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Nurofen Plus Tablets

Nurofen Plus Tablets (32 tablets )

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Nurofen Plus offers powerful, double-action pain relief for those challenging times when aspirin, paracetamol or ibuprofen is not quite enough to get on top of your pain. 

Nurofen Plus can be bought online, here, at The Independent Pharmacy. There is no need for a prescription. All you need to do is complete our short health questionnaire so we can ensure Nurofen Plus is the best medicine to suit you.

Nurofen Plus Information

  • Age: 12 years +

    Maximum per order: 1

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What is Nurofen Plus?

Nurofen Plus is a painkiller that contains both ibuprofen and codeine to offer fast acting relief from mild to moderate pain when simple pain relievers such as aspirin, paracetamol or ibuprofen alone is not sufficient.

Nurofen Plus is suitable for use in children and adults over the age of 12 years to get on top of pain caused by headaches, period pain, toothache and much more. 

These tablets can be used for up to 3 days. If after 3 days you can not manage your pain without the use of Nurofen Plus you should speak to a pharmacist or doctor for further advice.

 

What is Nurofen Plus used for?

Nurofen Plus combines both ibuprofen and codeine to provide pain relief as well as reducing inflammation and fevers in children and adults over 12 years old. 

Nurofen Plus can be used to treat mild to moderate pain caused by the following:

  • Migraine and headaches
  • Nerve pain 
  • Period pain
  • Toothache 
  • Back pain
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Muscular pain

 

How does Nurofen Plus work?

Because Nurofen Plus contains both ibuprofen and codeine it works in separate ways to combat pain. 

Ibuprofen on its own is a pain killer and is a medication known as an Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID). Pain and inflammation are caused by the body producing a chemical called prostaglandin as a result of infection or injury. NSAIDs work by blocking the production of prostaglandins, which reduces the pain sensation and any associated swelling. 

Codeine belongs to a group of medicines called opioid analgesics which works directly on the central nervous system to block pain signals reaching the brain.

 

How long does Nurofen Plus take to work?

You should start to notice the pain relieving effects of Nurofen Plus within 30 to 60 minutes of taking the tablets. The effects should continue to provide you with comfort for between 4-6 hours.

 

How much codeine is in Nurofen Plus?

Each Nurofen Plus tablet contains 12.8mg of codeine and 200mg of ibuprofen. 

 

Nurofen Plus for next day delivery

At The Independent Pharmacy we strive to provide a service that is accessible and entirely focused towards our customers. We therefore provide a choice of multiple delivery options, including next day delivery, that are designed to work around you.

You will be able to select the delivery option that works for you when you check out. If you would like more information about what we offer, please see our Delivery Information page.

 

Nurofen Plus and alcohol

It is not recommended to drink alcohol at the same time as taking Nurofen Plus, this is because it significantly increases your chances of being affected by side effects, most commonly making people feel more drowsy. 

 

Can you take Nurofen Plus with paracetamol?

Nurofen Plus can be taken at the same time as paracetamol to give extra relief from pain. It is advisable to stagger the doses of Nurofen Plus and Paracetamol to ease pain more consistently throughout the day.

 

Nurofen Plus and other medicines

You should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice before using Nurofen Plus if you are recently taken or are currently taking any prescribed or non prescribed medication. A full list of medications that may interact with Nurofen Plus can be found in the Patient Information Leaflet.

Please be aware that Nurofen Plus contains both ibuprofen and codeine. You should not take any other medicines that also contain these ingredients at the same time as Nurofen Plus as this may result in an accidental overdose.

 

Nurofen Plus withdrawal

Nurofen Plus contains codeine which can cause addiction. It is therefore recommended that you do not take this medication for more than 3 consecutive days. 

If you stop taking Nurofen Plus and this you may be addicted or are suffering with withdrawal symptoms you should speak to a doctor for advice as soon as possible. 

Possible signs of withdrawal include:

  • Irritability and anxiety
  • Difficulties sleeping
  • Watery eyes and a runny nose
  • Sweating
  • Feeling achy 
  • Increased heartbeat

 

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Nurofen Plus dosage

Before taking Nurofen Plus ensure that you have read and understood the full information provided in the Patient Information Leaflet on how to take Nurofen Plus. 

