Product Type: Tesco medicinal products
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For pain relief
Tesco Ibruprofen Capsules
Member Name: juicy_lucy
Tesco Ibruprofen Capsules
Advantages: They work
Disadvantages: Not child proof
Tesco ibruprofen capsules
Thankfully I don't tend to suffer from headaches very often, but for when I do I always have some form of pain killer in my bag.
**What are they for?**
These are advertised as being for the relief of rheumatic and muscular pain, backache, neuralgia headache, migraine, dental pain, period pain, fever and for relief of the symptoms of colds and flu. So they seem to be pretty all encompassing...
**Product and Packaging...**
These come packaged in a box containing 16 capsules and inside the box is a leaflet with all of the instructions information and warnings. There is lots of information about when not to take the medicine and also possible side effects (I didn't realise there were so many)
The capsules themselves are contained in 2 blister packs each containing 8 of the capsules. These are easy to break open, simply requiring a small amount of pressure to release the capsules and because the capsules are coated they don't break up when being taken out of the foil packaging. When I take the capsules out, they definitely look like medicine, being red and white, and they are nice and smooth without any of the chalkiness of non coated tablets. They are kind of bullet shaped so aerodynamic to slide down the throat.
The first thing is that these are a medicine and should be taken only if you are suffering from pain. Children under 12 years old should not take the medicine- plenty of products out there for youngsters. For adults and children over the age of 12 years, 1 or 2 tablets should be taken 3 or 4 times a day which the packet states equates to no more than 6 a day. I work it out at 8, but I would be aware of the warning on the box. They should not be taken more frequently than every 4 hour hours and preferably should be taken with or after food, and with a glass of water- the water being the aid for the capsules to "go down".
I am not going to go through all of the warnings as it would be a big list. They include:
· Do not take with aspirin
· If pregnant, consult a doctor before taking the product
· Do not exceed the stated dose.
It is important for anyone taking these to read the instructions, and to talk to a doctor if symptoms worsen or new symptoms occur.
**Price and Availability...**
The capsules are available online at www.tesco.com and in Tesco stores. They cost 54p for 16 which is 3p each, so not expensive
I find that two of these capsules do get rid of my headache within about 20 minutes to half an hour, and rarely do I have to take a second dosage. They are convenient to carry in my bag and easy to take as long as I can get to some water.
For pain relief which doesn't cost the earth I would recommend these.
Thanks for reading
Summary: Pain relief