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Active substance(s): IBUPROFEN

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Read this leaflet carefully because
it contains important information
for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to
read it again.
• 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.
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
Pharma code Position
105mm from top edge (Main)

Lloydspharmacy Ibuprofen 200mg
Long Lasting Capsules contain
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 temperature.
This medicine is used to relieve:
• rheumatic and muscular pain,
• neuralgia (nerve pain)
• headache, migraine
• dental pain, period pain
• fever (high temperature)
• the symptoms of colds and flu.
Do not take Lloydspharmacy
Ibuprofen 200mg Long Lasting
Capsules if you:
• 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 failure
• are taking more than 75mg of aspirin
a day
• are in the last 3 months of pregnancy.
Warnings and precautions
Anti-inflammatory / pain-killer
medicines like ibuprofen may be
associated with a small increased risk
of heart attack or stroke, particularly
when used at high doses. Do not
exceed the recommended dose or
duration of treatment.
You should discuss your treatment
with your doctor or pharmacist
before taking Lloydspharmacy
Ibuprofen 200mg Long Lasting
Capsules if you:
• are elderly because you may be at
more risk of having serious side
effects, particularly stomach problems
• have or have suffered from asthma
or have allergies
• have liver or kidney problems
• have stomach or bowel disorders
including Crohn’s disease or a
condition known as ulcerative colitis
• 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 heart problems including heart
failure, angina (chest pain), or if you
have had a heart attack, bypass
surgery, peripheral artery disease
(poor circulation in the legs or feet
due to narrow or blocked arteries),
or any kind of stroke (including
'mini-stroke' or transient ischaemic
attack "TIA").
• have high blood pressure, diabetes,
high cholesterol, have a family
history of heart disease or stroke, or
if you are a smoker.
Children and adolescents:
There is a risk of renal impairment in
dehydrated adolescents.
Other medicines and
Lloydspharmacy Ibuprofen 200mg
Long Lasting Capsules
You must not take these capsules if
you are taking certain other medicines
- see section 2 ‘Do not take
Lloydspharmacy Ibuprofen 200mg
Long Lasting Capsules if’.
Lloydspharmacy Ibuprofen 200mg
Long Lasting Capsules may affect or
may be affected by some other
medicines. For example:
• medicines that are anti-coagulants
(i.e. thin blood/prevent clotting e.g.
aspirin/acetylsalicylic acid, warfarin,
• medicines that reduce high blood
pressure (ACE-inhibitors such as
captopril, beta-blockers such as
atenolol medicines, angiotensin-II
receptor antagonists such as losartan)
• corticosteroids
• methotrexate (a medicine for cancer)
• cardiac glycosides (medicines used
to treat heart failure)
• 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
• lithium (for depression or mental
• zidovudine (a medicine to treat
• quinolone antibiotics (medicines
used to treat bacterial infections).
Some other medicines may also affect
or be affected by the treatment of
Lloydspharmacy Ibuprofen 200mg
Long Lasting Capsules. You should
therefore always seek the advice of your
doctor or pharmacist before you use
Lloydspharmacy Ibuprofen 200mg Long
Lasting Capsules with other medicines.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Do not take Lloydspharmacy Ibuprofen
200mg Long Lasting Capsules if you
are in the last 3 months of pregnancy.
Talk to your doctor before taking
Lloydspharmacy Ibuprofen 200mg
Long Lasting Capsules if you are in the
first 6 months of pregnancy or are
Lloydspharmacy Ibuprofen 200mg
Long Lasting Capsules belong 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 these capsules occasionally it will
affect your chances of becoming
pregnant. If you have problems
becoming pregnant talk to your doctor
before taking this medicine.

Further information overleaf ➥


Dose and how often
to take

Adults, the
elderly and
over 12

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.

• This medicine is for short-term
use only
• Take the lowest dose for the
shortest time necessary
In Adults: Do not take
Lloydspharmacy Ibuprofen 200mg
Long Lasting Capsules for longer
than 10 days unless your doctor tells
you to. Talk to a doctor or pharmacist
if you do not get better or get
worse, or if new symptoms occur.
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.
Do not give to children under
12 years.
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.
Most people take Lloydspharmacy
Ibuprofen 200mg Long Lasting
Capsules 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.
If you get any of the following at
any time during your treatment
STOP TAKING, and get medical
help straight away:
Allergic reactions:
The following reactions may mean you
are having an allergic reaction to this
• 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,
• 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
• indigestion or heartburn
• pains in your stomach (abdomen) or
other abnormal stomach problems
• pass blood in your stools or motions
• pass black tarry stools or motions
• vomit any blood or dark particles
that look like coffee grounds
• worsening of bowel problems
(ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease).
Blood disorders which can cause:
• unexplained or unusual bruising or
• sore throat or mouth ulcers
• fever (high temperature)
• extreme paleness or weakness and

Heart and circulation effects:
Medicines such as Lloydspharmacy
Ibuprofen 200mg Long Lasting
Capsules 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
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 kidney failure.
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:
By reporting side effects you can help
provide more information on the safety
of this medicine.
Do not use after the expiry date shown
on the pack.
Do not store above 25°C.
Store in the original container.
Keep out of the sight and reach
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, Colloidal
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
Lloydspharmacy Ibuprofen 200mg
Long Lasting Capsules 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: November 2015.


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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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