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Nurofen have recently been shouted out as a brand of pain killer that does nothing more than the generic supermarket ibuprofen tablets. I agree they are no better at fighting pain but they work significantly faster and the pain relief will last for longer, for that reason I recommend Nurofen for more moderate to severe pain but 32p ibuprofen will suffice for a mild headache or muscle pain.
The dosage is 2 tablets every four hours with food, the food is needed to line your stomach otherwise you risk internal bleeding. Each tablet contains the usual 200mg ibuprofen so you may not take other ibuprofen products, including pain relief gels as the medication will seep through your pores and you risk overdose.
Nurofen tablets are small and round so very easy to swallow even for someone like me who isn't good at getting tablets down.
They target pain within a few minutes and can completely remove some types of pain, while lessening the bite of stronger pains. The relief can last for the full four hours and sometimes you will not need to take the next dose as soon as it's due. Do not be tempted to take too many because serious gastric side effects can happen.
I have used Nurofen for headaches, dental pain, muscle strains and injuries and all other moderate pains that I feel sure paracetamol alone won't help.
The cost price of £2.19 per box is high but if you are in pain it's worth the extra pounds to deal with your pain as quickly and effectively as possible.
I do not normally purchase the branded types of painkillers but wandering around the Metro Centre th other week, these were the only ones I was able to find. They cost me £1.99 for 16 tablets and that is a lot of money when you compare it to the shop’s own brands. These come foil wrapped and the packaging looks expensive as it is sliver in the background with red writing and it is fairly distinctive in terms of catching the eye, I feel.
My head was throbbing at the time and I quickly took tow of these, as directed, with a few mouthfuls of water. The tablets are round in shape and coated so that they are very easy to swallow and they do not get jammed in the back of the throat as I often find happens with uncoated paracetamol tablets.
I have to say, however, that I was very impressed at how quickly these tablets worked on tackling my headache. My headaches can be really quite severe and yet only two of these meant that I was headache free for the rest of that afternoon. They are not suitable for children under the age of twelve years, by the way.
I have since used them for back pain and tooth ache and every time I have used them they have got to the root of the pain quickly and effectively and I do recommend them though I wish they were not so expensive as they do contain the same active ingredients as shop's own brands.
I have recently been suffering with a horrible cold that I just could not seem to shift. I usually buy cheap brand pain relief tablets including paracetamol and ibuprofen. However in desperation I decided to buy a well known brand of pain relief- Nurofen Ibuprofen tablets. I paid £1.99 in Boots for a pack of 16 200 mg tablets.So are they any better than the cheaper alternatives?
Nurofen Ibuprofen tablets come packaged in a small cardboard box . Inside the tablets are individually enclosed in a bubble pack. The information leaflet enclosed recommends these tablets for all kinds of mild to moderate pain including headache, migraine, back pain, dental pain, period pain, muscle pain and for the relief of colds and flu symptoms. They are not recommended for children under 12 and it is advisable to read the contra indications before you take these .
The recommended dose is 1 to 2 tablets every 4 hours with a maximum dose of 6 tablets in a 24 hour period. The tablets are small and round with a sugar coating. I find these tablets really easy to swallow with little water.Like the cheaper brands these tablets do give good relief.
Overall apart from the attractive packaging and the fact these tablets are easier to swallow than some of the non coated ,cheaper alternatives; I do not think they deliver any better pain relief.For that reason I will stick with the cheaper brands from now on!
