Nurofen Plus

Dual-Action Pain Relief Tablets for Mild to Moderate Pain

Nurofen Plus

What is Nurofen Plus?

Nurofen Plus provides relief from migraines, headaches, cold and flu symptoms, back pain, period pain, dental pain, muscular pain and rheumatic pain. Nurofen Plus tablets are easy to swallow and work at the site of the pain to provide relief from discomfort. Nurofen Plus should be used for the short-term treatment of acute, moderate pain which is not considered to be relieved by other analgesics such as paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin alone.

Nurofen Plus contains 200mg of ibuprofen which contributes to reducing inflammation. Nurofen Plus also contains 12.8mg of codeine to help reduce the feeling of pain and discomfort.

How do I take Nurofen Plus?

Nurofen Plus tablets are easy to swallow and can be taken with water.

How often can I take Nurofen Plus?

Nurofen Plus tablets should be taken at a dosage of 1-2 tablets every 4-6 hours. You should not take more than 6 Nurofen Plus tablets within a 24-hour period.

How does Nurofen Plus work in the body?

Nurofen Plus contains ibuprofen, which is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and codeine, which is an analgesic medication. The dual-action of the active ingredients found in Nurofen Plus provides optimal relief from mild to moderate pain if everyday painkillers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol have not worked to relieve pain.

How do I take Nurofen Plus safely?

Nurofen Plus should only be taken by those aged 12 or older. You should not take more than 6 Nurofen Plus tablets within a 24-hour period. You should not take Nurofen Plus if you are taking aspirin for pain relief (a dose of more than 75mg a day) or any other NSAID such as naproxen, diclofenac, or other products containing ibuprofen. Take Nurofen Plus tablets with a glass of water. Always make sure to read the Patient Information Leaflet prior to taking Nurofen Plus.

How long does it take Nurofen Plus to work?

Nurofen Plus starts to work immediately in the body, offering localised pain relief.

Can I take Nurofen Plus when pregnant?

Do not take Nurofen Plus if you are pregnant.

Can I take Nurofen Plus when breastfeeding?

Do not take Nurofen Plus while you are breastfeeding as codeine can pass into breast milk.

Can I take Nurofen Plus and drink alcohol?

Nurofen Plus should not be taken while drinking alcohol.

What are the side effects of Nurofen Plus?

Like all medications, Nurofen Plus can cause side effects. It is important to read the patient leaflet to make sure you are aware of the possible side effects of taking Nurofen Plus.

Nurofen Plus is for short-term use only. It is important not to use Nurofen Plus for more than 3 days at a time, as the codeine in Nurofen Plus may cause addiction.

 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

What is Nurofen Plus?

Nurofen Plus provides relief from migraines, headaches, cold and flu symptoms, back pain, period pain, dental pain, muscular pain and rheumatic pain. Nurofen Plus tablets are easy to swallow and work at the site of the pain to provide relief from discomfort. Nurofen Plus should be used for the short-term treatment of acute, moderate pain which is not considered to be relieved by other analgesics such as paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin alone.

Nurofen Plus contains 200mg of ibuprofen which contributes to reducing inflammation. Nurofen Plus also contains 12.8mg of codeine to help reduce the feeling of pain and discomfort.

How do I take Nurofen Plus?

Nurofen Plus tablets are easy to swallow and can be taken with water.

How often can I take Nurofen Plus?

Nurofen Plus tablets should be taken at a dosage of 1-2 tablets every 4-6 hours. You should not take more than 6 Nurofen Plus tablets within a 24-hour period.

How does Nurofen Plus work in the body?

Nurofen Plus contains ibuprofen, which is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and codeine, which is an analgesic medication. The dual-action of the active ingredients found in Nurofen Plus provides optimal relief from mild to moderate pain if everyday painkillers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol have not worked to relieve pain.

How do I take Nurofen Plus safely?

