Nurofen 400mg tablets are used to reduce inflammation, reduce temperature, and relieve mild to moderate pain associated with the following conditions
- dental pain
- period pain
- muscle strain
- head colds
They should only be used for short-term management.
Each tablet contains 400mg of Ibuprofen as the active ingredient. Please see product packaging for a full list of other ingredients. Pack size is 12 tablets.
Who can use Nurofen 400mg?
Nurofen 400mg can be used by adults and children aged 12 years and older.
Take one tablet every four hours as required. Maximum dose is three tablets in 24 hours. Please consult your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen, or if you need to take the medicine for more than 3 days.
Side Effects and Cautions
Reported side effects include tummy upset such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Please see product literature for a full list of possible side effects. Do not use Nurofen 400mg if you are allergic to any ingredients; if you have cardiovascular disease including high blood pressure; diabetes; heart failure; severe kidney failure; over-active thyroid gland; history of stomach ulcer or bleeding; or closed angle glaucoma. Caution is required if you have a history of asthma or other breathing disorders.
Pregnancy or Breastfeeding
Do not use this medicine if you are in the third trimester of pregnancy. If you are in the first or second trimesters you should contact your GP or hospital doctor before use. Nurofen 400mg tablets are unlikely to affect breast fed infants.
How to Store Nurofen 400mg
Store Nurofen 400mg below 25ºC and remember to keep all medicine out of sight and reach of children. You should return any unused or date expired medicines to your pharmacist for safe destruction.
Please read the patient information leaflet before taking this medicine. Do not share medicines with another person even if their symptoms are the same as yours. It is always better to check with your pharmacist or GP first.
If you order this medicine online you may be sent a link which will enable you to provide further information by one of our pharmacists. It will allow us to check that this medicine is safe and appropriate for you to use.