Nurofen Max Strength Joint & Back Pain Relief - 512mg - 24 Tablets

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What are Nurofen Joint and Back Pain 512mg tablets?

Nurofen Joint and Back Pain are max-strength painkillers that are used to relieve painful symptoms in your back and joints as well as help other everyday aches and pains. It contains 400mg of ibuprofen (as 512mg sodium ibuprofen) which is an anti-inflammatory drug which is commonly used as an everyday painkiller to provide short-term relief from aches and pains and feverishness.


What kind of pain can this product be used for?

Nurofen Max Strength can be used for a variety of mild to moderate pain and to relieve fever. The most common uses for this product are:

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Nerve pain
  • Backache
  • Period pain
  • Rheumatic
  • Muscular pain
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Sore throat
  • Dental pain
  • Pain associated with non-serious arthritis

This product should be used for short-term relief from pain and if symptoms persist long-term, you should seek medical attention from your GP.


How does Nurofen Joint and Back work?

The active ingredient in this product is 512mg of Sodium Ibuprofen, which is absorbed quicker than standard ibuprofen and which belongs to a group of medicines known as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs provide relief by changing the body’s response to pain, swelling and high temperature.

How to take this product

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 tablet with water, up to 3 times a day as required. Leave at least four hours between doses. Do not take more than 3 tablets in 24 hours.


  • Do NOT give to children under 12 years
  • Do NOT take this medicine for longer than 10 days unless your doctor tells you to
  • If symptoms persist after 10 days in adults or 3 days in children, seek advice from your doctor

Overdose/Accidental Ingestion

If you have taken

more Nurofen tablets than you should or if children have taken this medicine by

accident always contact a doctor or nearest hospital to get an opinion of the

risk and advice on action to be taken.

Symptoms of overdose include:

  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting (may be blood-streaked)
  • Headache
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Confusion
  • Shaky eye movement
  • Drowsiness
  • Chest pain
  • Palpitations
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Convulsions (mainly in children)
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Blood in urine
  • Chills
  • Breathing problems


Can you take Nurofen with other medications?

Nurofen may affect or be affected by some other medicines. Always check with your doctor or a Chemist 4 U pharmacist to ensure this product is suitable for you. Avoid taking this product with corticosteroid tablets, quinolone antibiotics or drugs that are prescribed:

  • As anti-coagulants
  • To stimulate your heart
  • To reduce high blood pressure
  • To help pass water (diuretics)
  • For the temporary suppression of your immune system
  • For mania or depression
  • For pregnancy termination
  • For HIV treatment

Some other medicines may also affect or be affected by the treatment of Nurofen. You should therefore always seek the advice of your doctor or a Chemist 4 U pharmacist before you use Nurofen with other medicines.


When should Nurofen NOT be used?

Do NOT take Nurofen Pain Relief Max Strength 512mg if you are allergic to any of the ingredients (see ingredients tab for full list) or if you:

  • Have or have had 2 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
  • Have severe liver or kidney problems
  • Have severe heart problems
  • Are in the last 3 months of pregnancy

Check with a Chemist 4 U pharmacist or your GP before taking this product 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
  • 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

Always check the label to ensure this medication is suitable for you. Speak to your doctor or a Chemist 4 U pharmacist if you are unsure.

Side Effects

Like all medications, Nurofen Pain Relief Max Strength 512mg tablets can cause side effects, although not everyone will experience them.

Stop taking this medicine and seek immediate medical attention if you develop:

  • Signs of intestinal bleeding such as bright red faeces, black tarry stools, vomiting blood or dark particles that look like coffee grounds
  • Signs of a serious allergic reaction such as difficulties in breathing or unexplained wheezing, dizziness or faster heartbeat, severe forms of skin reaction such as itchiness, skin rash with redness, peeling, flaking or blistering, swelling of your face tongue or throat
  • Signs of kidney problems such as passing less or more urine, cloudy urine or blood in urine, pain in the back and/or swelling in the legs
  • Signs of aseptic meningitis with neck stiffness, headache, feeling sick, being sick, fever or disorientation. Patients with autoimmune disorders (lupus, mixed connective tissue disease) may be more likely to be affected
  • Severe skin reaction known as DRESS syndrome can occur. Symptoms of DRESS include skin rash, fever, swelling of lymph nodes and an increase of eosinophils

See the patient information leaflet for the full list of side effects. 


Important Information

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

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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Nurofen Max Strength Joint & Back Pain Relief - 512mg - 24 Tablets Reviews

May 30, 2023
These really work for me long lasting pain relief from lower back pain, being a tall person who suffers from lower back discomfort I find these give me hours of pain relief when I am out and about, especially fishing off the rocks as I love to do !
By Mrs. Zalie Saunders,
September 22, 2022
Efficient pain relief
By Alan Rawlinson,
June 21, 2022
I get bad lower back pain & the tablets ease this
By Alan Rawlinson,
March 15, 2022
Releases lower back pain really well
By Gillian,
March 08, 2022
Works and relieves pain

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