I suffer with constant terrible headaches almost on a daily basis, sometimes they can get unbearable and I have struggled in the past trying to find suitable medication for pain relief. I have to say I've tried almost every pain killer in the book and have to say Nurofen is the only tablet that has had any kind of effect on me. I struggle with tablets and trying to get them down.. even with a glass of water, but when I tried Nurofen tablets I had absolutely no problem washing them down as there very small round tablets and have a soft over coating which makes them far easier to swallow than normal powdered or capsule tablets. Another good thing about these tablets are they have a almost sugar like coating over the top layer which eliminates any nasty tastes when putting them into your mouth like other tablets, literally everything you hate about tablets is completely eliminated when it comes to Nurofen.. no nasty taste, easy to swallow down, and quick to kick in to action and start the pain relief. It usually takes about 10-15 minutes for them to kick in and I'm feeling much better.. with other tablets that take over 30 minutes to kick in and don't give as much relief. Only fault I must add is the price for a box of these tablets is almost ridiculously high compared to parasetomal and co-codamol which are around 20-90p for a packet, but they are effective so cannot complain! God send..
I usually buy unbranded pain killers, I take a look at the active ingredient - in this case simply 200mg ibuprofen per tablet, and if an unbranded equivalent is available cheaper then I'll go for it. In this case, an unbranded equivalent can literally cost a fifth of these tablets - around 50p for 16 versus around £2.
I was given a pack of these Nurofen by my mum when I asked her for some on a recent visit, she said I could take them with me as she can't take them at the moment. On that occasion I'd had a sickly headache most of the day, and taking my normal pain killers hadn't done the trick - I'd taken 2 x 2doses by this point. After taking two of these, I realised within about 15 minutes that my headache had gone.
The tablets themselves come in blister strips inside the box, which you push through easily to pop the tablets out. They are very small coated white tablets, like fat smarties, and they are incredibly easy to take with a small swallow of water.
In comparing these to my normal non-branded ibuprofen, I have to say that taking them since, I have perceived the same speed of relief from pain, and I'm careful to use the word perceived there - I haven't done any timed experiments, and it may just be that my expectations are greater because of the brand - difficult to say. That said, I won't be regularly buying these on the basis of a perception, I still can't justify the extra cost for essentially the same product.
I suffer from occasional back spasms and I had a recent bout - and these Nurofen were no miracle cure, but they did undoubtedly bring some relief. A good thing about Ibuprofen is that it is safe to take these alongside other medicines which do not contain the ingredient, so in conjunction with my preferred extra power pain killers these did work extremely well. Being anti-inflammatories I find them to be helpful when I have a cold, relieving all my cold symptoms.
I carry a lot of pain killers, my illnesses make me in pain a lot of the time and often I need something quick to help take the edge off the pain when I am out, so I carry a pack of these in my handbag.
Inside the cardboard packing the tablets are in a white plastic strip with a silver foil backing, it's very easy to remove them, you simply press on the required tablet on the white side and it will pop gently out of the foil side.
The tablets are very easy to take as they are a small sized sugar coated tablet, this helps them go down easily and taste nice for people who have issues getting tablets down.
These tablets are ibuprofen based so can be a little harsh on a stomach, they are also really designed to take when you require a pain killer that has anti inflammatory properties and is best to take if you need to help swelling.
I am not sure why but these also really help much better than paracetamol on period pains.
Nurofen can be taken with paracetamol or aspirin but can not be taken in conjunction other ibuprofen.
You can take 1-2 of these tablets up to 3 times a day leaving 4 hours between doses. Not suitable for children under 12 years of age.
These come in 3 sized packs 12, 24 and 48. Prices vary staring around £1.99 for the small pack and around £5.50 for the larger. Nurofen is sold in pretty much all pharmacies and supermarkets.
These are really effective tablets and I have no problem recommending them, my only issues with them really is they can be harsh on an empty or already upset stomach. On the other hand they work fast and can help really effectively with swelling.
I have decided to give them 4 out of 5 only really loosing them a point for the cost, Nurofen are actually just a branded ibuprofen and this can be bought at a fraction of the cost. They do advertise the brand to be faster acting and more effective but they contain the same base ingredients so there should be no difference. I personally feel that this is just marketing hype to make us choose brand over generic.
As a woman my monthly visit often entails a lot of pain and somedays, almost nothing will touch it. This is where Neurofen comes in.
