“ Brand: Anadin / Dosage Form: Capsules „
There are times when a headache is most inconvenient. Those times for me happen to be right in the middle of the working day when I'm at the office. I normally try and leave headaches to go on their own accord as I can generally sleep them off. However, when in the office and needing to concentrate I do need a little help in getting it gone. I'm not overly fussed about what headache tablet I take just as long as it gets rid of my headache and quickly.
My current packet of tablets in my desk drawer is Anadin LiquiFAST which I bought from my local Morrisons my my lunch break a few weeks ago and opted for them not only because all Anadin products were reduced but also because I do find that their products do work. I purchased Anadin LiquiFAST in the hope that they would do what they say on the packet and get rid of my head as quickly as it came.
== What are they? ==
Anadin LiquiFAST are a liquid capsule designed to provide fasting acting pain relief with 200mg ibuprofen. They offer relief from your usual problems such as headaches, back pain, cold and flu symptoms, dental and period pain. They do advise that you should taken the minimum dose possible to relieve your symptoms. There is of course warnings which come with taking them as to who should and shouldn't take them so it is sensible (and advisable) to read the packet/leaflet before you take them.
== Packaging ==
The capsules come in a shiny silver and green box featuring the product name in large, bold font together with the Anadin font logo. There is also a small image of the liquid capsules together with an image of liquid next to them - I guess to represent liquid capsules! On the back of the packaging there is information about the product such as what ailments they help, the dosage information and warnings. Each box does come with a more informative information leaflet inside. The capsules themselves come on blister packs and for a pack of 16 which I have you get 8 capsules per blister pack.
== In Use ==
The capsules are designed to be taken for anyone over the age of 12 years and of course there are dosage requirements which should be followed. Apart from the age restriction Anadin also advise that you do not take more than 6 capsules in 24 hours, therefore you should try and take as few as possible or if needed repeat the dose every 4 to 6 hours if you must take them.
The capsules themselves are easily removed from their little packet and are bright green almost like a sea green colour and they are completely transparent. Printed on the one side of the capsule is '200mg' which represents the dose of ibuprofen that these capsules have. They are rugby ball shaped and are just under 1cm in length and are completely smooth so easy to take.
I take this capsules quite easily with a glass of water. I can find some tablets quite troublesome to take but due to the size and smoothness of them they are easily swallowed within a matter of seconds making taking them trouble free for me.
Now being that they should be fast acting I was expecting them to work almost instantly which was a little silly of me I know but within about 10 minutes I found myself almost headache free, the aching around my eyes was lifting and I could finally concentrate without it hurting my head! Within 20 minutes and drinking another glass of water I was pretty much headache free.
Of course my headache although quite sore once it had gone it didn't return and I found that these capsules really managed to get to work to get rid which of course is great especially when working in the office and needing to be on good form especially with client meetings! I have also used these capsules for period pain and stomach cramps and found that they were just as effective which is a plus as it is always great to find a product which can sort stomach cramps quickly.
Overall, definitely a useful pain reliever to have in the house or in the office. Despite getting them at a reduced price I would be more than happy paying full price knowing that they actually work! 5 stars from me.
== Useful Information ==
Price: From £2.60 upwards
Availability: Supermarkets, pharmacies etc
The other morning I woke up fine, was getting on with a few jobs and all was well in the world really for once lol. Still fine I went to turn my neck to look to see who was walking past my kitchen window and screamed in pain! I have no idea what I had done and ended up at the Doctors to which I was told that I had pulled a muscle in my neck and she could feel how hard and tense it was and I was given some gel on prescription to use 3 times a day.....something I have done but to no avail since I had it given me.
Moving on a couple of days instead of it getting any better it feels worse, the pain has gone further around my neck and now I am struggling to move it at all, a fact that has really upset me and got me feeling depressed with so much to do as its Christmas and I've left everything to the last minute as per!
Whilst my mate nipped to our local chemist she got talking to the pharmacist and told her about my pain and was advised to get me these. She paid £2.49 for a box containing 16 of them (thank you Liz lol) and when she got back she presented me with them and I have been taking them since.
