75points

Ibum Forte

57points

Nurofen Plus

Ibum Forte
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29 facts in comparison

Ibum Forte vs Nurofen Plus

Ibum Forte
Nurofen Plus
75
points
Ibum Forte
57
points
Nurofen Plus

Why is Ibum Forte better than Nurofen Plus?

  • 200mg more ibuprofen content
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    400mgvs200mg
  • 4 more pills in the box
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    36vs32
  • Not linked to dependency
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  • Not linked to sudden weight loss
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  • Not linked to low blood pressure
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Why is Nurofen Plus better than Ibum Forte?

  • 3 higher daily limit
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    6vs3
  • Can be taken on an empty stomach
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  • 12.8mg more codeine content
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    12.8mgvs0mg
  • Can be used to treat mild arthritis pain
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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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  • Has more than one active ingredient
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General info

1.pills per box

36

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
Ibum Forte
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.minimum age requirements

12years

12years

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
5.Is available over-the-counter
Ibum Forte
Nurofen Plus
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
6.Not linked to dependency
Ibum Forte
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.

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.aspirin

0mg

0mg

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

0mg

0mg

Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.
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.
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
Ibum Forte
Nurofen Plus
Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
2.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Ibum Forte
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 migraines
Ibum Forte
Nurofen Plus
A migraine is a very severe headache, often accompanied with other sensory signs such as flashing lights, blind spots, tingling and light sensitivity. Migraine sufferers often struggle to find adequate relief.
4.Targets headaches
Ibum Forte
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.Is anti-inflammatory
Ibum Forte
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.
6.Targets muscular pain
Ibum Forte
Nurofen Plus
Muscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.

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