Nurofen Plus Reviews and Expert Insights

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Nurofen Plus is a popular pain management medication and a suitable option when traditional pain relief such as paracetamol or ibuprofen is not enough. At medino we carefully go over each order placed to ensure the safety of the patient and that the medicine is right for them. Because of its popularity we have also collected many customer reviews on how they have experienced the product and researching these may be helpful in order to understand if Nurofen Plus is for you.

We have looked through more than 100 verified customer reviews to understand how the product has helped patients and also to understand if there have been any negative experiences or standout reviews worth highlighting. Let’s jump in.

Review findings

After reviewing all submitted reviews, more than 100 reviews, the following points can be concluded:

  • Most customers have found Nurofen Plus very effective in providing pain relief for various conditions including spondylitis, migraines, joint pain, sciatica, back pain, period pain, and arthritis.
  • Users particularly value the speed of relief, with several reports of pain being rapidly reduced to manageable or tolerable levels.
  • The tablets have been described as an excellent solution for short-term use and as a reliable last resort when other painkillers fail to work.
  • Several customers use the product to manage chronic conditions, using it for flare-ups or as needed.
  • A few reviewers appreciated that the product doesn't make them drowsy, allowing them to carry on with their day after taking it.
  • Customers have praised the product's ease of use and delivery speed.
  • The primary negative point frequently mentioned by customers is the product's high cost, suggesting that the price could be a barrier for some.

Standout reviews

And if we drill down to look at individual reviews, here are the ones that stood out to us, giving detailed accounts of the patient's experiences:

Sandra A's review (★★★★★): "I suffer from spondylitis and sometimes need a short-term painkiller. I find Nurofen Plus very effective."

Fiona H's review (★★★★★): "I use these as a last resort when paracetamol and ibuprofen alone don’t reduce pain to manageable levels. Day 2 and I was back in the garden, happily with pain reduced to a tolerable ache."

Review by Anonymous (★★★★★): "I only use these occasionally for sciatica (as only for short-term use), but they are very effective in lessening the pain and discomfort enabling me to get a good night's sleep."

Sandra A's second review (★★★★★): "I co-codamol 8/500 prescribed but when I had a toothache It wasn't strong enough for the pain and needed a higher dose of codeine without so much paracetamol. Btw ibuprofen works better than paracetamol for me."

Anne N's review (★★★★★): "Incredibly important to deal with horrendous period pains. I have PCOS and really struggle each month. This is the only pain relief that touches it."

These reviews highlight Nurofen Plus's effectiveness for a variety of pain conditions, the speed of relief it provides, and its usefulness as a last resort when other painkillers fail to work. They also underscore the value of Nurofen Plus for individuals dealing with chronic conditions.

The product also scores high on the average rating, 4.85 out of 5 stars. No review scored lower than 4 starts.

Nurofen Plus FAQ

We sat down with our Superintendent Pharmacist, Alessandro Grenci, to discuss some of the most common questions associated with taking Nurofen Plus.

When should I consider taking Nurofen Plus?

I always recommend trying paracetamol or ibuprofen as a first instance of pain relief or managing infection symptoms. Of course, assuming that the patient is not allergic to any of these substances. Because it is only recommended to be used for a maximum of three days Nurofen Plus should only be used in cases when other pain management medication is not enough. Typical cases when it can be used are migraines, headaches, neuralgia, and various forms of pain such as dental, back, rheumatic and muscular.

How do I know if I am addicted to Nurofen Plus?

Under usual circumstances, adhering to the instructions on the pack should not lead to addiction. If you find the need to take the medicine for prolonged periods or more than the recommended dose, these could be potential signs of addiction. Similarly, feeling unwell when you stop the medicine, but better once you resume it, should prompt you to seek medical advice.

What does it mean that Nurofen Plus could potentially mask infection symptoms?

Nurofen Plus could potentially mask infection symptoms like fever and pain, which could inadvertently delay the timely treatment of an infection. This risk is especially seen in instances of bacterial pneumonia and skin infections following chickenpox. I always suggest that if one continues to experience persistent or worsening infection symptoms while on this medication, they should seek immediate medical attention.

What are the active substances in Nurofen Plus?

Nurofen Plus with Ibuprofen & Codeine serves as a potent remedy for various aches and pains. Belonging to the category of opioid analgesics, these tablets come with an impactful dual-action formula. One of the constituents, ibuprofen, is recognized for its non-steroidal anti-inflammatory properties, providing an efficient response to pain and swelling. The other active ingredient, codeine, amplifies the pain relief effect by modifying the body's perception of pain. This potent combination is designed to manage and ease various aches, rendering Nurofen Plus Tablets a choice worth considering for those seeking a high-temperature and pain management solution.

What strength is Nurofen Plus?

Each tablet contains ibuprofen 200.0 mg and codeine phosphate hemihydrate 12.8 mg.

Written by Christian Jakobsson