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Boots Ibuprofen 200 mg Liquid Capsules
Information for the user
Boots Ibuprofen 200 mg Liquid Capsules
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription to treat minor conditions. However, you still need to take it carefully to get the best results from it.
What this medicine is for
This medicine contains Ibuprofen which belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, which act to relieve pain and reduce swelling. It can be used to relieve headaches, rheumatic and muscular pain, backache, migraine, period pain, dental pain and neuralgia. It can also be used to reduce fever and relieve the symptoms of colds and flu.
Before you take this medicine
This medicine can be taken by adults and adolescents (aged 12-18 years old). However, some people should not take this medicine or should seek the advice of their pharmacist or doctor first.
Do not take:
Other important information
Risk of heart attack or stroke:
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 stated dose or duration of treatment.
Talk to your pharmacist or doctor:
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Do not take this medicine if you are in the last 3 months of pregnancy. Talk to your doctor before taking this product if you are in the first 6 months of pregnancy or are breastfeeding. These 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.
Information about some of the ingredients: The colour ponceau 4R (E124) in this medicine may cause allergic reactions.
If you take other medicines
Before you take these capsules, make sure that you tell your doctor or pharmacist about ANY other medicines you might be using at the same time. Ibuprofen may affect or be affected by some other medicines. For example:
Some other medicines may also affect or be affected by the treatment of ibuprofen. You should therefore always seek the advice of your doctor or pharmacist before you use Ibuprofen with any other medicines, including herbal and homeopathic remedies.
How to take this medicine
Check the foil is not broken before first use. If it is, do not take that capsule.
Adults and adolescents: Take one or two capsules every 4 hours, if you need to.
Don’t take more than 6 capsules in 24 hours.
Take the lowest amount for the shortest possible time to relieve your symptoms.
Swallow each capsule with water. Do not chew.
Do not give to children under 12 years.
Do not take more than the amount recommended above.
If your symptoms worsen at any time, talk to your doctor.
Adults: If your symptoms do not go away within 10 days, talk to your doctor.
Adolescents (aged 12-18 years old): If your symptoms do not go away within 3 days, talk to your doctor.
If you forget to take the capsules: Take them as soon as you remember. Do not make up for the missed capsules by taking more than the amount recommended in the table.
If you take more capsules than you should: If you have taken more capsules than you should, or if children have taken this medicine by accident always contact a doctor or nearest hospital to get an opinion on the risk and advice on action to be taken.
The symptoms can include nausea, stomach pain, vomiting (may be blood streaked), headache, ringing in the ears, confusion and shaky eye movement. At high doses, drowsiness, chest pain, palpitations, loss of consciousness, convulsions (mainly in children), weakness and dizziness, blood in urine, cold body feeling, and breathing problems have been reported.
Possible side effects
Most people will not have problems, but some may get some.
If you are elderly you may be more likely to have some of these side effects.
If you get any of these serious side effects, stop taking the capsules. See a doctor at once:
If you get any of the following side effects see your pharmacist or doctor:
Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
Rare side effects: (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
Very rare side effects: (may affect less than 1 in 10,000 people)
Side effects with an unknown frequency:
There may be a small increased risk of heart attack or stroke if you take large amounts of this medicine for a long time. If you get any symptoms, stop taking the capsules and see your doctor.
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.
How to store this medicine
Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original package.
Keep this medicine in a safe place out of the sight and reach of children, preferably in a locked cupboard.
Use by the date on the end flap of the carton.
What is in this medicine
Each soft gelatin capsule contains Ibuprofen 200 mg, which is the active ingredient.
As well as the active ingredient, the capsules also contain macrogol 600, potassium hydroxide, gelatine, sorbitol, purified water, titanium dioxide, isopropyl alcohol, propylene glycol, hypromellose and ponceau 4R (E124).
The pack contains 16 oval pink capsules with ‘I200’ printed in white.
Who makes this medicine
by the Marketing Authorisation holder
Leaflet Prepared March 2018
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Product Name: Boots Ibuprofen 200 mg Liquid Capsules
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