Nurofen Plus is for oral use only and should only be used by children and adults over the age of 12 years. 

Children and adults over 12 years old: Take 1-2 tablets up to three times a day leaving at least 4 hours between doses. Do not take more than 6 tablets in 24 hours. 

Nurofen Plus should only be taken for a maximum of 3 consecutive days. If you are continuing to have problems managing your pain after 3 days you need to speak to a pharmacist or doctor for advice.

 

Nurofen Plus and Food

You should always take Nurofen Plus tablets with food or a drink of milk as ibuprofen can cause indigestion or stomach pain when taken on an empty stomach.

Nurofen Plus side effects

As with other medication, Nurofen Plus can cause some people to experience unwanted side effects. Please ensure that you have read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly for full details of reported side effects. 

Side effects are uncommon when taking Nurofen Plus, but possible side effects include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Constipation or diarrhoea 
  • Feeling or being sick 
  • Indigestion or stomach pain

If you experience severe side effects or an allergic reaction as a result of taking Nurofen Plus you should get help from your nearest emergency department straight away. 

If you are concerned about any side effects or your condition does not improve after stopping Nurofen Plus you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice. 

Nurofen Plus ingredients

The active ingredients contained in Nurofen Plus tablets is/are:

Ibuprofen, Codeine Phosphate.

Nurofen Plus tablets also contain the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Microcrystalline Cellulose, Sodium Starch Glycollate, Starch Pregelatinised, Hypromellose, Opaspray White M-1-17111 B and Talc.

Always read the Patient Information Leaflet before use.

Nurofen Plus warnings

Before taking Nurofen Plus please take the time to read and understand the warnings and precautions detailed in the Patient Information Leaflet

You should not take Nurofen Plus if any of the following apply to you:

  • You have had two or more episodes of a stomach ulcer, perforation or bleeding
  • You have breathing difficulties 
  • You suffer from problems with your liver, kidneys or heart
  • You suffer from chronic constipation
  • You know that you metabolise codeine into morphine quickly 

You should speak to a doctor or pharmacist before taking Nurofen Plus if any of the following apply to you:

  • You have recently taken or are currently taking any other prescribed or non-prescribed medication
  • You have low or high blood pressure 
  • You have high cholesterol
  • You suffer from a gastrointestinal disease, Lupus or have a thyroid disorder
  • You have recently suffered from a head injury

 

Nurofen Plus and addiction

Nurofen Plus contains codeine which can cause addiction if taken continuously for more than 3 days. If you think you may be addicted to Nurofen Plus or suffer from withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking Nurofen Plus you need to speak to a pharmacist or doctor for support and advice.

 

What if I take too much Nurofen Plus?

Taking over the recommended dose of Nurofen Plus is classed as an overdose and you should always contact a doctor or go to your nearest emergency department as soon as possible for advice.

Symptoms of taking too much Nurofen Plus may include:

  • Nausea or vomiting 
  • Stomach pain 
  • Headache 
  • Ringing in the ears 
  • confusion and drowsiness

 

Nurofen Plus and pregnancy

You should not take Nurofen Plus if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are struggling with mild to moderate pain at this time you should speak to a pharmacist or doctor for advice.

Nurofen Plus may also temporarily impair fertility in women but is reversible when you stop taking it. It is rare for Nurofen Plus to stop you from getting pregnant if only used occasionally but if you are trying to get pregnant you should tell your doctor before taking Nurofen Plus.

 

Nurofen Plus and driving

The codeine contained in Nurofen Plus can cause you to feel drowsy. You should therefore not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how this medicine affects you.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does Nurofen Plus contain?

    Nurofen Plus tablets contain ibuprofen 200mg and codeine 12.8mg per tablet. Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory pain killer, that when combined with codeine, can offer significant pain relief for conditions such as headache & migraine, dental pain, rheumatic & muscular pain, period pain, and neuralgia.

  • How do I take Nurofen Plus?