These come in a bright yellow box and on the front of the box we are told that they are indeed Anadin LiquFast 200mg Capsules 'Back & Muscle Pain' and that they contain Ibuprofen and of course that there are 16 liquid capsules within my box and there is a picture shown of a couple of the capsules too. On the back of the box other information listed includes being told what they can be used for, dosage advice and ingredients are given along with warnings and contact details for the manufacturer are given. Inside the box there are two white plastic trays which are backed to push the capsules out of and a leaflet giving us a bit more information on the product.
The capsules are an oval shape, dark green and transparent and look like hard jelly capsules and each one has 200 written on it in white writing. They are small and being jelly cased slide down the throat really easily.
You can take these for Backache, Rheumatic And Muscular Pain, Migraines And Headaches, Dental And Period Pains, Neuralgia, Feverishness And Cold And Flu Symptoms so of course for me I was taking these for muscular pains really.
The dosage advice is clearly stated on the box. You can take these from 12 years old and upwards and the dose advice is 1 or 2 capsules can be taken every 4-6 hours with no more than 6 capsules within a 24 hours period.
I found these easy to take, they didn't taste at all to me and I only needed a sip of drink and they didn't repeat on me or anything after taking them either. I had high hopes for them working considering that they are mainly aimed at people suffering with back and muscle pain however for me they did very little which is a shame considering I was diagnosed with a muscle problem prior to taking them. I can't say they were completely useless to be fair to them though. I did feel they worked very slightly for me and that the knot I felt in my neck had felt a little bit better but then the pain was still horrific so that didn't make a lot of difference to me on the greater scheme of things! I wanted them to work so even though not alot was achieved after me taking the first dose of them I did take another couple of doses after that thinking maybe if I take them regular they may be more effective but for my issue they haven't really worked.
I also had a headache at the beginning of getting this neck pain which again I did feel it helped but they didn't fully eradicate it either but then to be fair I never find Ibuprofen to work that well for me when it comes to headaches and migraines anyway!
I did however feel that they helped me with the back pain I suffer with on a daily basis and that wasn't something these were bought for in mind with at all. Again they are not cure for it but I certainly forgot about my bad back for an hour or too but whether that's cos I was concentrating on my neck pain for a change or what I don't know!
I sit on the fence with these to be honest and like I say I don't deem them to be useless but personally I wouldn't buy them for £2.50 a pack as my mate kindly did. I would happilybuy them for a quid or something if I spotted them in Poundland or some sort of discount store but not at full price...they just didn't do that great for me!
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As someone who suffers from headaches on a regular basis (I sometimes get them as often as three or four times a week), I probably spend more money on painkillers than most people. I tend to buy mostly Nurofen or Anadin but will sometimes use paracetamol or aspirin when I don't have anything else. Once my headaches start I know that they will get worse within half an hour with a risk of turning into full blown migraines.
About 6 months ago, I was spending the night in a lodge in the Lake District with some family when one of my headaches kicked in with a vengeance. Nobody had any painkillers, we were there for a night only so didn't think to bring anything of that sort with us. It was around 12 o'clock at night in the middle of nowhere with no chance of being able to nip to the shop and buy anything. Luckily, I always carry my daughter's Calpol with me and ended up having a few swallows of that (yuck, it is so sweet and sickly), not thinking that it will have any effect as it is at the end of the day infant paracetamol. Miraculously, after about 15 minutes the Calpol kicked in and my headache got better until it eventually disappeared. I really could not understand how this could be, ok it has worked but why so fast, until my partner pointed out that because it is liquid, it enters the bloodstream a lot quicker than in tablet form, so works faster. On my return home, I went to Boots and decided to buy the not so cheap Anadin Liquifast capsules (over £3 for a packet of 16).
I am now a convert and will not use anything else. Ok, they are slightly on the pricey side, but will take off a headache within 10 to 15 minutes tops. They also help with other pains, my partner has taken them for both toothache and backache and swears by them too! Also they are a lot nicer to swallow, do not get stuck in your throat or dissolve in your mouth before you have had a chance to swallow! So yes, if you want fast and effective pain relief try the Anadin Liquifast, they work better and a lot quicker than most other painkillers out there!
