Nurofen containing ibuprofen offers an option for a wide range of pain occasions, including headache.
Nurofen Express Liquid Capsules provide more effective headache relief than standard paracetamol,[iii]* helping people to get on with their day, so they can get on with the important things in life.
As many as 8 out of 10 people have occasional tension-type headacheii with 49% of people reporting an incidence of headache over a 12 month period, and around 20% of people suffer migraines, according to a survey.[iv] New research from OnePoll, funded by Nurofen, has highlighted that social commitments, entertaining and online shopping are among the leading causes of headache in the pre-holiday season.i
A lack of sleep is also a key trigger for a headache and migraine to start, as well as dehydration and a noisy environment[v] – all things that can be difficult to avoid in the busyness of the festive season.
No matter when headache hits, the new findings indicate that some people are unsure how to best treat them, or choose not to, and therefore potentially suffer unnecessarily.i Many people do as little as possible to treat their pain with almost half (47%) simply taking a ‘wait and see’ approach to a headache or choosing to ignore it in the hope it gets better.i When they do treat a headache, up to three quarters of people are not completely satisfied with how quickly pain relief kicks in or how long it lasts for.i
In addition, the survey revealed that headaches not only impact the sufferer in regard to pain but also have an impact on their sex life (50%), mood (79%) and even their ability to do activities they enjoy, such as playing with their children(71%).
Fin Mc Caul Managing Director of Prestwich Pharmacy and Fellow of Royal Pharmaceutical Society, comments: “Headache can have a considerable impact and I see a spike in the number of people suffering over the festive period. Often by the time people come to the pharmacy, it’s when they are really suffering. It is important to understand your pain and to know that you can address it early rather than just seeing if it will go away or not. There are a range of pain relief options available that can reduce headache, so you can get back to your day. If you are unsure, seek advice from your pharmacist to help you find a good option.”
Nurofen is committed to educating people to understand more about pain, and how to manage it effectively. Over-the-counter pain medication such as Nurofen has a vital role to play in helping people manage headache pain. With the help of a pharmacist, consumers can confidently and effectively treat their headache pain.
Nurofen Express Liquid Caps are suitable for headache and start to get to work fast so that people can get on with their day, and back to the important things in life.[vi] Nurofen Express Liquid caps provide faster, more effective headache relief than standard paracetamol.iii*
*With a 400mg dose vs 1,000mg standard paracetamol.
Fin Mc Caul does not endorse any specific brands.
About Nurofen Express Liquid Caps
Nurofen can be used first-line for headache. Nurofen Express Liquid Caps provide faster, more effective headache relief than standard paracetamol3*
Even a mild headache can have an impact on your lifestyle, so treat it early.
Nurofen liquid capsules get absorbed two times faster than standard ibuprofen[vii]for effective relief from headaches.
Nurofen Express 200mg Liquid Capsules contain ibuprofen and are indicated for the symptomatic relief of rheumatic or muscular pain, backache, neuralgia, migraine, headache, dental pain, dysmenorrhoea, feverishness colds and influenza symptoms. Information about this product, including adverse reactions, precautions, contra-indications, and method of use can be found at: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/5635/smpc. Product licence holder and address: Reckitt Benckiser UK Ltd, SL1 4AQ. Supply classification (GSL)
About Nurofen Express 400mg Liquid Capsules
Nurofen Express Liquid Caps provides faster, more effective headache relief than standard paracetamol. i
Nurofen Express Capsules provide a 400mg dose of ibuprofen in a single filled capsule. These extra strength capsules are rapidly absorbed and help to provide fast and effective relief from pain.
Nurofen Extra Strength 400 mg Liquid Capsules contain ibuprofen and are indicated for symptomatic relief of non-serious arthritic conditions, rheumatic or muscular pain, backache, neuralgia, migraine, headaches, dental pain, dysmenorrhoea, feverishness, colds and influenza. Information about this product, including adverse reactions, precautions, contra-indications, and method of use can be found at: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/5632/smpc. Product licence holder and address: Reckitt Benckiser UK Ltd, SL1 4AQ. Supply classification (P)
A survey, funded by Nurofen, was carried out by market research company OnePoll in October 2018. It was fielded among 2,000 people over the age of 18 in the UK (including 1,627 who experienced body and headache pain).
[ii] Self Care Forum. Headache Fact Sheet. Available at http://www.selfcareforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/6-Headache.pdf Last accessed 11.09.18
[vi] Nurofen Express 200mg Liquid Capsules SmPC. Available from:https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/5635/smpc. Last accessed: 23.11.18