    In adults and children 12 years and over, the dose of Nurofen Plus is 1 or 2 tablets every 4 – 6 hours. You should not take more than 6 tablets in a 24-hour period.

  • Can I take other painkillers with Nurofen Plus?

    You can combine Nurofen Plus with paracetamol and some topical pain relief such as Deep Heat or CuraHeat patches. Nurofen Plus should not be taken with any other products containing ibuprofen, aspirin or codeine.

  • Why does the box say I can only take Nurofen Plus for 3 days?

    Nurofen plus contains codeine, which is potentially addictive if misused. It is therefore advised that you do not take Nurofen Plus for more than 3 consecutive days. If you feel like you need to take Nurofen Plus for more than 3 consecutive days because you are suffering with pain that is not getting better, you should consult your GP to discuss effective long-term pain relief.

     

  • Why can I only buy one box of Nurofen Plus online?

    Nurofen Plus is a painkiller that contains codeine. For that reason, to ensure the safety of our patients and the legal operating of our pharmacy, we only supply one box of any codeine containing treatment at one time.

  • Will I get addicted to Nurofen Plus if I take it?

    Nurofen Plus tablets are not addictive if they are taken according to the manufacturers instructions. If they are used occasionally for short-term episodes of pain that last for no more than 3 days and the maximum dose is not exceeded, there is no need to worry.

    Nurofen Plus can become addictive if incorrectly used for long periods. If you are concerned about addiction to Nurofen Plus or codeine, you should talk to your GP in confidence.

  • Should I take Nurofen Plus with food?

    Yes, Nurofen Plus contains ibuprofen, which can irritate the stomach lining if it is taken on an empty stomach. Taking it with or after food, or a glass of milk, will help to protect the stomach and reduce gastric irritation as a side effect.

  • Will Nurofen Plus affect my asthma?

    Some people with asthma find that ibuprofen is a trigger to bring on symptoms. If you have previously taken ibuprofen with no adverse effects it is likely taking Nurofen Plus tablets will not be a problem. If you have never taken ibuprofen or you are unsure whether it triggers your asthma you should check with your GP. Always ensure your blue reliever inhaler is at hand in case of emergency.

  • I have stomach problems, should I take Nurofen Plus?

    If you have previously had stomach problems including stomach ulcers, perforation or bleeding, you should consult your GP before taking Nurofen Plus. For those that suffer with indigestion, reflux or heartburn, ensure that you take Nurofen Plus with or after food. If it makes your symptoms worse, consult your GP or pharmacist.

  • Are Nurofen Plus tablets available for next day delivery?

    Yes, we understand that if you are in pain you want to get your treatment as soon as possible. If ordered before 4pm, Nurofen Plus tablets are available for next day delivery.

  • Is it safe to buy Nurofen Plus online?

    Yes, as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy it is perfectly safe to buy Nurofen Plus online. The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine Nurofen Plus tablets through our Online Pharmacy.

  • How do I buy Nurofen Plus online?

    It simple! Just select 'Buy' above, you will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire in the checkout so we can ensure it is safe for us to supply your Nurofen Plus to you. It all takes less than 2 minutes and Nurofen Plus can be delivered to your door.

  • What are the advantages of buying Nurofen Plus online?

    There are many advantages to buying Nurofen Plus tablets online, some include:

    • It's quick & easy - there is no need to spend time at the doctor or pharmacy.
    • Fast delivery - sometimes when you are in pain we understand you can't get around as easily. We offer fast delivery to your door with Royal Mail.
    • Great prices - we are able to offer very competitive prices.
    • Tons of information - we provide all the information you could need on Nurofen Plus tablets and other painkillers, in easy to digest formats, at a time to suit you.

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Dr Donald Grant

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Published on: 29-05-2019

Last modified on: 04-11-2020


Dr Don Grant is a GP with over 30 years experience and is the Clinical Advisor at The Independent Pharmacy

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Andy Boysan

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Reviewed on: 04-11-2020

Next review date: 04-11-2022


Andy is a co-founder, the superintendent pharmacist and director at The Independent Pharmacy.


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