What is Ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen is a medication that works to reduce pain and inflammation. It belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), which are often used to treat painful swelling and inflammation as a result of soft tissue injuries, arthritic disease or degenerative arthritic conditions.
How does it work?
NSAID medications work by reducing the number of hormones that are causing pain and swelling in the body.
Is Ibuprofen suitable for me?
You should not take ibuprofen if you are pregnant or if you have ever had an allergic reaction to ibuprofen or any other NSAIDs.
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All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur. In rare cases, this product may cause local irritation to the skin that may result in:
- Digestive tract ulcer with or without perforation,
Bowel inflammation and worsening of inflammation of the colon (colitis) and digestive tract (Crohn’s disease) and complications of diverticula of the large bowel (perforation or fistula),
Microscopic bleeding from the intestine which may result in anemia,
Mouth ulcers and inflammation (ulcerative stomatitis),
Headache, sleepiness, vertigo, dizziness, fatigue, agitation, insomnia and irritability.
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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Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Ibuprofen
The recommended dose of ibuprofen per day is between 1200mg to 1800mg which should be divided into doses.
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Ibuprofen Patient Leaflet
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What is the difference between ibuprofen and paracetamol?
Ibuprofen and paracetamol are both effective medications for treating pain. Ibuprofen may be more suited for treating period pain, toothaches, migraines, back pain and strains or sprains. Paracetamol is typically used to treat mild to moderate pain caused by a headache or stomach ache.
How long does it take for ibuprofen to work?
It will typically take between 20 to 30 minutes to feel better after taking ibuprofen.
Is this medication suitable for me?
Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.
How is the medication delivered?
All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.
Who shouldn't take ibuprofen?
It is recommended that you speak to a doctor before taking this medication if you have one of the following conditions:
Talk to your doctor before taking Ibuprofen
- if you have Systemic Lupus erythematosus (SLE) or mixed connective tissue diseases,
- if you have inherited a disorder of the red blood pigment haemoglobin (porphyria),
- if you have chronic inflammatory intestinal diseases such as inflammation of the colon with ulcers (ulcerative colitis), inflammation affecting the digestive tract (Crohn’s disease) or other stomach or intestinal diseases,
- if you have disturbances in the formation of blood cells,
- if you have problems with normal blood clotting mechanism,
- if you suffer from allergies, hay fever, asthma, chronic swelling of nasal mucosa, sinuses, adenoids, or chronic obstructive disorders of the respiratory tract because the risk for developing narrowing of the airways with difficulty in breathing (bronchospasm) is greater,
- if you have liver, kidney or heart problems,
- if you have just had major surgery,
- if you are in the first six months of pregnancy,
- if you are breast-feeding,
- if you have an infection .
Can I take ibuprofen for a long time?
You should speak with your doctor before you continue to use ibuprofen for more than 10 days.
How do I order my medication?
Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to then buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.
Can I cancel or return my order?
For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.
You have the right to cancel your order for medication up to the point when your medication is dispatched.
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