Ibuprofen 400mg Tablets (Brand May Vary)


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What are ibuprofen tablets 400mg?

Ibuprofen tablets are a strong and reliable painkiller which can be used to ease pain caused by many different ailments or illnesses. They can also help to reduce swelling and fever, easing these symptoms while relieving your pain. These tablets contain 400mg of ibuprofen, making them twice as strong as regular ibuprofen tablets, perfect for those who hate swallowing tablets.


What kinds of pain can this product help to ease?

Ibuprofen tablets can be used for many different kinds of pain relief. Some of the most common reasons that people use this product include:

  • Rheumatic pain
  • Muscular pain
  • Non-serious arthritic conditions
  • Backache
  • Neuralgia (nerve pain)
  • Migraine
  • Headache
  • Dental pain
  • Period pain
  • Fever
  • Cold and flu symptoms


How will these ibuprofen tablets 400mg help to relieve my pain?

Ibuprofen tablets contain 400mg of the active ingredient ibuprofen, which is one of a group of painkillers known as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs or (NSAIDs). This means that while ibuprofen is an effective pain relief, it can also help to reduce inflammation, swelling, fever and high temperatures. This makes it ideal for those suffering with cold and flu symptoms as well as any other kinds of pain or inflammation.


Can I take these tablets if I’m taking other medication?

If you’re taking any other medication, including those you obtained without a prescription, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product. This especially applies if you are taking:

  • Any other NSAIDs, e.g. aspirin
  • Digoxin, which is used for heart problems
  • Glucocorticoids, which contain cortisone or similar substances
  • Anti-platelet medicines, e.g. ticlopidine
  • Low dose aspirin
  • Phenytoin, which is used for epilepsy
  • SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), which are used for depression and anxiety
  • Lithium, which is used for depression
  • Probenecid and sulfinpyrazones, which are used for gout
  • Medicines for high blood pressure and water tablets
  • Potassium sparing diuretics
  • Methotrexate, which is used for cancer or rheumatism
  • Tacrolimus and cyclosporine, which are immunosuppressive medicines
  • Zidovudine, which is used to treat AIDS and HIV
  • Sulfonylureas, which are antidiabetic medicines
  • Quinolone antibiotics
  • Voriconazole and fluconazole, which are antifungal medicines


Can I take ibuprofen tablets if I’m also taking paracetamol?

Ibuprofen and paracetamol can be taken at the same time, as they work in different ways and can work together well to ease your pain. However, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any two medications at the same time, so you can be sure that the combination is safe and will work for you.


Can I drink alcohol while I’m taking these tablets?

We recommend that you should avoid drinking alcohol while you’re taking ibuprofen tablets. Alcohol can make some of the potential side effects of ibuprofen more likely, including those which affect your digestive system.


Can I take this product if I’m pregnant?

If you’re within the first 6 months of pregnancy or are breastfeeding, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product, as ibuprofen should be avoided if possible. If you are within the last 3 months of pregnancy, you should not take ibuprofen at all.


How to take these tablets

Take 1 ibuprofen tablet with a glass of water up to 3 times a day, after food. Leave at least 6 hours between each dose and do not take more than 3 tablets in any 24-hour period. If you have a sensitive stomach, it may be better for you to take these tablets with food.


Why do I have to answer questions to buy this product?

You do not need a prescription for ibuprofen tablets, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist 4 U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that this product is the best choice for you.


When should this product not be used?

Ibuprofen tablets are not suitable for use by children under the age of 12 or those who weigh less than 40kg (6.3 stone/88lbs). Do not use this product if you are allergic to ibuprofen, aspirin, other NSAIDs, or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not take these tablets if you:

  • Are taking any other NSAID painkillers, such as aspirin, with a daily dose of more than 75mg
  • Have, or have had more than two episodes of a stomach ulcer or stomach bleeding
  • Have a history of gastrointestinal bleeding or perforation, which may have been related to NSAIDs
  • Have severe kidney, heart, or liver failure
  • Are bleeding, including bleeding in the brain
  • Suffer from blood clotting disorders
  • Have an undiagnosed problem with your body’s ability to form blood
  • Are severely dehydrated

Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you have:

  • Serious skin reactions, e.g. exfoliative dermatitis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Hereditary blood formation disorder, also known as acute intermittent porphyria
  • Are elderly, as you may be more likely to experience side effects
  • Asthma or allergies
  • Hay fever, nasal polyps, chronic obstructive respiratory disorders
  • Chickenpox, you should avoid taking ibuprofen if possible while you have chickenpox
  • Reduced liver or kidney function
  • Recently had major surgery
  • Stomach or bowel disorders, e.g. Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) or mixed connective tissue disease
  • Heart problems, e.g. heart failure, angina, heart attack, bypass surgery, peripheral artery disease, any kind of stroke (including mini-stroke and TIA)
  • High blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, a family history of heart disease or stroke, or are a smoker


Do ibuprofen tablets have any side effects?

Like all medicines, Care Ibuprofen Tablets can have side effects, although not everyone will get them. If you experience any of the following side effects, stop use and seek medical help immediately:

  • Symptoms of intestinal bleeding, e.g. blood in your faeces, black, tarry stools, vomiting blood or dark particles that look like coffee grounds
  • Signs of serious allergic reaction, e.g. worsening of asthma, shortness of breath, swelling of the face, tongue, or throat, difficulty breathing, racing heart, drop in blood pressure leading to shock
  • Severe skin reactions, e.g. rashes covering the whole body, peeling, blistering, flaking skin
  • Signs of a severe skin reaction known as DRESS, e.g. skin rash, fever, swelling of lymph nodes, increase of eosinophils (a type of white blood cells)

Other side effects you may experience include:

  • Headaches, dizziness
  • Gastrointestinal problems, e.g. indigestion, heartburn, abdominal pain, feeling sick, indigestion, being sick, wind, diarrhoea, constipation, black stools, slight blood loss in the stomach or bowel which may cause anaemia
  • Rash
  • Tiredness
  • Rhinitis
  • Signs of problems with blood cell production, e.g. fever, sore throat, superficial mouth ulcers, flu-like symptoms, severe exhaustion, nose and skin bleeding
  • Worsening of asthma, bronchospasm, dyspnoea
  • Stomach or intestinal ulcers, sometimes with bleeding and perforation, inflammation of the lining of the mouth with ulcers, inflammation of the stomach
  • Hepatitis, jaundice, abnormal liver function
  • Sleeplessness, agitation, irritability
  • Insomnia, anxiety
  • Visual disturbances
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Allergic reactions, e.g. hives, skin rashes, itching, asthma attacks
  • Cloudy urine, inflammatory kidney disease, kidney failure

For a complete list of potential side effects, please see the patient information leaflet included with your medication. If you experience these or any other side effects while taking this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist immediately. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.


How to store this product

Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.


Important information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

Please read the included leaflet fully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.

Additional information


48 x 400mg, 96 x 400mg