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Please note that we do not distribute or sell Cuprofen. The content provided on this webpage is intended solely for informational and educational purposes. It should not be construed as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment recommendation. Always consult a qualified healthcare professional for personalised medical advice and treatment options.

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Cuprofen is a powerful pain relief medication suitable for treating mild to moderate pain including headaches and toothaches. Cuprofen is a maximum-strength tablet that can also be used to reduce inflammation as well as fevers.

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What is the Cuprofen?

Cuprofen tablets contain ibuprofen as the active ingredient and are good for treating and managing pain. Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug having pain-killing and anti-inflammatory properties. 

How does Cuprofen work?

Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs block the cyclo-oxygenase enzyme and are called COX inhibitors. This enzyme is involved in the production of prostaglandins which cause pain, inflammation and fever. The blockage of this enzyme will reverse all these processes. 

Is the Cuprofen suitable for me?

The Cuprofen tablets are suitable for both men and women who are 12 years or above and have the following issues;

  • Symptoms of flu, e.g., cold 
  • Headache and migraine
  • Muscular pain
  • Arthritis (joint pain)
  • Nerve pain
  • Toothache
  • Back pain
  • Fibromyalgia which is characterized by fatigue, pain and sleeping difficulties
  • Signs of inflammation, e.g., redness and swelling

For more indications, consult the patent leaflet.

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Side Effects

All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur. The common side effects are;

  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhoea
  • Indigestion
  • Vomiting 
  • Ando pain
  • Rare allergic reactions

Report any of the side effects to the doctor. 

Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.


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All orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24-Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.


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We know that many of our customers turn to us when they need personal medication, preferring to use our online service rather than shopping for the product face to face. That is why our delivery is always discreetly packaged in plain brown boxes or enveloped. You will not have to worry about any content descriptions, and the package will be for your eyes only!


The commonly used dosage guidelines for Cuprofen 400mg tablets. 

  • The dosage for adults is 400mg tablet taken thrice daily. 
  • To minimize the chances of abdominal discomfort, it is advised to take Cuprofen after a meal.

For more dosage information, read the patent leaflet.

Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice. No information listed on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment before undergoing a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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Please note the information below is intended for general knowledge, please read the patient information leaflet and/or the information provided by a healthcare professional for more specific guidance. This information should not substitute medical advice.

Can I get Cuprofen on the NHS?

Whether or not you can get Cuprofen on the NHS is dependent on your local guidelines and eligibility status. It is best to contact your local GP service if you are unsure of whether you can get Cuprofen from the NHS.

Can you get Cuprofen over the counter?

No, you can’t get Cuprofen over the counter without a prescription or consultation. Cuprofen is a regulated medication so all purchases need to have a prescription and/or suitable consultation form completed.

Can I buy Cuprofen online even if I have never taken it before?

A prescribing pharmacist will need to review your consultation form before the medication can be dispatched.

Is Cuprofen safe?

If you have been prescribed Cuprofen then it is at the discretion of the prescriber.

However, all medications can potentially have adverse effects and should be taken exactly as prescribed. If you experience any side effects when taking Cuprofen then you should contact a doctor immediately.

Are there any foods that should be avoided when taking Cuprofen?

We recommend you read the patient information leaflet for this product thoroughly before taking the treatment. This is essential to understanding any interactions that can occur and to take the medication safely.

Can I buy Cuprofen from Boots?

It is generally possible to purchase medication, including Cuprofen, from UK pharmacies like Boots. However, I recommend checking the Boots website or contacting Boots directly for the most current and accurate information. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new medication.

Can I buy Cuprofen from Superdrug?

If you would like to buy Cuprofen, you will need to check availability on the Superdrug website.

Can I buy Cuprofen from Amazon?

Amazon does not sell medication such as Cuprofen, as they are not a pharmacy service provider. Always check with Amazon to see what they sell.

How long does Cuprofen take to work?

