“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Pain Relief / Dosage Form: Capsules „
WHAT ARE THEY?
Capsules containing ibuprofen medication for pain relief.
HOW DO YOU TAKE THEM?
You take 2 capsules every 4 hours until your pain is better, you can not take more than 8 in a day so they are suitable only for when your pain will not wake you up in the night. You need to take them with water because the outside is a little bit sticky when you swallow them but it is better than some antibiotic capsules that I had to take last week and they do not get stuck in my throat.
DO THEY WORK?
I think these capsules work very well and I buy some to stock up a little bit when I shop in Tesco because I think they are more effective then the ibuprofen from Sainsburys or Asda. I use them for severe headaches, period pains and they were very effective when I hurt my wrist and it had swelled up. They work quick and I am glad for that because I have got a very busy and active life so I do not like to be in pain and slowed down.
WHAT I THINK
I think these are very much the best supermarket Ibuprofen capsules and they are the cheapest also. I like that they are so easy to swallow and I think it is because the plastic capsule dissolves quick that the medicine works quickly to stop my pain, when I handle the capsules I think the plastic is very thin and that is why I think they are fast to dissolve.
I think they work best on body pain like in the back or stomach, they are very effective when I have got period pains and my husband takes them for lower back pain also because they are the best painkillers for him. They are good for a headache but I think paracetamol are just as good for the sort of headaches that I get and so I keep these more expensive tablets for very bad pain or if I am feeling very sick with the flu because the capsules can be used for those symptoms also.
Tesco Ibuprofen Capsules cost only about £1 for 16 capsules and I think that is very cheap for how effective they are. Each capsule has got 200mg of Ibuprofen in it.
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I generally do all of my medicine shopping alongside any grocery shopping I am doing as the cheap brands generally are as good as the named brands but are far cheaper.
When buying ibuprofen, my choice is usually only between Tesco's capsules or Tesco's tablets. The price is almost identical, you get the exact same amount, you take them the same way and they have the same effect. The only difference is whether you prefer tablets or capsules. I actually do prefer these capsules however I am really not bothered about having the tablets either, I find the capsules far easier to swallow as they seem to get stuck less - I have had a few occasions with the tablets where they get stuck at the back of my throat fro a second or two and require a second drink of water before they go down. If available, I will go for the capsules for this reason but, as seems to happen all to often, if the capsules have sold out, I will pick up the tablets still.
These capsules should be taken with a drink of water and preferably with or just after food for the best effect. I have found that these are impossible to take if you do not have enough water as they seem to get stuck to the inside of your mouth - this is one advantage of the tablets, you appear to be able to take them with less water. However, what's the harm in having more water anyway? It may help you feel better by drinking more too!
The capsules come in blister packs with a foily/papery backing. This has the advantage of keeping each capsule fresh and unaffected by the use of other capsules. However, it means you must push each of them through the backing before using them. This would be no hassle usually but by pressing the capsule through, these capsules tend to collapse a little - therefore I have found that it is best to pierce the backing before pushing the capsule through and it will stay fully in tact!
Ibuprofen are anti-inflammatory pain killers and are therefore best suited for pain caused by physical trauma such as a sport injury or from things such as joint issues. I have also used ibuprofen when I have had braces tightened as it really aids in relieving toothache too. As the pain relief of ibuprofen is generally higher than that of paracetamol, this is one reason why paracetamol are more suited to headaches but ibuprofen more suited for migraines.
To find out how ibuprofen works, what the dosage of ibuprofen is best suited for each individual person and of any side effects of the drug, visit the official NHS ibuprofen page as this is trusted and always up-to-date:
Both the ibuprofen tablets and capsules seem to take effect is pretty much the same time of about 15 minutes and both provide the same pain relief. Therefore, try both and see which you prefer!
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
When I hurt my ankle whilst at work these tablets were a life saver.
They cost around £1.40 from tesco and you get 16 tablets in a pack. Adults should take 2 tablets at a time so you get 8 uses from one pack. Tescos will only let you buy a maximum of 2 packets at one time so if you end up needing more then go to your doctors.
The difference between taking paracetamol and ibruprofen is that ibruprofen works well for swellings and stopping general inflammation.
I hurt my ankle after hitting it against a metal pole. A lump came up and it was so painful, I took this tesco brand pill and about half an hour later my ankle seemed to have gone down slightly and it didnt hurt so much. I took 2 pills every 4 hours and within two days the swelling had mostly gone.
The pills come in a capsule style, I find these quite easy to swallow with a large drink of water. They are about one and a half centimeters long. One half is white and the other red.
The packaging is grey with a picture of the capsules and the Tesco brand on the top.
If you have a swelling pain then do keep a packet handy as they make everything feel so much better. Its also good to not buy a brand as it does the same job.