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Active substance(s): IBUPROFEN

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Nurofen Recovery
No need for water
Targeted relief for pain
Please read the all of this leaflet carefully before you start to take your medicine. Keep
this leaflet. You may want to read it again.
Nurofen Recovery
What is in Nurofen Recovery?
Each tablet contains active ingredient Ibuprofen Ph Eur 200mg.
Also contains: Mannitol, Ethylcellulose, Aspartame, Croscarmellose Sodium, Silicon
Dioxide, Hypromellose, Flavour (mint flavours, maltodextrin, acacia gum (E414),
sorbitol (E421)) Magnesium Stearate.
Nurofen Recovery are available in packs of 4 or 12 self-dissolving tablets.
Licence Holder: Crookes Healthcare Limited, Nottingham, NG2 3AA.
Manufacturer: Ethylpharm Industries, Chateauneuf-en Thymerias, France.
Product licence No: PL 00327/0130.
How do Nurofen Recovery work?
Nurofen Recovery dissolve quickly on the tongue without the need to use water, to
provide effective relief. They contain ibuprofen which belongs to a group of medicines
known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs provide relief by
changing the body’s response to pain, swelling and high temperature.
Nurofen Recovery deliver effective relief from headache, backache, period pain, dental
pain, neuralgia, rheumatic pain, muscular pain, migraine, cold and flu symptoms and
Before you take Nurofen Recovery:
You should not take Nurofen Recovery if:
- you are allergic to ibuprofen (or anything else in this medicine), aspirin or other
related painkillers
- are taking other NSAID painkillers, or aspirin with a daily dose above 75mg
- your have had a worsening of asthma, allergic rash, or an itchy, runny nose when
taking ibuprofen, aspirin or similar medicines
- you have ever had a stomach ulcer, perforation or bleeding
- you have phenylketonuria or are intolerant to phenylalanine, each tablet contains
aspartame equivalent to 14mg phenylalanine
- you are under 12 years of age
Ask your doctor before taking Nurofen Recovery if:
- you have asthma or have suffered from asthma
- you know you have kidney, heart or liver problems
- you are taking any regular medicines, especially other pain relievers

o medicines for high blood pressure, e.g water tablets (diuretics)
o medicines for thinning the blood (anticoagulants)
o methotrexate or lithium
Pregnancy and breastfeeding:
Tell your doctor if you become pregnant whilst taking Nurofen.
Do not take this medicine in the last 3 months of pregnancy. Avoid the use of this
medicine in the first 6 months of pregnancy, unless the doctor advises otherwise.
Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if you are breastfeeding.
Other warnings:
Nurofen Recovery belongs to a group of medicines which may affect fertility in women.
Fertility goes back to normal when you stop taking the medicine. It is unlikely that if you
only take Nurofen Recovery occasionally it will affect your chances of becoming
pregnant. However, if you have problems becoming pregnant talk to your doctor before
taking this medicine. There is a risk of renal impairment in dehydrated children and

How to take Nurofen Recovery:
Place a tablet on the tongue, allow it to dissolve and then swallow, no water is required.
Do not chew.
This medicine is for short-term use only. Take the lowest dose for the shortest time
Adults, the elderly and children and adolescents between 12 and 18 years:
Take 2 tablets, then if necessary, take 1 or 2 tablets every 4 hours. Do not exceed 6
tablets in 24 hours. Not suitable for children under 12 years.
Whilst taking Nurofen Recovery:
If you take too many tablets by mistake, contact your doctor or pharmacist as soon as
In children and adolescents between 12 and 18 years:
If in children and adolescents this medicinal product is required for more than 3 days, or
if symptoms worsen a doctor should be consulted.
In adults:
Do not take for longer than 10 days unless your doctor tells you to. If you do not get
better, or get worse, talk to your doctor. They will tell you if it is safe to carry on taking
the medicine.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via
the Yellow Card Scheme at:
By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this
How should Nurofen Recovery be stored?
Do not use after the expiry date shown on the pack.
Do not store above 25°C. Keep in the original pack, it is designed to protect the tablets.
Remember: Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.
How can you obtain more information about Nurofen Recovery?
This leaflet gives you the most important information about Nurofen Recovery.
If you have any questions after you have read it, ask your doctor or pharmacist, who will
give you further information.
Date of revision: June 2014

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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