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Why Nurofen?
Why Nurofen?
  • Nurofen’s success is the result of over 30 years of research and development. We are experienced in pain relief, and we are here to help.
  • Nurofen contains ibuprofen which has anti-inflammatory properties to help relieve pain at the source by reducing inflammation
  • Nurofen does not need to be taken with food
  • No.1 ibuprofen brand in New Zealand

  • Nurofen is available in 40 countries

The story of ibuprofen starts in 1953, with a team led by a talented young pharmacist named Dr Stewart Adams. It is a story of perseverance, a passion for science, and above all, a desire to improve people’s lives.

The Nurofen Story

1953A personal mission to improve the lives of people with arthritis

In the 1950s, there was a desperate need for better medicines to manage the pain and inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis. Aspirin was the standard of care, providing some degree of pain relief and anti-inflammatory action, but also had significant gastrointestinal side effects. Dr Adams set about discovering a more potent, safer alternative.