Product Type: Anadin Coughs, Colds & Flus
Newest Review: ... 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). ... more
I used to have a dog called Minton....
Member Name: alexandjef
Date: 21/02/12, updated on 21/02/12 (59 review reads)
Advantages: Actually works fast
Disadvantages: Slightly expensive
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)
Summary: Does as advertised - rapid pain relief
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