Anadin is a range of painkiller products.
Liquifast is available in 200mg and 400mg packets. Liquifast is a capsule painkiller which contains a liquid form of ibuprofen. Each capsule also contains sorbitol and potassium.
Anadin Liquifast is designed to offer pain relief for up to 8 hours. Anadin mainly aim liquifast at those suffering with back and muscle pain but these capsules are also suitable for headache, period pain, fever, toothache and pains associated with having a cold or flu.
The yellow box has various warnings which should be checked before taking these capsules. If you have certain conditions, you may need to avoid taking these capsules or consult a health professional. Liquifast is suitable for those over the age of 12.
These capsules can be taken in doses of 1-2 every 4-6hours. No more than 6 capsules should be taken in a 24hour period.
Boots stock a pack of 16 for £3.25. Supermarkets such as Asda and Tesco stock them for a similar price though Asda have them reduced to £2.00.
I am not usually one for paying out for branded painkillers and usually make do with supermarket own brands. I bought a few packets of Anadin Liquifast when my local Wilkos had them reduced to £1.00 a box.
Each box has two strips of capsules which can easily be popped out to be taken. These capsules are certainly different from regular caplets and tablets. They aren't as pleasant to take as the sugar coated Nurofen but they are easy to take. Each capsule is like a flattened oval shape and is made from firm plastic. Each capsule is filled with green liquid. They slip down nicely with a gulp of water and do not clog in my throat or dissolve before hitting my stomach.
I don't take these for minor aches and pains but do keep them for when any pain is causing me major discomfort. I mentioned in a previous review that I suffer from bad back pain. This back pain increases to an unbearable level during a certain 'time of the month' and regular painkillers don't seem to do much more than take the edge off the pain. Liquifast is also great for nasty toothache and painful headaches.
What I like about Liquifast is that they get to work a lot quicker than regular painkillers. Within 15 minutes, I start to feel less agitated with whatever pain was annoying me. Within 30 minutes, the pain is practically gone and I feel more comfortable and able to get on with housework or life in general. They perform best for back pain compared to other painkillers and seem to knock it on the head. I normally need two capsules for major or widespread pain but more often than not, one capsule suffices.
Whilst I wouldn't agree that these capsules offer 8 hours relief, they aren't far off that mark. I would say 6 hours is a more accurate time scale but I usually only need to take two doses during any 24 hour period. I experienced no side effects.
Overall I can recommend Liquifast but moderate - high pain as they seem to keep on top of the pain and offer relief. For minor aches, go for the cheaper painkillers as they are just as good. These capsules are quite expensive but the relief does last longer in my opinion and I am happy at the price I bought them for.
Thanks for reading :)
My relationship with exercise over the past year or so has been a rocky one. We occasionally threaten each other with divorce. I bring up her inability to fit around my hectic lifesytle and the fact she can't get one with two of my best buddies, beer and unhealthy snacks. She is regularly reminding me I struggle more and more with the most minor bouts of physical exuberance. From walking up the hill on the way home from work, to running the the bar just before last orders - I've started more and more to look like a man fighting for his life doing things even slightly energetic.
So, my interest to join three workmates at Norwich Sports Park this afternoon for a few games of badminton was met with laughter. Actual laughter. A big deal is made about how unhealthy I have got over the past year or two and even the idea of doing something physical (other than professional cake eating) was hillarious.
Anyway, I assured them I was good (I am) and anyway they needed a fourth person to play doubles.
Naturally due to me not being as light on my feet, or even light - about 30 seconds into the first game I was faced down on the court floor. Not being able to judge my inabilty to move quickly and my desire to move quickly resulting in a dive/fall/crash into the floor. I don't know what was hurting more, my pride or my knees (answer, my knees. I have very little pride)
I soldiered on, the who while my knees in proper pain and every know and then my 'friends' would break into little bouts of laughter.
