73points

Dolormin Extra

57points

Nurofen Plus

Dolormin Extra
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30 facts in comparison

Dolormin Extra vs Nurofen Plus

Dolormin Extra
Nurofen Plus
73
points
Dolormin Extra
57
points
Nurofen Plus

Why is Dolormin Extra better than Nurofen Plus?

  • 200mg more ibuprofen content
    ?

    400mgvs200mg
  • 6years lower age requirement
    ?

    6yearsvs12years
  • 1 more consecutive days
    ?

    4vs3
  • Not linked to dependency
    ?
  • Not linked to sudden weight loss
    ?
  • Not linked to low blood pressure
    ?

Why is Nurofen Plus better than Dolormin Extra?

  • 12 more pills in the box
    ?

    32vs20
  • 3 higher daily limit
    ?

    6vs3
  • Can be taken on an empty stomach
    ?
  • 12.8mg more codeine content
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    12.8mgvs0mg
  • Can be used to treat mild arthritis pain
    ?
  • Targets migraines
    ?
  • Can be used to treat cold and flu symptoms
    ?
  • Recommended for sore throats
    ?

General info

1.pills per box

20

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.
2.maximum capsules daily

3

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.
3.Can be taken on an empty stomach
Dolormin Extra
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.
4.Is available over-the-counter
Dolormin Extra
Nurofen Plus
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
5.minimum age requirements

6years

12years

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

4

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.

Composition

1.ibuprofen

400mg

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

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.
3.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.
4.caffeine

0mg

0mg

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

0mg

0mg

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

0mg

0mg

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

Effects

1.Targets toothaches
Dolormin Extra
Nurofen Plus
Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
2.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Dolormin Extra
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 headaches
Dolormin Extra
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.
4.diphenhydramine

0mg

0mg

Diphenhydramine causes sleepiness or drowsiness. This is better for use at night, particularly if pain prevents you from sleeping.
5.Targets muscular pain
Dolormin Extra
Nurofen Plus
Muscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.
6.Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose
Dolormin Extra
Nurofen Plus
Cerebral edema is an excess accumulation of fluid in parts of the brain.

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