Product Type: Asda in Health Therapies / Treatments
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Ibuprofen That Won't Add To Your Pain
Member Name: xxBeccaxx
Advantages: Work well, easy to swallow, sugar coated, cheap.
Disadvantages: Nothing at all.
I like to keep a packet of both paracetamol and ibuprofen in the house at all times. I don't use them often as even when I do have something wrong I don't tend to turn to medication but my wisdom teeth have been playing up something awful recently and I've had to resort to pain killers frequently in the last week.
I refuse to spend a fortune on specialised medications because over the times I have had and used them they have done no different to the much cheaper brands such as this Asda one. At just 54p for 16 200mg caplets they're a bargain and by looking at the ingredients on both these and a box of higher cost they are almost identical so I figure why not save some pennies where you can.
The tables come in a blistered pack that has foil on the underside to protect them and they are then encased in a cardboard box. The box is as any paracetamol or ibuprofen one is giving you directions for use, contact information, safety information and the like. I tend to throw the box away and just keep the blistered pack as across the foil it tells you what they are and with limited space I need all the help I can get. I've found no adverse affects to keeping them out the box and placed inside the medicine tub which holds various bits and pieces and then stored in the cupboard. Before use I check the use by date but it's always so far into the future I never need to throw away pills before they aren't suitable for use.
I take 2 at a time and you can if need be take them every 4 hours up to a maximum of 12 tablets in any 24 hour period. I've never had to use that amount, I generally tend to take 2 and that's it but there have been a couple of occasions I've had to retake them but never more than twice in a day however this is not down to be miraculously cured more just that I forget to take them or I just con't be bothered so put up with the pain.
The caplets are extremely easy to pop out of the foil and they look almost like white M&M's they are round and have a rounder centre but they are also small, not tiny but they are smaller than paracetamol making them much easier to swallow and with the sugar coating they taste much better should they not go down first time unlike paracetamol that has an vile taste putting me off taking them at all however with these I don't have that problem. I use them with a drink as I couldn't do it dry with any sort of tablet but should you wish to do so I havve no doubt they would go down without a fight.
After taking them the efforts are largely seen after perhaps an hour, maybe it's just this wisdom tooth causing the problem but as I've been taking them this week it has taken me around an hour to notice the pain is a dull ache rather than a full force throbbing like it had been although not long after ingesting these the pain subsides somewhat at least taking the edge off. I have also used them for headaches and found that popping 2 before taking a long nap has resulted in me waking and having the headache almost gone which I was happy about, I don't deal with headaches (or toothache for that matter) very well.
Overall I think these are excellent value and I'd urge anyone still buying branded names to at least try these as I'm sure they won't disappoint.
Summary: An excellent brand to replace the costly alternatives.