Product Type: Tesco in Health Therapies / Treatments
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For headaches, period pains and general aches and pains
Member Name: brady58
Advantages: Quick to work and cheap to buy
I am lucky that I don't really suffer severe cramps and pains every month but like most women I get the odd day when I am on my period where I do suffer some discomfort and having a low threshold for pain especially when I am not feeling my best anyway I usually take something for it.
I used to always but Feminax express for my periods to help me when cramps and pains struck until I saw a documentary on television that showed me just how much of a waste of money they were. Basically all they are is ibuprofen which I can buy in Tesco for only 54p a pack as opposed to £4.00.
You get 16 capsules in a packet each of which contain 200mg of Ibuprofen so they work out at less than 4p a capsule which I think is really good value for money. The capsules have a gelatine coating on them and inside of this is ibuprofen powder. I really find that these gelatine coated types of capsules are the easiest to swallow and I can even dry swallow them if I have to which is something that I can't do with the hard powder pills.
These get to work pretty fast on all types of pain not just period pains. I use these for headaches, when I have a cold and for just general aches and pains. I try not to take them too often as I think that you can become reliant on pain killers when you take them at the first sign of pain but they are good for those times when I need something to help out.
I do find that I need to take at least two pills each time that I use them so in reality I find that a pack only lasts me for 8 doses so because of this I always try and stock up although you are only allowed to buy 3 packs at a time.
Ibuprofen can cause problems for people who have stomach problems so you need to be careful with taking them. Like all medicine you need to make sure that you aren't allergic to any of the ingredients and follow the usual procedures.
For the money I really can't find fault with these tablets. They contain the same ingredients as a lot of period pain medication but for a fraction of the price and they get to work fast at targeting pain and helping to ease it off. I will continue to buy these as I think they offer better value than a lot of other brands out there while containing the same amount of Ibuprofen in them.
Summary: For headaches, period pains and general aches and pains
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