27points

Nurofen Express Tablets 256mg

57points

Nurofen Plus

Nurofen Express Tablets 256mg
Nurofen Plus
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Nurofen Express Tablets 256mg vs Nurofen Plus

Nurofen Express Tablets 256mg
Nurofen Plus
27
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Nurofen Express Tablets 256mg
57
points
Nurofen Plus

Why is Nurofen Express Tablets 256mg better than Nurofen Plus?

  • Not linked to low blood pressure
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  • Not linked to sudden weight loss
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  • Not linked to dependency
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  • 7 more consecutive days
    ?

    10vs3

Why is Nurofen Plus better than Nurofen Express Tablets 256mg?

  • Targets toothaches
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  • 12.8mg more codeine content
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    12.8mgvs0mg
  • Has more than one active ingredient
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General info

1.maximum capsules daily

6

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.minimum age requirements

12years

12years

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
3.Is available over-the-counter
Nurofen Express Tablets 256mg
Nurofen Plus
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
4.Not linked to dependency
Nurofen Express Tablets 256mg
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.
5.Can be taken on an empty stomach
Nurofen Express Tablets 256mg
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.
6.consecutive days

10

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

200mg

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
Nurofen Express Tablets 256mg
Nurofen Plus
Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
2.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Nurofen Express Tablets 256mg
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 rheumatic pain
Nurofen Express Tablets 256mg
Nurofen Plus
Rheumatic pain is pain in the joints and connective tissues, most commonly caused by arthritis.
4.Recommended for sore throats
Nurofen Express Tablets 256mg
Nurofen Plus
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.
5.Can be used to treat cold and flu symptoms
Nurofen Express Tablets 256mg
Nurofen Plus
This medicine is recommended to alleviate the range of different symptoms associated with cold and flu.
6.Targets muscular pain
Nurofen Express Tablets 256mg
Nurofen Plus
Muscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.

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