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Flarin: Powerful Relief for Joint Pain and Inflammation

Mohommed Essop-Adam
Reviewed by Mohommed Essop-AdamReviewed on 30.10.2023 | 3 minutes read

Flarin is a specially formulate capsule containing ibuprofen, an anti-inflammatory painkiller. It can start to work within 20 - 30 minutes. Flarin capsules are suitable for adults and children aged twelve and above.

How to take

Take one or two capsules with food up to three times a day as required, and ensure you leave at least 4 hours between doses, with a maximum of 6 capsules in 24 hours. It is important that it is taken with food, as the medication alone can cause stomach irritation.

Who is it for?

Ibuprofen is a useful tool for the relief of mild to moderate pain, such as headache and migraine pain, backache, muscular pain, rheumatic pain, dental pain, pain associated with menstruation, cold and flu symptoms, and a sore throat.

Flarin capsules are manufactured in a different way from liquid capsules. Rather than dissolving ibuprofen in liquid, ibuprofen is formulated with lipids that are absorbed differently. In fact, it is so well formulated, in joint pain, Flarin is as effective as twice the dose of standard ibuprofen.

How does it work?

Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) from the same family as aspirin and naproxen. Because of this, make sure you aren’t taking ibuprofen alongside other anti-inflammatories, as this can upset your stomach.

Ibuprofen’s anti-inflammatory effect works by blocking the body’s production of substances called "prostaglandins", which are released in response to illness or injury. Prostaglandins can cause pain and inflammation to notify the person they are unwell. By stopping prostaglandin production, they can stop the pain, inflammation, and even fever.

Ibuprofen also has a minor antiplatelet effect, which means it stops the blood from clotting. Seek the advice of a pharmacist or doctor if you are on any medications that may affect bleeding.

Are there any side effects?

As with all medications, some people are bound to get some unwanted side effects. Some of the common ones include indigestion and heartburn, as ibuprofen can irritate the lining of the stomach. This is more likely to occur if you have been taking it for more than a few days. If you are taking ibuprofen regularly or getting side effects, then you should stop and speak to your doctor about stomach protection to prevent stomach ulcers.

Should anybody avoid taking it?

Like all medications, don’t take them if you have previously had an allergic reaction to the medication. If you have severe kidney or liver problems, or if you have other medications or medical conditions that you would normally discuss with your doctor or pharmacist before starting something new. If you are asthmatic and haven’t had anti-inflammatory medications before, they can sometimes cause an acute asthma attack, so it is worth speaking to your doctor or pharmacist first.

Do not take ibuprofen if you are trying to get pregnant or are already pregnant, as there is not enough information about safety during pregnancy. If you have a known stomach ulcer or inflammatory bowel disease, you should avoid taking ibuprofen unless recommended by your doctor.

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Mohommed Essop-Adam
Reviewed by Mohommed Essop-Adam
Reviewed on 30.10.2023
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