My knees were killing me, and it looks to be bruising up a treat. On the long and limp walk home I knew I wouldn't be in for a fun night with by knee throbbing so swung into Tesco to pick up some pain killers.
Enter Anadin Liquifast Tablets.
The Tesco Metro near where I live is typical of Tesco Metro. It has a limited range and what the do have are of those in the upper price bracket. So, I was surprised to see they have Tesco branded paracetmol for just under 50p. Next to them however were these on offer at £3. Now, as I've mentioned in other reviews, I always go for cheaper brands - but today the combination of pain and feeling a bit flush meant I would take advantage of the promised 'rapid pain relief' these were advertised as offering.
I'm glad I did.
I picked up a bottle of water as well as the painkiller and had a couple outside of the shop.
After about 30 minutes, once I got home, there was a notable reduction in pain. It went from a throbbing pain just to a dull ache to finally going all together. I was impressed with how quick these worked, especially as I had a pretty hard knock on my knee and hadn't rested it at all.
After the gym I also had pretty achy legs and back (I am VERY unfit, did I mention that?) quite soon after finishing the session, - these pain killers also took care of that too.
That was about threeish today. By about 5-6 o'clock the pain started creeping back, so it didn't banish it altogether, but I wasn't expecting it too really - my knee hasn't even had time to bruise and I'm in for another couple of days of discomfort.
After the pain started to come back, I took a couple more. Before I took a couple more I checked the dosage instructions - I was OK, 1-2 tablets every 4-6 hours and no more than 6 over 24 hours. For me, the dosage seemed about right as I couldn't feel them wearing off for about 4 hours anyway.
These tablets are much different to my usual kind. Usually I opt for cheaper (value range) as I just like to have some in the house and always seem to do the trick, but as I was getting a more premium product for a more specific use I was expecting more than usual white, pressed or coated tablet. These are green, slightly squidy tablets - quite small and clearly filled with a concoction of fluids rather than a powder. They look and feel like they should have more of a punch and act faster - and they have no taste whatsoever -something that doesn't bother me but was noticeably absent.
Coupled with some rest, these tablets seem to have done what exactly what was advertised. As much as I have to recommend them as they did what I wanted, I can't shake the feeling they were expensive. At £3 on offer, (they retail at £3.75) its quite a lot for something that will not go far, with only 16 capsules in the packet.
Although I usually buy cheaper tablets, and rant and rave about how good and effective they are, but today I wanted something that I would hope would work much more quickly - and these, as they promised, did.
5 stars for effectiveness, 3 for price. So on average 4. A semi decent thumbs up.
(and I caught him eating a shuttlecock, "BADMINTON!" I shouted)
In our family we always had Anadin Liquifast Capsules in the house as the main pain killer. I never had them as child but when I got older I was allowed to take them. I remember that my father especially used them as he had a lot of problems with his headaches. It's quite funny how almost 20 years later I can see remember these moments where my father had to lie on the bed and we where not allowed to disturb him. Luckily I don't have had any migraines yet but I does run in the family.
These Anadin Liquifast Capsules aren't just for headaches or migraines but are proper overall painkillers for like backache but also muscular pain and dental pain. But they can also help in case of a feverishness, cold and flu symptoms. I normally only use them in case of backache or any other pain with my body. For headache I normally just use the normal paracetemol because you can get them cheaper. The Anadin Liquifast Capsules are 1,80 pounds where you get 16 200mg capsules or you can buy the 400mg ones (10) which are more expensive for around 4 ponds.
The capsules contain 200mg of ibuprofen, sorbitol and potassium and are green of colour. They are made of liquid and very smooth which makes it very easy to swallow and so much better than the regular paracetomol which always seem to stick at my throat. You are allowed to take 1 capsule every three hours but you can't take more then 3 a day. When the pain doesn't go away in five days you are recommended to see a doctor about the problems.
I do think they are just a life saver. I don't use them that much because I don't have that often pain in my body luckily but we always have a package in the house. They really work and normally within 30 minutes the pain is gone or almost gone. Especially with dental pain I can always feel that it's still a bit sore but way less than before. I do think they are a bit expensive so I always try paracetemol first because they are a lot cheaper.