As this is an ibuprofen based product it can be taken in conjuction with paracetamol or cocdamol. This makes it perfect for bad period pains or toothache. This is also a great anti inflammatory. The tablets also have a nice sweet coating and are small making them easy to swallow and not too unpleasant to have in the mouth. The packs also fit perfectly in my handbag!
I also find these work faster than cheaper alternatives, but as discovered by a number of studies this could just be the 'placebo affect'. We think it is better because it costs more, so therefore it is better.
People on a budget do need to consider the cost implications,however. A packets of Superdrug's own brand ibuprofen sells for around 40p whereas a packet of these costs around five times that, and they both do a very similar job. There has been studies on a number of branded pain relief products and supermarket and chemist's own brands, and they have found the compounds of such tables to be very similar.
I am not on a budget and will continue to buy them going forward, I will also continue buying their targeted products as I do enjoy them.
These can be bought from most supermarkets, shops such as Boots or Superdrug. There are often deals on them, so it is worth always shopping around. I have seen them being sold between £2-£4 so pick wisely.
I suffer with headaches, not pleasant but as time had gone by I've learned to control my pain without always reaching for the painkillers. Sometimes however I need something 'medical' and I've learned to recognise when a particularly nasty headache is going to develop and for those times I keep a box of Nurofen in the medicine cabinet.
Nurofen have been going for years and the reason for this is the fact that the tablets work quickly and the painkilling aspect lasts for noticeably longer than generic ibuprofen tablets. The recommended dose is two tablets taken every four hours, with no more than eight to be taken in a 24 hour period. Personally the four hour period is fine for the kind of headaches I get as I find the relief provided from popping two Nurofen lasts longer than this anyway, a guesstimate (on a 'normal' headache day) is that two Nurofen will keep me completely headache free for a good four hours but even for an hour or so after that the pain is greatly reduced to a level I can easily manage without necessarily having to take more pills.
Nurofen tablets are small so ridiculously easy to swallow, even my partner who usually makes a big face-pulling deal about taking tablets can swallow them easily and with no complaints about them being stuck in his throat - which in itself is reasonably impressive considering he's such a brat when he's ill...
I've never encountered any side effects from taking Nurofen and have had nothing but positive experiences with them. It's worth mentioning that you should eat before taking them due to the fact that ibuprofen can cause stomach upsets if taken on an empty stomach, there is also the risk of internal bleeding if you were to take them without food so do remember to have something to 'line' your stomach with even if it's just half a slice of toast or a biscuit.
I know you can buy non-branded ibuprofen for a quarter of the price of Nurofen but personally I feel these work so much quicker and the effects last for so much longer than I don't feel that I want to scrimp on a couple of quid really - Nurofen work on all sorts of aches and pains and the relief is much quicker than generic so I'd rather pay more and be able to get back to my daily (pain free) business.
I usually don't spend a lot of money on tablets and pain killers because I just don't see the point. I tend to buy supermarket own brand versions and have never had any problems with them. I ended up buying these Neurofen tablets because I was at a petrol station and in need of pain relief and this is all that they had.
The ones i got come in a pack of 16 and I think they cost just less than three pounds although I think you can get them in supermarkets for just less than two pounds. Either way it is pretty expensive I think, especially when you can get the supermarket equivalent for around the thirty pence mark and certainly no more than fifty pence.
The company are a well respected one who have been making pain relief tablets for many years. They claim that their standard Neurofen tablets are proven to treat pain quickly and efficiently and I would agree with that. They are effective and they stopped my headache within about twenty minutes of taking them, which I thought was quite good. They aren't too big either, so they are easy to take. These ones don't have a sugar coating, but the caplet version of the same product does I think.
So they are good, I agree with that. My main issue though is the price because they are no better, in my opinion, than their much cheaper, non branded counter parts. I just don't understand how they can justify charging up to ten times the amount.
WHAT IS IT?
Neurofen tablets are pain killers that work on a lot of different pains aches and illnesses. The tablets I take are small round ones and they have got 200mg ibuprofen in them.
