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SAINSBURYS LONG LASTING PAIN RELIEF
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Read this leaflet carefully because it contains
important information for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.
• You must contact a doctor or pharmacist if
your symptoms worsen or do not improve.
IN THIS LEAFLET:
1. What this medicine is for
2. Before you take the medicine
3. How to take the medicine
4. Possible side effects
5. Storing the medicine
6. Further information
WHAT THIS MEDICINE IS FOR
Asda Long Lasting Pain Relief contains ibuprofen,
which belongs to a group of medicines called
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs).
These medicines work by changing how the
body responds to pain, swelling and high
This medicine is used to relieve:
• rheumatic and muscular pain, backache
• neuralgia (nerve pain)
• headache, migraine
• dental pain, period pain
• fever (high temperature)
• the symptoms of colds and flu.
BEFORE YOU TAKE THE MEDICINE
Do not take Asda Long Lasting Pain Relief
• have or have had a stomach ulcer,
perforation or bleeding of the stomach
• are allergic to ibuprofen, to any of the
ingredients (listed in section 6), or to aspirin
or other painkillers (an allergic reaction may
be recognised as shortness of breath, runny
nose, skin rash or itching)
• have kidney or heart failure or severe liver
• are taking other NSAID painkillers, or aspirin
with a daily dose above 75mg
• are in the last 3 months of pregnancy
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before
taking Asda Long Lasting Pain Relief if you:
• are elderly because you may be at more risk
of having serious side effects, particularly
• have or have suffered from asthma,
diabetes, high cholesterol or have allergies
• have liver or kidney problems
• have stomach or bowel disorders including
Crohn’s disease or a condition known as
• have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) –
an illness which affects your immune system.
It causes joint pains, skin changes and
problems with other parts of your body
• have, have previously had, or are at risk of
heart problems, high blood pressure or stroke.
Medicines such as Asda Long Lasting Pain
Relief may be associated with a small increased
risk of heart attack (myocardial infarction) or
stroke. Any risk is more likely with high doses
and prolonged treatment.
Do not exceed the recommended dose or
duration of treatment (10 days). If you have
heart problems, previous stroke or think that
you might be at risk of these conditions (for
example if you have high blood pressure,
diabetes or high cholesterol or are a smoker)
you should discuss your treatment with your
doctor or pharmacist
HOW TO TAKE THE MEDICINE
Dose and how often to take
Take 2 capsules (400mg) each
morning and evening, as
required. Swallow capsules
whole (do not chew) with a glass
of water preferably with or after
food. Do not exceed 4 capsules
in 24 hours.
The capsules are intended for short-term use
only. Use them for the shortest time needed
to relieve symptoms. Always use the lowest
dose that relieves your symptoms.
Do not take Asda Long Lasting Pain Relief for
longer than 10 days unless your doctor tells
If you are taking other medicines
You must not take these capsules if you are
taking certain other medicines - see section 2
‘Do not take Asda Long Lasting Pain Relief if’.
Talk to your pharmacist or doctor before you
take the capsules if you are taking any regular
• aspirin at low dose as an anti-platelet
medicine (i.e. 75mg or below daily) as taking
ibuprofen may reduce the effectiveness of the
aspirin or cause stomach problems
• other medicines for thinning the blood (anticoagulants (against clotting) and anti-platelet
agents such as warfarin and ticlopidin)
• medicines for high blood pressure (ACEinhibitors such as captopril, beta-blockers and
angiotensin II antagonists) and water tablets
• methotrexate (a medicine for cancer)
• cardiac glycosides (medicines used to treat
• cyclosporin and tacrolimus
(immunosuppressant medicines often used
following organ transplants)
• mifepristone (a medicine used to terminate
pregnancy – NSAIDs should not be used for
12 days after mifepristone)
• lithium (for depression or mental problems)
• zidovudine (a medicine to treat viruses)
• quinolone antibiotics (medicines used to
treat bacterial infections)
Do not give to children under 12 years.
Talk to a doctor or pharmacist if you do not get
better or get worse, or if new symptoms occur.
