57points

Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets

59points

Nurofen Plus

Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
Nurofen Plus
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Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets vs Nurofen Plus

Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
Nurofen Plus

Why is Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets better than Nurofen Plus?

  • 500mg more paracetamol content
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    500mgvs0mg
  • 2 higher daily limit
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    8vs6
  • Not linked to anemia in case of overdose
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  • Not linked to dizziness
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  • Not linked to heartburn
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  • Not linked to seizures in case of overdose
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  • Not linked to tinnitus
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Why is Nurofen Plus better than Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets?

  • 200mg more ibuprofen content
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    200mgvs0mg
  • 4.8mg more codeine content
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    12.8mgvs8mg
  • Can be taken on an empty stomach
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  • Targets migraines
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  • Can be used to treat cold and flu symptoms
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  • Recommended for sore throats
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  • Targets rheumatic pain
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  • Can be used to treat mild arthritis pain
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General info

1.maximum capsules daily

8

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.
2.pills per box

32

32

A higher number of pills per box may imply that the product is more safe than others. Many painkillers are regulated so that a person may not buy more than a certain amount at any one time.
3.minimum age requirements

12years

12years

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
4.consecutive days

3

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.
5.Is available over-the-counter
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
Nurofen Plus
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
6.Can be taken on an empty stomach
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
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.

Composition

1.ibuprofen

0mg

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.
2.paracetamol

500mg

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.
3.caffeine

0mg

0mg

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

0mg

0mg

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

0mg

0mg

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

8mg

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.

Effects

1.Targets toothaches
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
Nurofen Plus
Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
2.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
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.Targets muscular pain
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
Nurofen Plus
Muscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.
4.Targets headaches
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
Nurofen Plus
The most common form of headache is a tension headache, and can be related to many triggers such as sleep deprivation, stress, eye-strain or hunger.
5.diphenhydramine

0mg

0mg

Diphenhydramine causes sleepiness or drowsiness. This is better for use at night, particularly if pain prevents you from sleeping.
6.Not linked to Reye’s syndrome
Boots Paracetamol & Codeine Caplets
Nurofen Plus
Reye’s syndrome is a potentially fatal disease which affects the brain and liver. The disease has been associated with aspirin use in children under 16.

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