** Anadin Liquifast Capsules **
Sometimes paracetemol is just not enough and you need a bit stronger to help you through the day. I remember that my parents where always very fond as the Anadin brand as I never really saw the big deal. Every pain killer is the same right? So why spend more? It never hurts when these ones are on sale because then I always just buy a few packages! Pound land is really good for this.
I take these sometimes for my back pain but also for my stronger headaches where the normal paracetemol doesn't seem to work. These days I can already tell when they don't work and just go for the Anadin straight away. They seem to work and it becomes quieter in my little head. Also with back pain they seem to do the trick. The package I have is the 200mg version and you get 8 liquid filled soft capsules. Each capsule contains ibuprofen Ph eur 200mg. They can be used for pain relief with backache, migraine, headache, dental pain and a few others.
The capsules are easily taken out of the package. You can take up to 1-2 every 4 to 6 hours and they should be taken with water. You are not allowed to take more than 6 each day and not longer than a period of 10 days. Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to have them.
I think it takes normally up to 25 minutes to start feeling any effect and the effect is good. With my backache I can feel a great relief and even that I don't even any pain at all. The same is with my headache and that is normally gone with 30 minutes. It's has been such a great help and I always make sure I have some in my bag just in case!
I always remember when growing up my mother used to insist on Anadin as she said it was the only pain killer that worked. As an adult I now like to try and go as natural as I can but if that doesn't work then I am not a martyr about it and I am quick to reach for the pills. I usually rely on paracetamol of which brand I am not fussy and normally just pick up the cheapest packet from wherever I am shopping at the time.
Sometimes though I find that paracetamol just doesn't do it and I like to try and have some ibuprofen in the house for these times but I am particularly bad at remembering to buy it so when I saw Anadin liquifast on sale at poundland I stocked up on a few packets.
They sat in my drawer from quite a long time as I do not really like to take them very often but one day when my back was playing up I remembered I had bought them and got them out.
The first thing I noticed was that when I opened the packet they only contained one strip instead of the more normal two which explains why poundland were able to sell them so cheap.
The capsule themselves are an oval shape and are a very dark green colour which reminded me of fairy liquid for some reason. The capsules are quite small and filled with a gel surrounded by a disposable material.
Swallowing the tablets was easy and they didn't stick in my throat like the conventional paracetamols do and I only needed a sip of water to help them go down.
Because they are made with liquid they are supposed to be absorbed by the body and so get to work faster at relieving the pain. After about 15 minutes I did notice a dulling of the ache in my back and was pleased thinking that the pain was going to disappear completely. Unfortunately it didn't and I could still feel a constant dull ache in the background. This was much better than the original back pain but probably not a lot better than normal paracetamol so I was a little disappointed because I thought that the more premium product would work better.
The next day I forgot my liquifast and went to boots to buy some more and that's where I realised that the ones I had bought at poundland were the milder ones at 200mg and you could buy a stronger version which contained 400mg. I bought these and I have to say that they were much better and pretty much eradicated my back ache for the entire day.
The 400mg were obviously more expensive at £4.08 for a pack of ten which I thought was pretty steep but they worked really well so I wasn't complaining for long.
As with most medications there is a list of contradiction so make sure to read the leaflet to ensure that they are suitable for you and if in any doubt then it's better to be safe than sorry and just not take them until you have asked your doctor.
For me personally I would only really recommend the 200mg ones for mild pain and because they are so expensive then I would probably say just take normal paracetamol instead.
I thought the 400mg ones were fantastic and really helped me with my back pain and I would definitely use them again if I had some pain that wasn't going to go away on its own.
I purchased these painkillers because I suffer from headaches and migraines alot recently. I wear contact lenses and thought it maybe due to needing my eye tested however I had my eyes tested and am still suffering. When I do get a headache it comes on quickly I get a dull ache then a full on pain where I feel my brain is bouncing around my skull its not good. I usually use co-codamol to fight the pain it works quickly but the problem is once I have taken them I want to go to sleep thats fine when I am at home but not so good when I am working, napping on the job may get me in trouble lol.
