Some more of your questions about Nurofen answered
We hope you’ve found the answers to many of your questions about Nurofen. If you have further questions, please see some of the frequently asked questions below, or speak to your pharmacist or doctor.
What types of pain can I take Nurofen for without seeing my doctor?
You can take Nurofen to help you relieve the pain associated with a wide range of ailments including headaches, cold and flu pains, dental pain, period pain, back pain, muscular and rheumatic pain, and migraines.
Can I take Nurofen if I’m taking prescribed medicine(s)?
Always consult your pharmacist or your doctor before taking Nurofen at the same time as other medicines.
When should I take a pain-reliever?
Take a pain-reliever as soon as you feel the onset of pain.
Do I have to eat before taking Nurofen?
Nurofen can be taken on an empty stomach with fluid or after food.
Who can tell me what type of pain-reliever I should take for my pain?
Your local pharmacist will be able to help you. However, if you’re in severe pain, your pain gets worse, or it goes on for longer than three days, please speak to your doctor.
- Always read the label
- Never take more than the recommended dose
- Never take more than one medicine containing NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
- Always check with your doctor or pharmacist if you’re unsure about taking Nurofen.
- Do not use if you have a stomach ulcer.
Do not use if you have a stomach ulcer.
Always read the label. Use only as directed. Incorrect use could be harmful.
If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
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