Nurofen Plus should only be taken by those aged 12 or older. You should not take more than 6 Nurofen Plus tablets within a 24-hour period. You should not take Nurofen Plus if you are taking aspirin for pain relief (a dose of more than 75mg a day) or any other NSAID such as naproxen, diclofenac, or other products containing ibuprofen. Take Nurofen Plus tablets with a glass of water. Always make sure to read the Patient Information Leaflet prior to taking Nurofen Plus.

How long does it take Nurofen Plus to work?

Nurofen Plus starts to work immediately in the body, offering localised pain relief.

Can I take Nurofen Plus when pregnant?

Do not take Nurofen Plus if you are pregnant.

Can I take Nurofen Plus when breastfeeding?

Do not take Nurofen Plus while you are breastfeeding as codeine can pass into breast milk.

Can I take Nurofen Plus and drink alcohol?

Nurofen Plus should not be taken while drinking alcohol.

What are the side effects of Nurofen Plus?

Like all medications, Nurofen Plus can cause side effects. It is important to read the patient leaflet to make sure you are aware of the possible side effects of taking Nurofen Plus.

Nurofen Plus is for short-term use only. It is important not to use Nurofen Plus for more than 3 days at a time, as the codeine in Nurofen Plus may cause addiction.

 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Written and reviewed by our qualified team

GPhC Number: 2088658

Carolina Goncalves

Authored by:

Carolina Goncalves
Superintendent
Pharmacist

GPhC Number: 2225869

Rehma Gill

Reviewed by:

Rehma Gill
Pharmacy
Manager

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Content last updated: 15 Feb 2024

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Reviewed on Feefo
"Excellent online pharmacy"

Product Review:

These seem to be the only thing that helps with all the aches & pains that come with periods.

Service Review:

Excellent online shopping experience, website is easy to navigate and kept up to date with my order every step of the way. I wouldn't hesitate to use again for any online pharmacy purchases.


Reviewed on Trustpilot
"Great service"

Product Review:

Cures pain in 30 minutes

Service Review:

Great service


Reviewed on Trustpilot
"Good quick services"

Product Review:

Good price

Service Review:

Good quick services


Reviewed on Trustpilot
"Seamless, fast, cost effective. First-rate service."

Product Review:

A great product for back and neck pain. However, I prefer to buy a pharmacy's own brand if possible as there can be a marked cost differential.

Service Review:

I had never used Pharmica before, but when I split up from my partner and could not spare time off work to go to a pharmacy (he used to do the shopping!), I thought I would give it a go. This really is a first-rate pharmacy, and I would use it again and again. I ordered on 20th February 2023, and the item was shipped on the 21st. I received it early the next day by Royal Mail Tracked 24. Updates were accurate and frequent. I also found the service itself easy to use, without any lack of clarity about whether the item would be sent or not. This is a major point when ordering from online pharmacies; policies vary so much that we can be left uncertain, wondering if we need to dash to a high-street pharmacy after all! The health questions were not onerous and the pharmacist looked at the request promptly. The order was seamless, end to end, and the prices were great too.


Reviewed on Trustpilot
"Quick delivery easy to order"

Product Review:

Really good product works really well

Service Review:

Quick delivery easy to order


Reviewed on Trustpilot
"Excellent as always"

Product Review:

Good for mild arthritis

Service Review:

Excellent as always


Reviewed on Trustpilot
"Very very good pharmacy highly…"

Product Review:

I have severe neck and back pain and these help me sleep and in the morning I also take 1 just so I can manage my pain

Service Review:

Very very good pharmacy highly recommend using these people


Reviewed on Trustpilot
"Quick and discreet service ."

Product Review:

Good product helps with my migraines.

Service Review:

Quick and discreet service .


Reviewed on Trustpilot
"Quick delivery"

Product Review:

Really helped my chronic pain

Service Review:

Quick delivery, good quality and good price


Reviewed on Trustpilot
"all good"

Product Review:

all good works well recommended

Service Review:

all good, as always


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