WHAT I USE THEM FOR
I take Nurofen tablets if I have got a headache and if my back is aching also because I stand up for all of the day when I am working. I have taken them when I have a cold or for sickness like throat infections when I am in pain or have a fever.
ARE THEY EASY TO SWALLOW?
I think Nurofen are very easy to swallow and I need only to take a small glass of water with them. They do not leave a taste in my mouth and have a coating that makes them easy to swallow with out getting stuck in my throat. The small size helps me to swallow them also.
DO THEY WORK?
I have taken Nurofen for many years and they have worked always for me. I like how fast they work on most pains but I wish the tablets would work faster when I take them for menstrual pain because that is a very slow action.
When I take Nurofen I take 2 tablets and have a space of at least 4 hours in between. The relief from pain lasts for a long time and in that way these tablets are alot better than cheap ibuprofen tablets, every pain is different but I think I usually am free from pain for at least the 4 hour gap and sometimes I do not have to take more tablets even after the 4 hours have passed.
Nurofen are expensive and cost nearly £2 for 12 tablets and that is expensive comparing to the supermarket ibuprofen that are 40p only. I think Nurofen work alot better and for a longer time also and I need that because I am a very busy person and do not want to have to rest because I am sick or in pain.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
Nurofen is a band name for the product ibuprofen. They have been cleaver in theiir masrketing campaign as many people do think that nurofen is actually the name of the product rather than the brand.
When you buy nurofen over an own brand ibuprofen product you are paying a lot more for exactly the same product. So, I think it is really a waste of money. Tesco sell their own brand ibuprofen for about 25p whereas you can pay around £2;50 for nurofen. This is a massive mark up you are paying just for paackaging and an effective masrketing campaign.
Nurofen and ibuprofen tablets are sugar coated as they can be harsh on your stomach. As a result if you have a sensitive stomach it is advisable to take them around a meal time. 2 tablets can be taken by adults up to every 4 hours.
I find ibuprofen really effective when I take them. I generally taste them when hungover, or when I get my monthly pains, and when my neck and shoulders are sore. Ibuprofen asbd nurofen are particularly effective on muscular aches and pains, much more so that's paracetamol. I also find that nurofen works quite quickly in comparison to paracetamol and other painkillers.
Because nurofen is harsh on stomachs it is not advisable to take this if you suffer from stomach ulcers. I am sure you are a also not supposed to take this if you suffer from aesthma. Of course always read the leaflet before taking any medication.
I will continue to take ibuprofen products but I will stick with own brand products because I don't see why you would pay extra for nurofen.
I'm of the opinion that if something has a brand name, and is charging three, four or even five times the price of similar products with no brand name, then it had better have some pretty neat tricks up its sleeve. In best case scenario, it would be performing three, four or five times better than its non-branded rivals.
Unfortunately, this is most definitely not the case with these Nurofen tablets.
Nurofen is simply a brand name for a type of ibuprofen tablet. The ones I purchased was a pack of 16 for £2.25 - although I was in a petrol station, where there's not much to choose from and the prices are pretty hefty. At the moment in Boots these cost £1.95. In comparison, a brand I buy quite often is Galpharm Ibuprofen, which is 35p for 16 tablets. Both brands contain 200mg of ibuprofen in each tablet, so there's no difference in the active ingredient.
The tablets are sugar coated, which makes them smooth and easy to swallow. They are clearly labelled Nurofen, which is handy in preventing any kind of pill based mishap, of course. There's no unpleasant taste when swallowing: I don't let them linger in my mouth too long, but if there is any flavour then it's a sweet one.
I've taken these for various things including toothache, stomach cramps and headache. In each case they usually take around 30 to 40 minutes to kick in, which is fairly average for any ibuprofen tablet. When it comes to how long they last, today I took two tablets at 9am and I needed to take some more at 3pm as I could feel the pain again. That was with toothache though and I've found with headache or period pain that for me two tablets is enough, and the pain is usually gone anyway by the time the tablets' effects have worn off. These are also pretty decent at easing cold and flu symptoms - I'm sure I'm not the only one who's had the vicious cold that seems to have been going round for the last couple of months!
