Nurofen Plus Tablets (32)


  • Effectively relieves moderate to severe pain.
  • Contains a combination of ibuprofen and codeine.
  • Fast-acting pain relief.
  • Available from a licensed UK pharmacy.

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Nurofen Plus Tablets


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Nurofen Plus Tablets


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Nurofen Plus Tablets


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Nurofen Plus Tablets are over-the-counter painkillers used for managing severe and moderate pain in the UK. Their combination of ibuprofen and codeine offers fast-acting pain relief for various conditions, including rheumatic and muscular pain, cold and flu symptoms, migraines, headaches, period pain, and dental pain. Nurofen Plus is suitable; other painkillers alone have not provided effective pain relief.

What are Nurofen Plus Tablets used for?

Nurofen Plus Tablets are a powerful pain relief medication that combines ibuprofen and codeine. Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory drug that works by reducing inflammation and pain in the body, whereas codeine, an opioid, helps to alleviate pain further. This combination of working together effectively changes the body’s response to pain, swelling, and a high temperature.

How do Nurofen Plus Tablets work?

Nurofen Plus Tablets combine the effects of two active ingredients: ibuprofen and codeine. Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory drug that reduces inflammation and pain in the body. In contrast, codeine, an opioid, helps to further alleviate pain by mimicking the action of natural pain-reducing compounds called endorphins, which are found in the brain and spinal cord.

How many Nurofen Plus Tablets should I take?

The recommended dose for adults taking Nurofen Plus is 1 or 2 tablets every 4 hours as needed; however, you shouldn’t take any more than 6 tablets within 24 hours. It’s essential not to take Nurofen Plus Tablets for more than 3 consecutive days unless advised by a pharmacist or GP, as the active ingredient, codeine, can cause addiction if misused. 

Who are Nurofen Plus Tablets suitable for?

Nurofen Plus is suitable for people over 12 years of age who need short-term pain relief. However, they are not suitable if you:

  • Are allergic to paracetamol, codeine, or other ingredients listed in the medication.
  • Are already taking other medicines containing paracetamol or codeine.
  • Are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • Metabolise codeine into morphine quickly 

Additionally, if you suffer from Asthma, liver or kidney disease, bowel problems, gall bladder removal, have low or high blood pressure, or a thyroid disorder, speak to a pharmacist or doctor before taking Nurofen Plus Tablets. If you’re still unsure whether this medication is suitable for you, read the patient information leaflet.

How to use Nurofen Plus Tablets

Nurofen Plus Tablets should be swallowed whole with water. If the pain returns, you can take another dose every 4 hours. You should not take more than 6 tablets within 24 hours. Neurofen Plus Tablets should not be taken for more than 3 days consecutively. If symptoms persist or worsen, consult a doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Nurofen Plus Tablets Side Effects

While Nurofen Plus Tablets provide adequate pain relief, some people may experience side effects from this medicine, such as:

Uncommon Side Effects

  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness or drowsiness

Rare Side Effects

  • Constipation
  • Liver and Kidney problems

Serious Side Effects

  • Signs of severe allergic reaction
  • Symptoms of intestinal bleeding 
  • Liver, kidney problems or difficulty urinating
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Addiction or dependence

Refer to the patient information leaflet for a complete list of side effects. You should seek immediate medical attention if any side effects from taking Nurofen Plus Tablets are severe or concerning. 

Codeine Addiction

Nurofen Plus contains codeine, an opioid, which has a risk of addiction. Therefore, you should follow the recommended dosage and limit use to no more than 3 days.

If you find yourself in any of these situations, it’s important to talk to a doctor or pharmacist:

  • If there’s a need to use the medication longer than recommended.
  • If you’re taking more than the advised dosage.
  • If you experience discomfort when you stop taking the medication but feel better when you start taking it again.

Nurofen Plus Tablets Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Ibuprofen 200mg and Codeine phosphate 12.8mg.

Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycollate, pregelatinised starch, hypromellose, opaspray white, and talc.

Important Information

  • Keep out of sight and reach of children 
  • Do not use past the expiry date listed on the pack
  • Store away from heat and direct sunlight
  • Nurofen Plus contains codeine, which can cause addiction.

Nurofen Plus Tablets FAQs

Nurofen Plus Tablets typically relieve pain within 30 minutes to an hour of taking the medication. However, this is different for everyone, and you shouldn’t take more than the recommended dose.

A prescription isn’t needed in the UK for Nurofen Plus 32 Tablets and can be bought over the counter. You can buy Nurofen Plus from Click2Pharmacy’s online pain relief clinic, and we offer quick and free delivery options to ensure you get your pain relief medication quickly.

The codeine in Nurofen Plus tablets, alongside alcohol, can make you feel sleepy and also increase the risks of more severe side effects. Therefore, it’s not advised to drink alcohol whilst taking these tablets.

Nurofen Plus Tablets should not be taken during pregnancy as they could be harmful to your unborn child. You can speak to your GP or one of our pharmacists for alternative painkiller options.

Nurofen Plus Tablets can interact with various medications, including blood thinners and other pain relief drugs. It’s not advised to take any other painkillers that contain ibuprofen or codeine whilst taking Nurofen Plus Tablets due to the risk of overdose.

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