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Nurofen Pain Relief 200mg Soft Capsules - Nurofen Soft Capsules come in a soft, oval shape to make them easier to swallow. The fast acting formula quickly relieves pain, reduces inflammation and lowers temperature.The active ingredient (which makes the medicine work) is Ibuprofen. It belongs to a group of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs provide relief by changing the bodys response to pain, swelling, and high temperature. Nurofen Soft Capsules are used for the relief of:
This product is for short term use only. You should take the lowest dose for the shortest time necessary to relieve your symptoms.
Adults, the elderly and children and adolescents between 12 and18 years: Take one or two capsules (200mg 400mg), up to three times a day as required. Leave at least 4 hours between doses and do not take more than 6 capsules in 24 hours. Do not give to children under 12 years.
Do not take this medicine for longer than 10 days unless your doctor tells you to. If symptoms persist or worsen, or if any new symptoms occur, consult your doctor or pharmacist. In children and adolescents between 12 and 18 years: If in children and adolescents this medicinal product is required for more than 3 days, or if symptoms worsen a doctor should be consulted.
If you have taken more of this medicine than you should, or if children have taken this medicine by accident always contact a doctor or nearest hospital to get an opinion of the risk and advice on action to be taken. The symptoms can include nausea, stomach pain, vomiting (may be blood streaked), headache, ringing in the ears, confusion and shaky eye movement. At high doses, drowsiness, chest pain, palpitations, loss of consciousness, convulsions (mainly in children), weakness and dizziness, blood in urine, cold body feeling, and breathing problems have been reported. If you forget to take this medicine Do not take a double dose, to make up for a missed dose. Simply refer to the directions above on how to take the medicine and do not take more than is advised.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If you suffer from any of the following, at any time, during your treatment STOP TAKING the medicine and seek immediate medical help: pass blood in your faeces (stools/motions) pass black tarry stools vomit any blood or dark particles that look like coffee grounds difficulty in breathing, unexplained wheezing, worsening of existing asthma other allergic type reactions (e.g. swelling of the face or throat, low blood pressure, fast heart rate) a severe skin reaction known as DRESS syndrome can occur. Symptoms of DRESS include: skin rash, fever, swelling of lymph nodes and an increase of eosinophils (a type of white blood cells). A red, scaly widespread rash with bumps under the skin and blisters mainly localised on the skin folds, trunk, and upper extremities accompanied by fever at the initiation of treatment (acute generalised exanthematous pustulosis) (frequency not known). See also section 2. STOP TAKING the medicine and tell your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects, or anything unusual happens: indigestion or heartburn abdominal pain (pains in your stomach) or other abnormal stomach symptoms. a skin rash (which may be severe, such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome), itchy skin or blisters Medicines such as this medicine may be associated with a small increased risk of heart attack (myocardial infarction) or stroke. Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any of the following side effects, they become worse or if you notice any other effects not listed. oedema (fluid retention), high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart failure headache nausea, diarrhoea, constipation, vomiting and flatulence (wind) skin peeling kidney and liver disorders blood disorders. The first signs can be fever, sore throat, mouth ulcers, flu-like symptoms, severe exhaustion, unexplained bleeding and bruising. meningitis symptoms such as fever and chills, severe headache, nausea, vomiting and stiff neck (in patients with existing auto-immune disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus). worsening of colitis or Crohns disease (inflammation of the bowel). skin becomes sensitive to light (frequency not known) If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet please tell your doctor or pharmacist Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine
What this medicine contains The active ingredient is: ibuprofen 200mg. The other ingredients are: macrogol 600, potassium hydroxide, gelatine, sorbitol (E420), purified water, Opacode WB white NS-78-18011 (titanium dioxide (E171), hypromellose, propylene glycol).
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