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Nurofen FAQs

When should I take a Nurofen painkiller?

You can take it as soon as the pain starts.

Should I eat directly before or after taking Nurofen?

Nurofen doesn't have to be taken with food.

Is it alright to use Nurofen if I'm asthmatic?

If you ever experienced an allergic reaction like a rash or runny or blocked nose after using a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug like ibuprofen or aspirin, do not take Nurofen medications. If you have never used NSAID drugs before, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Nurofen. While there is a very small minority of people who have serious side effects from Nurofen, you should still rule out your chances by consulting a healthcare specialist.

I'm allergic to aspirin; but is it alright for me to take Nurofen?

Because both aspirin and Nurofen contain ibuprofen, if you have allergic reactions to aspirin we advise you to not take Nurofen.

Is it safe to take Nurofen if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

Because there is insufficient evidence at present to guarantee the safety of pregnant and breastfeeding women who use Nurofen, we suggest that you avoid taking drugs from this range if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Is it safe to use Nurofen if I have a stomach ulcer?

If you've ever had stomach bleeding or perforation of the stomach or bowel, do not take Nurofen.

Which Nurofen 200mg pain relieving tablets can I take without having to go to the doctor?

If you're familiar with the symptoms of headaches, cold and flu pains, dental pain, back pain, period pain, migraines, muscular, or rheumatic pain you can use Nurofen 200 mg tablets. However, if the pain is severe or goes on for longer than usual you should see your doctor.

Is it safe to take Nurofen with other prescribed medications?

Always consult your pharmacist or healthcare expert before taking Nurofen with other medications or supplements as it may have negative side effects.

Is it safe for children to take cold and flu medications, and how does Nurofen affect children?

Medications from Nurofen for children are specially designed to relieve pain and fever. These medications are analgesic based. Nurofen has also not been included in recent discussions about the risk of children taking cold and flu medications.