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Advil

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Nurofen Plus

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Advil vs Nurofen Plus

Advil
Nurofen Plus
Advil
Nurofen Plus

Why is Advil better than Nurofen Plus?

  • Not linked to low blood pressure
  • Not linked to sudden weight loss
  • Is soluble in water
  • Not linked to dependency

Why is Nurofen Plus better than Advil?

  • Can be taken on an empty stomach
  • 12.8mg more codeine content
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  • Has more than one active ingredient
  • Targets migraines
  • Targets rheumatic pain

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General info

1.maximum capsules daily

6

6

The daily limit is the maximum amount of tablets/capsules that you may take in a 24 hour period, as advised by the producer.

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St. Joseph Chewable Aspirin 81mg

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2.Can be taken on an empty stomach
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Nurofen Plus

Medicines which can be taken on an empty stomach are unlikely to cause stomach problems such as ulcers. These are better if you need to take the painkillers first thing in the morning.

3.minimum age requirements

12years

12years

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.

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Calprofen Ibuprofen Suspension

0.08years

4.consecutive days

10

3

This is the longest amount of time you should take this medication before stopping or seeking medical advice. A short time can indicate that the drug is more likely to cause problems such as dependency or negative side effects.

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Tylenol PM

14

5.Is available over-the-counter
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Nurofen Plus

It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.

6.Is soluble in water
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Nurofen Plus

The product is available in a soluble form, so you can dissolve it in water. This can result in quicker pain relief, and it is useful for people who find tablets difficult to swallow.

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Composition

1.ibuprofen

200mg

200mg

Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. The painkilling effects of ibuprofen take effect immediately, however the anti-inflammatory effects can take as long as a week.

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Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg

684mg

2.paracetamol

0mg

0mg

Paracetamol (or acetaminophen as it is known in the US) is classified as a mild analgesic. It suppresses the feeling of pain, but does little to treat the cause.

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Goody's Headache Relief Shot

1000mg

3.caffeine

0mg

0mg

Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.

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Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets

65mg

4.aspirin

0mg

0mg

Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.

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Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder

520mg

5.codeine

0mg

12.8mg

Codeine is an opiate used to treat mild to moderate pain. Opiates can alter the mood, sometimes resulting in feelings of euphoria. This can be beneficial for pain relief, however it can become addictive and withdrawal symptoms are common.

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Nurofen Plus

12.8mg

6.naproxen

0mg

0mg

Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory which can be used to treat a variety of symptoms of pain.

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Dolormin GS mit Naproxen

250mg

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Effects

1.Targets toothaches
Advil
Nurofen Plus

Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.

2.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Advil
Nurofen Plus

Antipyretic medications help to lower the body temperature. This can help to make patients feel better, however it is not always recommended, as the temperature increase can be a natural defense to fight infections.

3.Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose
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Nurofen Plus

Cerebral edema is an excess accumulation of fluid in parts of the brain.

4.Is anti-inflammatory
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Nurofen Plus

Anti- inflammatory drugs are particularly good for things like muscle and joint pain, as they not only block out the pain but also target the cause.

5.Not linked to low blood pressure
Advil
Nurofen Plus

Effects of low blood pressure include dizziness and fainting.

6.No naproxen-associated heart risk
Advil
Nurofen Plus

Naproxen may increase your risk of heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it for an extended period of time.

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