What are Cuprofen Maximum Strength Tablets?
Cuprofen Maximum Strength tablets are an exceptional pain relief medication that not only alleviates pain but also reduces swelling and high temperatures. Each tablet contains 400mg of the active ingredient, providing maximum potency in a single dose. Designed for those who prefer a hassle-free experience, these tablets are easy to swallow. Whether you’re dealing with pain, inflammation, or symptoms of a cold and flu, Cuprofen tablets are the perfect remedy for you.
What is the difference between Cuprofen and ibuprofen?
Cuprofen is a maximum-strength form of ibuprofen, so no other medicine containing ibuprofen should be taken together with Cuprofen.
Cuprofen should not be taken with other anti-inflammatory pain relievers, such as naproxen, diclofenac, or aspirin.
Cuprofen and ibuprofen treat pain, inflammation and fever.
In each tablet of Cuprofen maximum strength, you will find 400mg of ibuprofen active ingredient. A single Cuprofen tablet may be taken at a time.
There is 200mg of ibuprofen in each tablet, and up to two tablets can be taken at once.
What conditions can Cuprofen be used for?
Cuprofen 400mg tablets are specifically formulated to address a wide range of aches and pains. They effectively alleviate the discomfort associated with:
- Rheumatic pain
- Muscular pain
- Dental pain
- Period pain
- Symptoms of cold and flu
- High temperature or fever
The Power of Ibuprofen for Pain Relief
Each Cuprofen tablet contains 400mg of ibuprofen, a potent painkiller belonging to the Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID) category. Ibuprofen works by modifying the body’s pain response, providing effective relief from pain, inflammation, swelling, and high temperatures.
Safety Precautions and Interactions
If you are currently taking any other medication, including those obtained without a prescription, it is crucial to consult your doctor or pharmacist before using Cuprofen tablets. This is especially important if you are already taking:
- Anticoagulants (blood thinners) like warfarin, aspirin, or ticlopidine
- Medications to reduce high blood pressure, such as ACE-inhibitors or beta-blockers
- Corticosteroids like prednisolone
- SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)
- Cardiac glycosides like digoxin
- Quinolone antibiotics like norfloxacin
Combining Ibuprofen with other NSAID painkillers, including aspirin, naproxen, or ibuprofen itself, is not recommended. However, Cuprofen tablets can be taken alongside paracetamol as they belong to different types of painkillers. It is always wise to consult your doctor or pharmacist to ensure the safety of combining any two medications.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Considerations
If you are in the first six months of pregnancy or breastfeeding, it is advisable to consult your doctor or pharmacist before using Cuprofen tablets. However, these tablets should not be taken during the last three months of pregnancy. If you experience pain during this period, seek advice from your healthcare professional.
For best results, swallow Cuprofen tablets with a sip of water or another cool drink, preferably with food. The recommended dosage is one tablet, up to three times a day, with at least four hours between each dose. Avoid exceeding three tablets in a single day.
Important Safety Information
Cuprofen tablets are not suitable for children under the age of 12. If you are elderly, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product. Do not use if you are allergic to ibuprofen, other NSAID painkillers, or any of the listed ingredients. Refrain from taking this product if:
- You have experienced more than two episodes of stomach ulcer, perforation, or bleeding
- You are taking more than 75mg of aspirin daily
- You are already using other NSAIDs, such as naproxen
- You have severe heart, kidney, or liver failure
If you have the following conditions, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product:
- Asthma or allergic diseases like hayfever
- Mixed connective tissue disease, e.g., Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
- Liver or kidney problems
- Heart problems, e.g., previous stroke
- High blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, or if you are a smoker
- Bowel problems, e.g., stomach ulcers or bleeding, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease
- An intolerance to some sugars, as these tablets contain lactose
Possible Side Effects
While not everyone experiences side effects, it’s essential to be aware of them. Discontinue use and seek immediate medical help if you encounter:
- Blood in your stool or black tarry stool
- Vomiting blood or dark particles resembling coffee grounds
- Symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as bruising, facial swelling, difficulty breathing or swallowing, skin reactions, rapid heart rate, or low blood pressure
- Severe skin reaction called DRESS, characterized by symptoms like skin rash, fever, swelling of lymph nodes, and increased eosinophils (a type of white blood cells)
Other potential side effects may include indigestion, heartburn, abdominal pain, blood disorders, kidney or liver problems, aseptic meningitis, nausea, headaches, and skin rashes. Should you experience these or any other side effects, discontinue use and consult your doctor or pharmacist. To report side effects, refer to the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
Over-the-Counter Availability and Storage
Cuprofen Maximum Strength Tablets do not require a prescription. However, before placing an order, you will need to complete a short online survey, as legally required by all pharmacies. This ensures that the tablets are suitable for your needs.
Store Cuprofen tablets in a cool, dry place below 25 degrees Celsius. Do not consume the product after the expiration date printed on the original packaging. Keep out of reach and sight of children.
Additional Information and Seeking Help
Remember that Cuprofen tablets are medicinal products, so it’s crucial to consult your doctor or pharmacist before using them if you have any underlying medical conditions or are taking other medications or complementary therapies. If your symptoms worsen or persist after taking this product, contact your healthcare provider. For medical services in your area, refer to https://www.nhs.uk.
For those who are pregnant, trying to conceive, or breastfeeding, seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist before using this product. If you have any allergies, consult your healthcare professional to ensure the suitability of this medicine.
Ensure that all medicines are stored out of sight and reach of children. Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product. If necessary, consult your GP regarding the use of this product.
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