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Nurofen Express Period Pain Capsules

Mohommed Essop-Adam
Reviewed by Mohommed Essop-AdamReviewed on 30.10.2023 | 3 minutes read
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Nurofen express period pain capsules contain 200mg of ibuprofen, an anti-inflammatory painkiller. Ibuprofen helps relieve period pain and associated symptoms, including cramps, muscular pain, backache, headache and migraine pain. If you are not sure if you are experiencing period pains, have a read through this article about it.

It is suitable for children, adolescents and adults over the age of 12 years. It must be taken with food as the medication alone can cause stomach irritation.

Doctor’s advice

Who is it for

Nurofen express period pain (ibuprofen) is a useful tool for relieving mild to moderate pain, such as:

If you are between 12 and 18 years old and require treatment for longer than three days, or if symptoms worsen, you should speak to your doctor. If you are over 18 and have been using this product for longer than ten days. We advise you to talk to your doctor

How does it work?

Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) from the same family as aspirin and naproxen. Because of this, ensure you aren't taking ibuprofen alongside other anti-inflammatories, which 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. They can reduce pain, inflammation, and even fever by stopping prostaglandin production. 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 your pharmacist or doctor if you are on any medications that may affect bleeding.

Are there any side effects?

Some people are bound to get unwanted side effects, as with any medication. Some of the common ones include indigestion and heartburn, as ibuprofen can irritate the lining of the stomach, especially when taken 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 it

Like all medications, don't take them if you have previously had an allergic reaction to the medication or if you have any medical conditions that you would typically discuss with your doctor or pharmacist before starting something new.

If you are asthmatic and haven't had anti-inflammatories, they can sometimes cause an acute asthma attack. 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.

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