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Nurofen Migraine caplets help to ease pain caused by a migraine, providing fast-acting relief from pain. It can be used at the first sign of a migraine attack to help to ease your migraine pain so you can get on with your day.
Migraines are a moderate to severe headache that feels like a throbbing pain in the side of your head. They often show other unpleasant symptoms as well as a headache and are sometimes accompanied by an aura, which happens before a migraine and warns you that a migraine is about to happen. Some of the most common symptoms of a migraine and a migraine aura include:
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 Migraine caplets contain 342mg of the active ingredient ibuprofen, which is a popular everyday painkiller. Ibuprofen is part of a group of drugs known as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, or NSAIDs, which work by changing your body’s response to pain, inflammation, and fever. This helps to ease your migraine symptoms as quickly as possible.
Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this or any other medication while you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as the product could be harmful to you or your baby. Do not take Nurofen Migraine within the last 3 months of your pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Nurofen Migraine can be taken with other oral painkillers which don’t contain paracetamol or other NSAID painkillers such as aspirin. So, you can take this product with paracetamol tablets or co-codamol. However, you should always be sure to follow the instructions contained in the patient information leaflet of each product carefully to avoid taking too much of any product. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking any painkillers together, as this will help you to be sure that your medications are safe.
If you are taking any other medication, make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product, as the two may interact and cause unwanted effects. This especially applies to:
This product is for short term use only. You should take the lowest dose for the shortest time necessary to relieve your symptoms.
Take 1 – 2 Nurofen Migraine caplets with water up to three times a day. Leave at least 4 hours between doses and do not take more than 6 caplets in any 24 hours.
If you have taken more Nurofen Migraine Pain than you should or if children have taken this medicine by accident always contact a doctor or nearest hospital. Symptoms of overdose include:
Nurofen Migraine is not suitable for use by children under the age of 12. Do not use this product if you are allergic to ibuprofen, aspirin or any other painkillers, or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not take this product if you:
Nurofen Migraine should not be taken at the same time as some other medicines, for a list of which medicines should not be taken alongside this product please read the patient information leaflet.
Like all medicines, Nurofen Migraine can have side effects, although not everyone will get them. These side effects include:
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away.
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
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Getting a headache or a migraine is one of the most uncomfortable feelings you can have, and potentially one of the most painful as well. There is a wide range of treatments out there that say that they help clear headaches and migraines but which ones are the most suitable?
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.
Headaches and migraines are a real pain in the neck, or well, a pain in the head, but how do you know if you’re dealing with a migraine or a headache?
Both of them cause a lot of pain in your head, but what is the difference between the two?
If you’re not sure whether the head pain that’s making you feel extra grumpy every Monday morning is a headache or a migraine then you’re in luck, as we’re about to break down what makes the two so different.
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