These tablets however have solved that problem for me I purchased them from my bargain shop for £1.79 for 16 200mg capsules. Thats quite a good price for the results I got.
They contain 200mg ibuprofen, sorbitol and potassium and are recommended for
-Cold and flu symptons
The boxes recommended dose
For adults and children over 12 years you can take 1-2 capsules with water every 4-6 hours and should not take more than 6 capsules in a 24 hour period.
The capsules are sealed in a plastic sachet I like this you don't have to worry about tipping them out all over the place. The sheet also fits neatly into my bag. In the sachet you find the green coloured capsule tablets which contain the liquid form of the medication. They are the size of cod liver oil tablets and I do need a glass water to swallow them as they are quite big but the casing of the liquid is shiny and goes down ok with water.
These tablets work and work quickly I use them as my headache hits and within 15 minutes I was feeling much better and within 25minutes the pain had gone and I have remained pain free for the rest of the day. The other day a headache came on at 1pm I took 2 tablets and was pain free for the rest of the day. The results are excellant with other pain killers I find that once you get over 3-4 hours I have to take more so I am really pleased with these results. I also did not feel any side effects or need to sleep.
I have also used these painkillers for mild back ache, which is a hazard of my job and I also had quick results. Very impressed with these painkillers.
5 stars recommended
Having for a number of years when younger suffered from headaches before finding out that I required glasses I regularly used to take paracetamol and now after all these years they no longer seem to offer a great deal of help so I needed to look out for some alternative which led to me trying out ibrupofen and finding this helped but is a brand name really going to make ibrupofen any better?
Anadin Liquifast capsules are able to be picked up in most chemists and supermarkets and is easily able to be spotted with its brightly coloured packaging as you can see in the above picture. The tablets themselves are 200mg Ibrupofen each and unlike normal ibrupofen that dissolves these tablets are filled with liquid ibrupofen which enables the treatment to be administered quicker so that you can get rid of your pain without the delays you experience with normal tablets.
The extra little bit of pain killing quickness really helps as it stops your aches and pains from getting worse and so I was happy to pay a couple of pounds more for the theory to see if it worked but was it worth that extra?
Well the fact that I now have these stocked up in my flat and in work just incase tells you all you need to know and it is definately something I would recommend all of you out there consider too. For me it is for headaches but I say give it a try and you maybe surprised at the results!
The majority of us follow in our parents footsteps and I of course am no exception. When I first moved out of my parents house a year ago this month I carried on using the same brands of foods etc that they did. One of the same brands I carried on using was Anadin Liquifast, my dad you see is a slight bit of a hypochondriac lol and always seemed to have a headache and he often took these, they worked apparently too even though the moaning never stopped! Damn!
When I moved, with all the stresses of money and having to fend for myself for the first time in 22 years as well as being a completely single parent to twin boys I found myself with a stress headache so popped to my local chemist to purchase a pack of Anadin Liquifast.
Anadin Liquifast comes in bright yellow and silver boxes, not easy to miss on the shelves. Anadin Liquifast 200mg capsules it says on the box with a picture of two capsules, one is pictured open though and flowing out it's insides. In the corner it says Ibuprofen Hits Pain Fast. You can either buy these in 8 capsules, 16 or 30 plus depending on where you buy them.
As with any other medication there is advice and warnings plastered over the back of the box, also provided instructions on when and how to take them. You are also given a convenient list of what Anadin Liquifast helps to relieve, this list including;
Cold and Flu Symptoms .. and more!
The capsules come in a blister pop packet so you can pop out the required number when needed without the worry of losing them etc. They are as they look on the front of the back illuminous green capsules, quite an attractive looking medication really.
I use these when suffering from mild headaches, when I can feel the first effects of a cold, after going to the dentist as I find even check up leaves me with a sore gob as well as period pain which I suffer terribly from.
