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Brand name: Proven

Proven is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) ibuprofen. On this page you will find out more about Proven, 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?

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Proven 100 mg/5 mL oral liquid suspension, 60 mL

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What this medicine is for

The temporary relief of pain (and discomfort) associated with headache, toothache, dental procedures, backache, muscular aches and pains, period pain, sore throat, tennis elbow, teething earaches, immunisation, and aches and pains associated with colds and flu. Reduces fever.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Orange coloured suspension.
Dosage Form Suspension
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
100mL: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
200mL: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
60mL: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
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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