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Nurofen is the brand name of a range of pain-relief medication made by Boots Healthcare, recently acquired by UK drug company Reckitt Benckiser. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Nurofen. ... This article is about a former British company which has now merged to form Alliance Boots, as a result, information on this page may be out of date It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Alliance Boots. ... Reckitt Benckiser plc is one of the worlds leading manufacturers of cleaning products and a member of the FTSE 100 Index of the largest companies traded on the London Stock Exchange. ...


There are eleven variants of Nurofen which all contain the analgesic ibuprofen, which was developed by the research arm of Boots, as the active ingredient. Some variants contain other active ingredients, for example Nurofen Cold & Flu contains the non-sedating decongestant pseudoephedrine. An analgesic (colloquially known as a painkiller) is any member of the diverse group of drugs used to relieve pain (achieve analgesia). ... Ibuprofen (INN) (IPA: ) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) originally marketed as Nurofen and since under various trademarks including Act-3, Advil, Brufen, Dorival, Herron Blue, Panafen, Motrin, Nuprin and Ipren or Ibumetin (Sweden), Ibuprom (Poland), IbuHEXAL, Moment (Italy), Ibux (Norway). ... Pseudoephedrine (commonly abbreviated as PSE) is a sympathomimetic amine commonly used as a decongestant. ...


Although they have the same clinical effect, Boots sells a pack of 16 Nurofen for £1.59, or 9.9p per tablet[1] versus a pack of 48 ibuprofen ("Cuprofen") for £2.49, or 5.2p per tablet[2], making the branded version almost twice as expensive for the same effect.


References

  1. ^ Boots website, "Nurofen". Retrieved on 2006-07-29.
  2. ^ Boots website, "Cuprofen". Retrieved on 2006-07-29.

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See also

Reckitt Benckiser plc is one of the worlds leading manufacturers of cleaning products and a member of the FTSE 100 Index of the largest companies traded on the London Stock Exchange. ... Nurofen for Children is a brand of childrens medicine, distributed by Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Ltd. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Nurofen. ...

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