If you take too many capsules: Talk to a doctor
straight away, or go to your nearest hospital
casualty department. Take the carton and this
leaflet with you.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Most people take Asda Long Lasting Pain Relief
without any problems, but it can have side effects,
like all medicines.
To reduce the chance of side effects,
especially if you are elderly, use the lowest
effective dose for the shortest possible time.
STOP TAKING the capsules and contact
your doctor immediately if you develop any
of the following symptoms at any time while
taking your medicine:
The following reactions may mean you are having
an allergic reaction to this medicine:
• asthma, worsening of asthma, unexplained
wheezing or shortness of breath
• swelling of the face, lips, tongue and throat
(causing difficulty in swallowing or breathing)
• rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, collapse
• also, there may be skin reaction (including
hives, rash and itching) – very rarely these can
be severe with blistering and peeling skin
Stomach and bowel problems including:
• stomach discomfort or pain, nausea,
indigestion or heartburn, stomach ulcer
• stomach bleeding which can result in vomit
with blood or dark particles (like coffee
grounds), black tarry stools or blood passed
in your stools
• worsening of bowel problems (ulcerative
colitis or Crohn’s disease)
Blood disorders which can cause:
• unexplained or unusual bruising or bleeding
• sore throat or mouth ulcers
• fever (high temperature)
• extreme paleness or weakness and exhaustion
Pregnancy and Breast feeding
Do not take Asda Long Lasting Pain Relief if you
are in the last 3 months of pregnancy. Talk to your
doctor before taking Asda Long Lasting Pain Relief
if you are in the first 6 months of pregnancy or are
Asda Long Lasting Pain Relief belong to a group
of medicines, which may impair fertility in women.
This is reversible on stopping the medicine. It is
unlikely that the capsules, used occasionally, will
affect your chances of becoming pregnant.
However, tell your doctor before taking this
medicine if you have problems becoming pregnant.
Important information about some of the
ingredients of this medicine.
This product contains sucrose. If you have been
told by your doctor that you have an intolerance
to some sugars, contact your doctor before
taking this medicinal product.
Further information overleaf ¯
Asda Long Lasting Pain Relief- Project Plantation
TEVA UK Ltd
Heart and circulation effects: Medicines such
as Asda Long Lasting Pain Relief may be
associated with a small increased risk of heart
attack (myocardial infarction), high blood pressure,
heart failure, swelling due to fluid build-up
(oedema) or stroke.
Other side effects that may occur include:
Other stomach and intestine effects including:
• diarrhoea, flatulence, constipation and vomiting.
Liver problems that might be indicated by
yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
and/or pale coloured stools and dark urine
Kidney problems that might be indicated by
passing less or more urine than normal, cloudy
urine, blood in the urine, pain in the back and/or
swelling (particularly of the legs) – very rarely
Nervous system problems including
headache and aseptic meningitis (which can
have symptoms such as severe headache, stiff
neck, disorientation, fever and eye sensitivity to
light in those with existing auto-immune
disorders such as lupus).
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: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this medicine.
STORING THE MEDICINE
Do not use after the expiry date shown on the
pack. Do not store above 25°C. Store in the
Keep all medicines out of the reach and
sight of children.
What is in this medicine:
The active ingredient is: 200mg of Ibuprofen
in each prolonged release capsule.
The other ingredients are: Microcrystalline
Cellulose, Eudragit NE30D, Hypromellose,
Talc, Collodial Silicon Dioxide. The capsule
shell contains Gelatin, Titanium Dioxide (E171),
Patent Blue V (E131), Erythrosine (E127).
What this medicine looks like and
contents of the pack
Asda Long Lasting Pain Relief are blue and
clear capsules containing white coated beads,
available in pack sizes of 6, 8, 12 or 16
capsules (not all pack sizes may be marketed).
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Galpharm Healthcare Ltd, Wrafton, Braunton,
Devon, EX33 2DL, United Kingdom.
Galpharm International Ltd, Elmhirst Park,
Middle Field Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire,
S75 4LS, United Kingdom.
Text revised: August 2013.
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