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Sainsbury's ibuprofen 30pence, Nurofen £2.00, which would you choose?
Sainsbury's Ibuprofen Tablets
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Sainsbury's Ibuprofen Tablets
Advantages: work every bit as well as the branded ibuprofen tablets at a fraction of the cost
I like to always have a packet of pain killers in my handbag just in case, and I like to always keep a packet at home as well, again just in case. I used to always buy Nurofen pain killers, however I was starting to find that they were costing me an absolute fortune, my husband had been saying for ages why didn't I just buy the cheap supermarkets own brand and I'd always said no because I was convinced that they wouldn't work as well as Nurofen. He then forced the issue one night when we'd ran out of pain killers and he nipped to the supermarket for some Nurofen for me and he came back with Sainsbury's own brand ibuprofen! I took them that night as they were all that we had, and I've basically never bought Nurofen again since.
You can get the Sainbury's ibuprofen in tablet or caplet form, I always buy the tablets as they are smaller and I have a real problem swallowing pills, I have to break a paracetamol up into 4 pieces to be able to swallow it! The tablets are just 30 pence for a packet of 16 (the caplets happen to be slightly cheaper at 28 pence for a packet of 16!). I quickly checked the price of Nurofen in Sainsbury's earlier today to compare for my review and I was totally shocked, a packet of 16 tablets was £2.00. and a packet of 12 tablets was £1.30. That's a massive price difference.
I find the tablets easy to swallow as they have a kind of sugared coating and so they don't dissolve on my tongue and they slip down easily with a glass of water. I can even swallow these without water if I'm desperate and out and about somewhere without access to a drink. They actually leave a kind of a licquorice taste on my tongue if I've had to swallow them without water.
These contain 200mg of ibuprofen, which is the exact same ibuprofen dosage that Nurofen contains. I always take two tablets (I used to take 2 Nurofen as well) and I find that these are every bit as effective as Nurofen against headaches, and they work just as quickly. I tend to only really use ibuprofen for headaches as a headache is really the only 'aches and pains' kinda thing that I get. You can use them for a number of other aches and pains though, such as; migraines, headaches, backache, period pain, dental pain, neuralgia, rheumatic pain, muscular pain, cold and flu symptoms, feverishness etc.
The dosage instructions are on the packet, but are briefly; adults and children over 12 years swallow 1 or 2 tablets with water, up to three times a day as required, leave at least 4 hours between doses, do not exceed 6 tablets in 24 hours, do not give to children under 12 years.
I do always take 2 tablets as I find that sometimes 1 isn't effective enough, whereas 2 always is. I very rarely have to take a second dosage within 24 hours for a headache.
As I said earlier I've never bought Nurofen again since trying these as they basically do the exact same job, just as well, at a fraction of the price. In my opinion there is absolutely no need to pay for branded ibuprofen tablets as these cheaper ones work perfectly.
Summary: work every bit as well as the branded ibuprofen tablets at a fraction of the cost