Overall I just don't think these are worth the money. Like a lot of people I feel like I always want to have some tablets on hand. I do try to fight things off naturally when I can (for example, I would take them for a mild headache just before bed, I'd try to sleep it off) but if pain is keeping me awake or stopping me form doing my job properly then I like a helping hand. These do the job perfectly well, but they don't do it any better than other brands at a fraction of the price. I know it's only natural that some brands will charge more but this really annoyed me because I felt they were actively trying to mislead me into thinking they would be better. If it had been their double strength range or a fast-acting formula then fair enough, charge more for those benefits. But these are just bog standard pills in fancy packaging. For this reason I'm docking 2 stars; the whole thing smacks of greed to me. Go for the cheapest you can find: my extensive research on the subject over the last ten years suggests they'll be every bit as good as the Nurofen.
Obviously I have no kind of medical training or anything, so I'll just say make sure you read the leaflet thoroughly before using them. I've never had any side effects using them, but there is always a small risk.
Recommended if: paying over the odds gives you some sort of placebo healing effect; you really like pretty packaging; you've tried the brand before and it genuinely works better than other brands for your problem.
Not recommended if: paying over the odds makes you feel worse; you just want an emergency packet of pills in your handbag.
Last year I had a prolapsed spinal lumbar disk which I needed surgery for after being on ridiculous amounts of prescribed pain killers for about 6 months. Once the operation was done, I was told by my surgeon that I should carry on taking the prescribed pain killers (Tramadol, Voltarol, Morphine....all manner of things) for at least another six weeks until I was well on my way towards healing. However, having been on these pills for so long - and suffering the awful side effects - I decided to come off them. However, I decided to start taking Nurofen regularly because I was aware that
Ibuprofen, which is the active ingredient in Nurofen, was an analgesic and also an anti-inflammatory.
The packet I bought had 24 tablets in it that were foil wrapped. They cost me £3.69 from Lloyds Pharmacy and were very readily accessible without prescription. Each tablet contained 200mg of Ibuprofen and so it is recommended that the adult dose is 2 tablets no more than every six hours.
The tablets are quite thin and narrow, measuring 1.5cm x 0.5cm. They have an enteric coating which is made of sugar and so they actually taste quite pleasant. I found their size and pleasant taste makes them easy to swallow, even for someone like me that really struggles with taking pills.
I found the pain relieving effect of them to be fairly effective. The maximum pain relieving quality probably kicked in after about 30 minutes and lasted for about 4 hours. By the end of the 4 hours the effects were starting to wear off. I got around this by also taking paracetamol (1g) about 4 hours after the dose of Nurofen, which is perfectly safe as they are in a different family of drugs. I found that the Nurofen and the Paracetamol worked very well together. I would say that using the Nurofen and Paracetamol together made my pain go from a 7/10 to a 3/10 - which made the pain level manageable.
I had no ill effects from taking the Nurofen, unlike the other pain killers I'd been taking previously! There is an information leaflet inside the packet to tell you about potential side effects and contraindications.
So I've established that Nurofen are easy to get hold of, their easy to take, they're effective and I didn't have any ill effects from taking them. So why won't I use Nurofen anymore??
Well, Nurofen is a brand name. The active ingredient within them is Ibuprofen and its that part which is the medication. Ibuprofen is manufactured from a standard chemical formulation - and as such, if you buy any Ibuprofen 200mg tablets you will be getting the same medication for a fraction of the cost. For example, I recently bought a chemist own brand of 20 tablets for just 39p! Thats a saving of about 13p per tablet. The size and shape of the tablets may vary slightly, but the effect will be the same. So, it really isn't worth buying a brand product when the non-brand product really is just as good.
