Ibuprofen 400mg Tablets
Ibuprofen 400mg Tablets help to relieve mild to moderate pain including rheumatic and muscular pain, sprains and strains, backache, migraine, headache, toothache, period pains, feverishness and symptoms of colds and flu.
Ibuprofen 400mg Tablets can be used for rapid relief from headaches, migraines, toothaches, neuralgia (nerve pains) and menstrual pains. They can also reduce fevers and discomforts associated with colds and the flu. Ibuprofen belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s). NSAIDs work is by inhibiting an enzyme (a chemical that causes other chemical reactions to occur) called cyclooxygenase (sometimes referred to as COX). This enzyme is crucial for the production of chemicals called prostaglandins, which are substances that have a few different roles, one of which is to cause inflammation. So by stopping the enzyme, fewer prostaglandins are produced leading to less inflammation and pain.
Does your medication give me the same effect as the branded version?
Absolutely; when a pharmaceutical company develops a drug it is given unique rights to sell it for a number of years. Once that ends, any company can make it, providing they meet the regulations. Therefore, over the counter drugs have identical medical properties regardless of brand, packaging and advertising.
The key is the ‘active' ingredient - the chemical that actually treats the symptom. Protections and quality control apply equally to all branded and non-branded products. The non-branded product must meet the same quality standards as the branded version. Packaging may vary, but the items are identical and the results will be the same.
Dr. Chris Steele GP, the resident Doctor on ITV1's This Morning agrees:
“The key is the active ingredient. Look on the brand you know, note the active ingredient and then check it's the same one at the same dose as the generic brand."
Directions for taking Ibuprofen 400mg Tablets:
- Adults and elderly should take 1 tablet every 4-6 hours after food to a maximum of 3 tablets in any 24 hour period.
- Should not be given to children under 12 years.
- The tablets should be swallowed with a drink of water or milk.
Caution before taking Ibuprofen 400mg Tablets:
- Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking ibuprofen, especially if you are allergic to ibuprofen or aspirin.
- Do not take if you are allergic to, or taking another pain killer, suffer from asthma, may be pregnant or receiving regular medical treatment.
- Do not take if you have a stomach ulcer or other stomach disorders.
Each Ibuprofen 400mg Tablets contains:
Ibuprofen 400mg, sodium starch glycollate, croscarmellose sodium, sucrose, E171, E127 and E211
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