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Brand name: Nurofen

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

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Nurofen 200 mg sugar coated tablet, 4

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What this medicine is for

The temporary relief of pain (and discomfort) associated with headache, migraine headache, tension headache, sinus pain, dental procedures, backache, muscular aches and pains, period pain and rheumatic pain where inflammation is present and the aches and pains associated with colds and flu. Reduces fever. The termporary relief of pain associated with arthritis.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance A white to off-white, biconvex, sugar coated tablet printed with black identifying logo on one face

Images are the copyright of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Dosage Form Tablet, sugar coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
48: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
72: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
96: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
12: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
2: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
24: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
4: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
4 (samples): Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
6: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
6 (samples): Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
8: 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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