tablets

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