Overall, Nurofen works. It's effective, easy to take and accessible - but there is no reason to pay the extra money for the Nurofen name.
Lately I have been suffering with toothache, this is a pain which I just cant stand, I am like a bear with a sore head which my hubby and kids will definately vouch for lol, although I am in the process of getting work done to my teeth, I couldn't get an appointment with my dentist straight away, I have to wait for another three days, which I dont think I could manage to do without the help of some decent painkillers.
Where to purchase
The problem that is causing the pain is that I need a filling, I have a tempory tooth repair kit, so I used that which helped the pain a great deal although there was still some pain there, so I went to Tesco and I came across Nurofen Express painkillers, having used Nurofen before I knew that they relieved pain quite quickly, so at an expensive price of £3.53 I purchased a packet.
The tablets come in a silver cardboard box, inside there are two strips of tablets, each strip holding eight painkillers which are 200mg each, the tablets are a bright red color and to be honest I found them quite hard to swallow, so lots of water needed when taking these tablets, also inside the box the instruction leaflet can be found, it is advisable to read this before taking the tablets.
The box holds the usual warnings, not suitable for children under twelve, do not take if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, dont take more than six tablets in 24 hours and keep out of the reach of children.
What these painkillers are suitable for
Nurofen is suitable for several types of pain, which are as follows:
headaches, period pain, dental pain, migraines backache, muscular pain, rheumatic pain, neuralgia, cold and flu symptoms and feverishness.
I have found these painkillers to be a godsend, they have really eased the pain and I would recommend them to anyone who has a toothache or any other pain for that matter.
Thanks for reading
Since I was around 13, I have once a month got terrible stomach pains, headache, and generally feeling rubbish and just not wanting to do anything...for the obvious reason! I had always used Paracetamol to rid me of these pains, but it never really worked all that well, it would relieve the headache but the rest of the pain would remain making it very uncomfortable to do anything.
But one day when I was in school, my friend gave me two of these as I had none of my own with me and I was in pain, and I was surpised that round 15 minutes later my stomach was feeling much much better, and I could get on with the rest of my day. For months I paid £3 for a small pack of Nurofen which wouldn't last all that long when you have them in your school blazer pocket and are constantly giving them out to friends with headaches, stomach ache, back ache whatever else they might have!! So the price was something which put me off the pills, but I thought they were the only thing to rid me of my period pains so I kept giving the money. Until one day I decided enough was enough, I was fed up of paying a stupid amount of money for 8-16 pills, and so decided to buy 32p Ibuporphen, not really expecting too much but wanting to try them anyway. A couple of weeks later the pains came around and I took two of the ibuporphen, and low and behold, the pains went. Turns out it was nothing to do with the name brand Nurophen, but the Ibuporphen within the pills which was easing the pain.
Nurophen is a brand name pain relief which contains analgestic ibuporphen, there are many different types of Nurofen, these are: Nurofen Plus, Nurofen Zavance, Nurofen Forte, Nurofen Cold & Flu, Nurofen for Children, and Nurofen Tension Headache, all of these contain the same Ibuporphen whilst some contain other active ingredients alongside (i.e. the cold and flu contains non-sedating decongestant pseudoephedrine.
Nurophen is for pain relief such as: headache, period pain, toothache, aches and pains, and arthritic pain. And each pack contains around 12 pills for £2.50 depending on where you buy it from.
If your a big "fan" of nurophen, I really do recommend you try Ibuporphen whcih is 32p for 16 pills from the likes of Asda and Tesco. For me they worked in the same way as Nurophen and did the trick of relieving my pain!
Nurophen is a great pain relief, and it does work in the way its supposed to work, but the price is what puts me off!!!!!!!!!!!
Nurofen rapidly relieves pain, reduces inflammation and lowers temperature / Fast and effective in the relief of headaches, dental pain, period pain, migraine, backache, rheumatic pain, muscular pain, neuralgia, cold and flu symptoms, and feverishness.