Product Type: Sainsbury's in Health Therapies / Treatments
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Sainsbury's Ibuprofen Review: Cheap, Easy To Swallow And Guess What? They Work!
Sainsbury's Ibuprofen Tablets
Member Name: OWiseYoungOwl
Sainsbury's Ibuprofen Tablets
Advantages: Takes Pain Away, Nice Packaging, Excellent Price, Braille On Front
Disadvantages: Not Good For Severe Pain
The last couple of days I have come out in a terrible cold. Today on my weekly shopping trip to Sainsbury's I picked up my favourite pain relief - Sainsbury's Ibuprofen. I buy these weekly, not because I am addicted but because I get bad migraines and this is the only half decent pain relief out there. Nothing will get rid of a migraine, but the idea is to reduce it's intensity to at least be able to cope with it and Sainsbury's Ibuprofen certainly do that. So, because I trust them, I picked up a pack today and hope they will take away some of the aches and pains of this terrible cold, which I am sure they will.
The reason why I first started buying Sainsbury's Ibuprofen was because of the price. It costs £0.30 per packet for 16 tabelts of 200mg. This equals just 2p per tablet there abouts, and this is so much cheaper than Nurofen or any of the other "famous" brands, which simply put do not work - for me anyway.
They come in a small, visible box which is handy when you have pain to be able to see them quickly. Alot of pain killers these days come in great big boxes which quite frankly is silly. The instructions are very clear on the back of the back, and there is also a leaflet inside the box as well, which if you are taking for the first time you should read. It is amazing the amount of medications that can interfere with Ibuprofen! For ease of use for the blind there is also Braille on the front of the box as well.
Sainsbury's Ibuprofen is in my opinion a good painkiller and would be a good start for headaches, period pain, dental pain, aches, etc although of course the results are not going to be spectacular for £0.30 a box! For best results you can alternate with paracetamol, as they work together to give better pain relief.... apparently.
From reading the back of the box, these are not going to be good for people who have a stomach ulcer or who have ever had one, and this includes bleeding in the stomach as well. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients on the packet ( do check before you buy!) then please don't buy. People who are taking other NSAID painkillers or daily Aspirin medication shouldn't be taking Ibuprofen. If you are pregnant you should speak to a doctor first, and if you have heart, liver, kidney, or bowel problems you also should speak to your doctor first.
Phew.. that was a lot to get out! As for my experience. I really cannot rate them highly enough. I would never buy Nurofen, never. I think they are overpriced and make too much money, when in fact their product does not work. Sainsbury's Ibuprofen on the other hand does, it may not be morphine standard but then you do not expect that, you just want a little relief and for 30p you really cannot go wrong.
Summary: Well worth 30p per box!