The time it takes for a Cuprofen to work can vary greatly depending on several factors, such as the strength, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as any potential interactions with other medications or substances. Generally, the effects of Cuprofen may be noticeable within the time frame outlined by the prescribing pharmacist. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by your healthcare professional, and to consult them if you have any concerns or questions about the medication's efficacy or possible side effects.

How effective is Cuprofen?

The effectiveness of Cuprofen can vary significantly depending on various factors, such as the dosage, the condition being treated, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as the presence of any other medications or substances that might interact with it. While some medications may be highly effective for certain individuals and conditions, others might experience a lesser degree of benefit or may require adjustments to the dosage or additional treatments to achieve the desired results.

What are the risks of taking Cuprofen?

At Welzo, we are dedicated to providing our customers with accurate and comprehensive information about medications. We believe that understanding the potential risks and side effects associated with a medication is essential for making informed decisions about your health. This guide outlines some general considerations for assessing the risks of medication and includes references to the National Health Service (NHS) for further information.

  1. Read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL): Every medication comes with a Patient Information Leaflet, which provides essential details about the drug, its uses, and potential side effects. Be sure to read this leaflet carefully before starting any new medication. The Electronic medicines compendium has a list of patient leaflets. you can visit by heading to
  2. Be aware of potential side effects: All medications have the potential to cause side effects, ranging from mild and short-lived symptoms to more serious, long-lasting issues. It's important to understand the possible side effects of a medication and how to manage them. The NHS has a helpful resource on managing medication side effects, while also speaking to a healthcare professional is important in understanding any potential risks of taking Cuprofen.
  3. Interactions with other medications: Some medications may interact with others, leading to increased side effects or reduced effectiveness. Make sure to inform your healthcare professional about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking. The NHS offers a useful tool for checking potential drug interactions here.
  4. Contraindications and precautions: Certain medical conditions or factors may make it unsafe for you to take a particular medication. Before starting any new medication, inform your healthcare professional about your medical history and any current health issues. The NHS provides more information about contraindications and precautions here.
  5. Appropriate use and dosage: It's crucial to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions for taking a medication to ensure its effectiveness and minimise the risk of side effects. The NHS has a useful guide on using medicines safely here.
  6. Monitoring and follow-up: Some medications require regular monitoring or follow-up appointments with your healthcare professional to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Be sure to schedule and attend these appointments as needed.

Can I buy Cuprofen in the UK?

Yes, you can buy Cuprofen in the UK with a valid prescription and or consultation form. Cuprofen is available in the UK for purchase from local pharmacies with a valid prescription and or consultation. It is imperative that you ensure that the pharmacy you are buying the products from is licensed and registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Are Cuprofen users satisfied with the product?

We have a list of reviews from customers taking Cuprofen at the bottom of this page. For more information of the reviews of Cuprofen head over to for further details.

Can I buy Cuprofen from an online pharmacy?

This is dependent on your eligibility for the medication.

How much does Cuprofen cost?

The costs of Cuprofen are listed at the top of the page. Pricing is provided as a reference as we do not sell Cuprofen.

How many Cuprofen tablets can I use daily?

The recommended dose is 3 tablets, each at least 4 hours apart. Don't exceed the daily limit of 3 tablets unless asked by the doctor to do so.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Cuprofen?

Using both together is highly guarded as their combination has been shown to increase the risk of kidney issues causing symptoms, e.g., swelling of hands, feet, ankles, tiredness, etc.

Which is safer? Paracetamol or ibuprofen?

Both are used for similar purposes. However, their safety profiles show that paracetamol is comparatively safer than ibuprofen.

Can I combine paracetamol with Cuprofen?

There is no issue in doing so. Just take care not to exceed the daily dosage of NSAIDs, as both belong to the same group.

Which drugs should I avoid while using Cuprofen?

The following drugs should not be taken with Cuprofen;

  • Naproxen
  • Aspirin
  • Mefenamic acid
  • Diclofenac
  • Steroids
  • Hypertension drugs etc.

Consult the doctor if you are taking any other drug.

Are ibuprofen and Cuprofen same?

Yes. Both are the same. Cuprofen is the brand name for ibuprofen, although brands with the generic name are also available.

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