Advantages Work reasonably well
Disadvantages Not very long lasting, doesn't help with all joint pain
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I have a vile cold at the moment, I'm still on day one so am hoping it stays as a cold but have a sinking feeling that this is going to develop into flu as I've started feeling so rough so quickly. The first thing I noticed when I realised I was becoming ill was that my joints started to ache - and I mean EVERY joint; knees, elbows, ankles, hips and even my finger joints are aching like buggers tonight. I've taken Paracetamol as I'm burning up, and these Anadin Joint Pain tablets which were left over from when Mark damaged his knee at work.
They contain 200mg of Ibuprofen and are small reddish brown tablets, you're advised to take two every four hours to relieve and keep on top of joint pain. I like to live dangerously (and feel bloody awful) so took four at 10am, then continued with the recommended two tablets every few hours. The tablets themselves are lightly sugar coated for ease of swallowing, something that is helped by the fact that they are much smaller than other painkiller tablets I'm taking at the moment.
They're quite effective - not amazingly so, an opinion that Mark backed up when he said they barely touched the pain in his knee, but did rid me of the awful nagging pain that was so present in (seemingly) every joint in my body. The effects aren't particularly long lasting; I'd say varying degrees of pain relief is provided to the different pains I was experiencing, with the aching in my shoulders not being helped at all but the pain all but evaporating from my legs and fingers. When relief is given it only lasts for two hours, so I'd suggest taking something non-Ibuprofen based mid-way between doses of Anadin to ensure you're as free from pain as possible, for as long as possible.
I had no side effects from these Anadin Joint Pain tablets, although there are (as ever) certain groups of people who they may not be suitable for. Pregnant women need to seek medical advice before taking them (especially those within the last trimester), and obviously if you have an allergy to Ibuprofen or any of the ingredients in the tablets you should steer clear. Also, if you suffer from various ailments (kidney disease, asthma etc..) you should seek medical advice before taking them - although if you have any of these serious conditions I'm sure you know what is and isn't suitable for you!
I'm undecided whether to recommend these or not. I know my usual Nurofen Express Liquid Capsules would have been far more effective and I'd have taken those if I'd had any in the house - these Anadin tablets did make me feel better and did help with the aches and pains in my joints, but to be honest it's 10pm now and these pains have come back with a vengeance so I'm not sure how well they're going to get me through the night until I get run to Boots in the morning for a stock of Nurofen!
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Contains IBUPROFEN.HITS TOUGH PAIN.For JOINT PAIN and STIFFNESS.LASTS UP TO 8 HOURS.FOR RELIEF FROM:Joint pain.Muscular pain.Backache.Neuralgia...
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