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Nurofen Cold and Flu

Nurofen Cold and Flu
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Nurofen Cold and Flu review: 27 facts and highlights

Nurofen Cold and Flu
Nurofen Cold and Flu

Why is Nurofen Cold and Flu better than the average?

  • Ibuprofen
    200mgvs73.64mg
  • Shelf life
    36monthsvs31.6months
  • Consecutive days
    10vs7.75
  • Half life
    2hvs3.42h

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General info

1.maximum capsules daily

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.

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2.minimum age requirements

12years

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.

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0.08years

3.shelf life

36months

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.

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4.pills per box

24

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.

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5.Not linked to dependency
Nurofen Cold and Flu

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 available over-the-counter
Nurofen Cold and Flu

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

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Composition

1.ibuprofen

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.

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2.paracetamol

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.

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Goody's Headache Relief Shot

1000mg

3.naproxen

0mg

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

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250mg

4.Has more than one active ingredient
Nurofen Cold and Flu

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.

5.aspirin

0mg

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

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520mg

6.caffeine

0mg

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

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65mg

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Effects

1.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Nurofen Cold and Flu

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.

2.Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose
Nurofen Cold and Flu

Cerebral edema is an excess accumulation of fluid in parts of the brain.

3.Recommended for sore throats
Nurofen Cold and Flu

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.

4.Targets muscular pain
Nurofen Cold and Flu

Muscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.

5.No naproxen-associated heart risk
Nurofen Cold and Flu

Naproxen may increase your risk of heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it for an extended period of time.

6.Not linked to Reye’s syndrome
Nurofen Cold and Flu

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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