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Nurofen Express 684mg Caplets target pain caused by migraines and headaches. It contains 684mg of Ibuprofen Lysine which is a fast-acting variety of Ibuprofen which relieves pain caused by headaches and migraines quickly, so you can get on with your day!
We don’t currently know what exactly causes a migraine but it is thought that they are the result of abnormal brain activity that temporarily affects nerve signals, chemicals and blood vessels in the brain. However many triggers have been suggested including:
Some women experience migraines around the time of their period, potentially due to the changes in the levels of hormones like oestrogen. Many women find that their migraines are improved after the menopause, although the menopause has also been known to trigger migraines or make them worse in some women.
Certain emotions can trigger a migraine, especially if they have involved trauma. Emotions that have been known to trigger migraines include:
Certain aspects of our lifestyles and physiology can trigger a migraine, including:
Certain food and drinks, as well as the quantity of food or drink, we consume can affect the likelihood of a migraine including:
Factors in our environment can affect our brains and increase the likelihood of a migraine. These factors include:
Some medication can cause a migraine, including:
Nurofen Express Caplets contain the active ingredient Ibuprofen Lysine (the lysine salt of Ibuprofen) which is a fast-acting version of traditional Ibuprofen to tackle pain fast. Ibuprofen is part of a group of medicines called Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) which work by changing the body’s response to pain by reducing the hormones that cause pain and swelling in the body.
This product is for short term use only. You should take the lowest dose for the shortest time necessary to relieve your symptoms. This product is only suitable for adults, the elderly and children and adolescents between 12 and 18 years.
Take 1 caplet with water up to three times a day as required. Leave at least 4 hours between doses. Do NOT take more than 3 caplets in 24 hours.
If you have taken more Nurofen Express than you should or if children have taken this medicine by accident always contact a doctor or nearest hospital. The symptoms of overdose include:
Do NOT use Nurofen if you are allergic to any of the ingredients (see ingredients tab for full list), are allergic to aspirin or other painkillers or if you:
Check with your pharmacist or your doctor before taking this product if you:
To reduce the risk of side effects, do not take this product with other NSAID containing products (e.g. aspirin, ibuprofen). Nurofen may affect or be affected by some other medicines. Avoid taking this product with corticosteroid tablets, quinolone antibiotics or drugs are prescribed:
Always seek medical advice from your doctor or a Chemist 4 U pharmacist BEFORE taking Nurofen if you are taking medication.
Like all medicines, Nurofen can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Some side effects may be minimised by taking the lowest dose for the shortest time necessary to relieve symptoms. If you experience severe side effects or side effects that are not listed in the patient information leaflet.
Stop taking the medicine and seek immediate medical help if you develop:
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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Each caplet contains the active ingredient Ibuprofen 400mg (as Ibuprofen Lysine 684mg).
Other ingredients: Povidone, Sodium Starch Glycollate Type A, Magnesium Stearate, Hypromellose, Talc, Opaspray White M-1-7111B (contains Hypromellose and Titanium Dioxide (E171) and Black Printing Ink (contains shellac, Iron oxide black (E172) and propylene glycol).
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