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Brand name: Ibuprofen (Blooms The Chemist)

Ibuprofen (Blooms The Chemist) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) ibuprofen. On this page you will find out more about Ibuprofen (Blooms The Chemist), 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:
Ibuprofen (Blooms The Chemist) 200 mg film-coated tablet, 96

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What this medicine is for

For effective temporary relief of pain and discomfort associated with migraine and tension headaches, muscular aches, dental pain, aches and pains associated with colds and flu, period pain, arthritic pain. Reduces fever.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White coloured capsule shaped biconvex film coated tablet plain on both sides
Dosage Form Tablet, film coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
96 tablets: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
24 tablets: 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 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 2 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?

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