65points

Calpol SixPlus

57points

Nurofen Plus

Calpol SixPlus
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39 facts in comparison

Calpol SixPlus vs Nurofen Plus

Calpol SixPlus
Nurofen Plus
65
points
Calpol SixPlus
57
points
Nurofen Plus

Why is Calpol SixPlus better than Nurofen Plus?

  • 250mg more paracetamol content
    ?

    250mgvs0mg
  • Not linked to causing fever
    ?
  • Not linked to blurred vision
    ?
  • Not linked to swelling
    ?
  • Not linked to bloating
    ?
  • Not linked to gastrointestinal ulcers
    ?
  • Not linked to tinnitus
    ?
  • 6years lower age requirement
    ?

    6yearsvs12years

Why is Nurofen Plus better than Calpol SixPlus?

  • 200mg more ibuprofen content
    ?

    200mgvs0mg
  • 2 higher daily limit
    ?

    6vs4
  • 12.8mg more codeine content
    ?

    12.8mgvs0mg
  • Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose
    ?
  • Can be used to treat mild arthritis pain
    ?
  • Targets migraines
    ?
  • Targets rheumatic pain
    ?
  • Can be taken on an empty stomach
    ?

General info

1.maximum capsules daily

4

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.Is available over-the-counter
Calpol SixPlus
Nurofen Plus
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
3.minimum age requirements

6years

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.Not linked to dependency
Calpol SixPlus
Nurofen Plus
It is not explicitly mentioned on the product information leaflet that this drug is linked to dependency. Therefore withdrawal symptoms should not be anticipated.
6.Is soluble in water
Calpol SixPlus
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.

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

250mg

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.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.
5.aspirin

0mg

0mg

Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.
6.Has more than one active ingredient
Calpol SixPlus
Nurofen Plus
The product contains more than one active ingredient. These combinations usually compliment each other and sometimes one ingredient can improve the effectiveness of the other.

Effects

1.Targets toothaches
Calpol SixPlus
Nurofen Plus
Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
2.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Calpol SixPlus
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 causing fever
Calpol SixPlus
Nurofen Plus
The drug is not considered to be a cause of fever.
4.Not linked to blurred vision
Calpol SixPlus
Nurofen Plus
The drug is not considered to be a cause of blurred vision.
5.Not linked to swelling
Calpol SixPlus
Nurofen Plus
Swelling is usually caused by a fluid build-up which enlarges a part of the body.
6.Not linked to bloating
Calpol SixPlus
Nurofen Plus
Bloating, usually in the abdomen, is an uncomfortable swollen feeling. It is usually caused by a build-up of fluid or gas.

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