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works on people of all ages...

lots of possible side effects

Ibuprofen I first discovered this when I was a little fourteen year old having really bad period pains, (as all women can sympathize and all men can groan here) and my ever-loving mum use to say have a hot water bottle and a paracetmol and you’ll be fine!! Well GRRR to that, I don’t do pain –...

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“Brufen is not a smartie”

published 17/05/2001

Safe, cheap, effective

Side effects, newer generation drugs now available...

As an orthopaedic surgeon I predominantly prescribe two forms of drugs. The non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) e.g Brufen / Aspirin and antibiotics. Ibuprofen has been available over the counter now for several years and is marketed under different brand names ranging from the generic...

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Excellent

“My weapon of choice”

published 01/10/2002

Pain relief, reduces fever, cheap, may be given to...

Tastes bitter, may cause feelings of drowsiness

Right, I've torn myself away from my research just long enough to write this opinion. Please excuse me if I start wittering on in academic language (if this happens then I apologise in advance) but I have spent longer than I care to think about on reading texts by authors who seem oblivious to...

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Excellent

“Allie's Agony”

published 22/07/2002

Fast acting pain relief

Only cures the symptoms of pain, not the cause

What do you do when you are in pain? The most excruciating, awful, unbearable pain? I know what I do. I reach for the Ibuprofen. A lot of people don’t like to put drugs into their bodies. But there are times when pain relief is necessary and you have to self medicate. Sometimes, you might...

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Excellent

Easy to take, cheap and it works!

Care must be taken if you suffer from asthma or st...

I am a clumsy person at the best of times but yesterday I excelled myself! I had already twisted my ankle slightly a couple of weeks ago and thought that it was OK now, but I was wrong. Suddenly it gave way beneath me and I fell heavily twisting my ankle as I fell and landing with my whole weight...

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Excellent

Gives effective and fast relief from pain -inexpen...

Buying it from your local Chemists will give you a...

In this beautiful ‘Rip-Off Britain’ of ours, I think I’ve just discovered one of the biggest ‘rip-offs’ of them all. In fact it’s enough to give anyone a raging headache and what better than to bring you almost instant relief than a couple of Ibuprofen tablets ? Well, just suppose, your temples...

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Super

Helpful for period pains, fever, joint pains. CAN ...

beware if you have Asthma and stomach problems.

Yes, that’s right folks, you read it here first from someone in the know. Ibuprofen can damage your health or in my case give me even more medical problems. As some of you may know, I have 2 rare and serious diseases. One of which is called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (read my previous op on...

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Excellent

“Phew! What a relief!”

published 23/12/2005

Gets rid of the pain

Not very cheap

On 17th December I was up at the crack of dawn - 6am to be precise. You see, my brother was getting married that day. My day was planned. My partner was going to drop me round my sister's place at 8am for her to drive me to Essex where the wedding was taking place. At 7am I came running into the...

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Excellent

“Pain Relief On The Cheap!”

published 22/11/2005

Effective, Excellent Value For Money

Can be Quite Harsh On The Stomach

Those of you who have read my other reviews will probably recall that last month I managed to break my wrist which resulted in surgery and a plate being put into my wrist. Well the operation went well and the pot is now off but the operation left me with a little bit of nerve damage and I am now...

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Super

Cheap and effective

Possible side-effects

Why shell out for Nurofen when you can buy the generic, Ibuprofen, for a fraction of the price and it does the job just as well? The price of Nurofen is inflated by it being a brand name in fancy packaging. Buy a shop’s own brand, in basic packaging, and you get the same medication with the...

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“Cheap Alternative To Nurofen”

published 28/02/2009

Cheap and effective

If you are allergic to aspirin these may have simi...

There is little difference between this cheap brand of ibuprofen and other more expensive brands. Galpharm is a brand which is found as a cheaper alternative in shops like Wilkinson's and Cut price chemist type shops. The low price doesn't mean low quality. Nurofen (which is much more expensive)...

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Excellent

Does a good job if used properly

Contra-indiacted in some patients, upsets tummy

Ibuprofen will be known by its much more famous brand name (one of them anyway) NUROFEN. I'll try and give a review of the generic product as such rather than be biased toward a specific brand. Ibuprofen is a substance than belongs to the family of 'non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs' NSAIDs...

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Not for me

Stops pain

Can kill you, give you stomach ulcers, strip off t...

This morning i was very inspired to write this op, why? well i'll go onto that a little later, why don't we just have a chat about what exactly ibuprofen is? Ibuprofen is primarily a pain reliever or know as a nsaid (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), it is great for reducing swelling, i.e...

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Super

“No more Lead and Water”

published 14/08/2005

Kills the pain in most circumstances

As with any drug only use when needed

I don't take many medicines unless I feel I really need them. I'm not against the use of them I just feel that a lot of people use things particularly drugs i.e. painkillers too often and hence there effectiveness is affected. My painkiller of choice had always been paracetamol until this little...

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Excellent

“Drug of Choice”

published 26/07/2002

Newly discovered painkiller of the gods

none really.

I love these little sugar-covered tablets. Love them. During my first couple of terms at uni I was a bit ill and relied on paracetemol (unspellable word) to get me to/through lectures. Fine, and to stop the pain from hangovers and too much cinema. But one horrible day, I ran out and borrowed some...

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