I have to admit these have been brilliant for me. They really have helped ease and relieve the pains and pressures I've been feeling at the time. One minute I can really be bowled over in pain unable to forget the sensation I'm feeling and the next I am carrying on as normal without a care in the world as whatever ingredients are in these small capsules have really targeted and worked on my pain and aches.
If using for my headaches I feel less stressed and my aches have eased and soothed within minutes without me feeling the need to take anymore within a short space of time.
These have been the best for my period pains too. I can really feel my stomach aches ease within minutes until completely forgotten.
The other week I had to have two teeth taken out which as you can imagine causes quite a bit of discomfort and aches especially when your mouth comes back to life. After taking two of these capsules though I felt they lessened my aches and alleviated any pains or discomfort I was feeling.
I always keep a box of these in my cupboard for them needy moments as I really feel they work, they work well and they have speedy effects too which is a bonus!
I suffer from migraines and instead of taking regular paracetamol tablets, I tend to stick with Ibuprofen tablets and those cooling head strips you can buy (very attractive) but do help slightly. This along with going to bed in a darkened room normally helps. So when I saw a recent advert on television for Anadin Liquifast 200mg, I thought why not give them a try. The pack I purchased had 16 tablets. The pack is brightly coloured and catches your eye straight away along with the price which isn't exactly cheap at 2.99. There are cheaper alternatives but they only take the edge off, so I thought of my migraines and decided it was worth it if they worked.
Liquifast promises effective relief from Back pain, Joint or Rheumatic pain, Muscle ache and Migraines.
You can also buy these tablets in 400mg capsules but obviously you only need to take one at a time instead of the usual two but with this comes more expense. Anadin Liquifast can be found in most pharmacies and supermarkets and I even saw them in Poundland the other day. Although these packs were only for 8 capsules, this does make them a bit better value for money.
The dosage, well the back of the pack suggests that Adults, the Elderly and for children over 12 years to take up to 2 tablets. With me suffering from a migraine I decided to take two and see if they had any effect. The usual advice follows as in take the tablets with water and if your condition continues go and see your doctor.
It also advises not to take these tablets if you have ever had a stomach ulcer, perforation, or bleeding. Suffer from severe liver, kidney or heart failure and if you are in the last 3 months of pregnancy. It also says if you are asthmatic or suffer from kidney or liver problems or from Hayfever you should seek advice from your pharmacist or doctor.
If you are allergic to ibuprofen or any other ingredient of the product, aspirin or other related painkiller also avoid these tablets. Full details on the above and more are given on the leaflet which it suggests you read before taking.
Each capsule is a kind of blue/green colour and has a plastic style coating obviously to contain the liquid more efficiently. They are oval in shape so they look fairly easy to swallow. The first capsule went down very easily but I did feel the second one slightly as it went down but I have to admit I don't like taking tablets and this may have been me tensing up. You can slightly taste the plastic coating on the capsules but I have had much worse tasting paracetamols.
Did it work, I knew it would be a bit before they kicked in so thought I would just lie on my bed to try and relax. I have to say that I did notice a difference in the severity of my migraine and it did have a bit more of an effect than other tablets I have tried. To be honest though I wouldn't say that it had an amazing effect and that it didn't make me recover more quickly.
As I said earlier Poundland do have these tablets in packs of 8 but these offers only tend to be while stocks last. So while they are on offer at a pound it is a good buy.
I would have to say that for mild aches and mild period pain these tablets may do the job perfectly. When I get a powerful migraine in the future I will use the tablets that I have. Although after I run out I will probably revert back to my usual 80p Ibuprofen tablets that help to take the edge off the pain just as well. Oh and of course my trusty cooling head strips!
Pain Relief / Anadin Liquifast are used for when you need strong pain relief, the concentrated liquid power of Anadin liquid capsules hits tough pain hard / Anadin liquid-filled ibuprofen capsules are easy to swallow and are specially formulated to relieve tough pain, letting you get on with your life / For relief from: / Backache / Rheumatic pain / Migraine / Headache / Dental pain / Neuralgia / Feverishness / Cold and flu symptoms / Symptomatic pain relief or non-serious arthritic conditions.