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Brand name: Nurofen Period Pain

Nurofen Period Pain is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) ibuprofen. On this page you will find out more about Nurofen Period Pain, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: ibuprofen

Over 65 years of age?

If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.

Information for medicine and pack size:
Nurofen Period Pain 200 mg film-coated tablet, 12

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

The temporary relief of pain and/or inflammation associated with headache (including migraine and tension headache), dental pain, period pain, arthritis, aches and pains associated with the common cold or flu, backache, sinus pain, muscular and rheumatic pain. Reduces fever.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White to off white, film coated caplet with an identifying logo printed in black.

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Dosage Form Tablet, film coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
10: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
12: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
20: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
24: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
4: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
6: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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