Nurofen Cold and Flu
Nurofen Cold and Flu
Top 58%16 points
Top 58%

Nurofen Cold and Flu: 27 facts and highlights

1. Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose

Cerebral edema is an excess accumulation of fluid in parts of the brain.
Nurofen Cold and Flu
65% have it

2. paracetamol

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.
0mg
Goody's Headache Relief Shot: 1000mg

3. ibuprofen

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.
200mg
Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg: 684mg

4. maximum capsules daily

The daily limit is the maximum amount of tablets/capsules that you may take in a 24 hour period, as advised by the producer.
6
St. Joseph Chewable Aspirin 81mg: 48

5. Is antipyretic (fever reducing)

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.
Nurofen Cold and Flu
95% have it

6. Recommended for sore throats

Sore throats are usually caused by painful inflammation of the tonsils, larynx or pharynx. A common manifestation of a sore throat is pain when swallowing.
Nurofen Cold and Flu
43% have it

7. Targets muscular pain

Muscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.
Nurofen Cold and Flu
87% have it

8. naproxen

Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory which can be used to treat a variety of symptoms of pain.
0mg
Dolormin GS mit Naproxen: 250mg

9. No naproxen-associated heart risk

Naproxen may increase your risk of heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it for an extended period of time.
Nurofen Cold and Flu
94% have it

10. minimum age requirements

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
12years
Calprofen Ibuprofen Suspension: 0.08years

11. Not linked to Reye’s syndrome

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.
Nurofen Cold and Flu
76% have it

12. Has more than one active ingredient

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.
Nurofen Cold and Flu
50% have it

13. onset relief time

The average amount of time it takes for the product to take effect.
60min
Nurofen Express Period Pain 200mg: 10min

14. Not linked to sudden weight loss

The drug is not considered to be a cause of loss of weight.
Nurofen Cold and Flu
78% have it

15. shelf life

This is how long the product can be stored before you should throw it away, as measured in months. A long shelf life is desirable if you take it infrequently.
36months
Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets: 48months

16. pills per box

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.
24
Ecotrin Low Strength: 365

17. Not linked to dependency

It is not explicitly mentioned on the product information leaflet that this drug is linked to dependency. Therefore withdrawal symptoms should not be anticipated.
Nurofen Cold and Flu
75% have it

18. Is anti-inflammatory

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.
Nurofen Cold and Flu
68% have it

19. aspirin

Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.
0mg
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder: 520mg

20. Is available over-the-counter

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

21. caffeine

Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.
0mg
Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets: 65mg

22. codeine

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.
0mg
Nurofen Plus: 12.8mg

23. consecutive days

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.
10
Tylenol PM: 14

24. diphenhydramine

Diphenhydramine causes sleepiness or drowsiness. This is better for use at night, particularly if pain prevents you from sleeping.
0mg
Motrin PM: 38mg

25. Targets headaches

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.
Nurofen Cold and Flu
99% have it
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