Cuprofen is a quick-action, anti-inflammatory, pain relief medication. It contains 400 mg of an active ingredient known as ibuprofen which belongs to the class of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) that help bring down reduce pain, fever and inflammation.
The medication is recommended for instant relief from pain and inflammation caused by various conditions including:
The ibuprofen in Cuprofen functions by restricting the action of cyclooxygenase (COX) that is involved in the production of prostaglandins. These are released as a response to injury, diseases and other conditions. A rise in prostaglandins in the brain results in the elevation of body temperature. They are responsible for the symptoms like swelling, pain, and inflammation. Cuprofen relieves pain, brings down the fever, and inflammation by reducing the body’s production of prostaglandins and lowering the body temperate.
Ibuprofen relieves menstrual symptoms by reducing prostaglandins production that essentially induces contraction of the womb during the menstrual cycles.
The primary benefit of Cuprofen is that it is a quick-acting medication that lowers the production of prostaglandins in the body immediately. Thereby, relieving pain and lowering elevated body temperature. It effectively alleviates muscular and rheumatic pain, headache, backache, neuralgia, toothache, and menstrual pain. Another benefit that follows this drug is that it restricts the cyclooxygenase production in the body thereby reducing pain, swelling, and inflammation.
Adults and adolescents between 12-18 years should begin with a safe dose for the shortest duration only to control symptoms to avoid any unnecessary side effects. Consult a doctor or pharmacist immediately if you are taking Cuprofen for more than 3 days (ages 12-18), or 10 days (adults), or if your symptoms persist or worsen. You can take the medication with or after your meal or with a glass of milk.
The dosage should begin with 1 tablet up to 3 times a day or as required to lower the symptoms. Maintain a gap of at least four hours between doses and avoid taking more than 3 tablets in a day.
Like every other medicine with different ingredients, Cuprofen could also bring in some unwanted side effects. That being said, each person who consumes Cuprofen doesn't need to experience the possible side effects. These arise mostly when Cuprofen is taken as a non-prescription drug, long-term medicine for chronic conditions, or sometimes in prescription doses.
If you happen to experience side effects, stop taking Cuprofen immediately and visit a doctor or pharmacist about your concerns or to discuss other viable alternatives.
Before taking Cuprofen, make sure you have thoroughly read and understood the Patient Information Leaflet. Moving on, listed below are some of the side effects of using Cuprofen:
Uncommon side effects:
In addition to the ones listed above, Cuprofen could also trigger some rare side effects in some cases, including:
It is possible that some of the ingredients in Cuprofen could result in severe reactions in certain groups of people who thus become unsuitable candidates for this medication. Some of these people are the ones who:
There are certain groups of people who can continue taking Cuprofen with consistent medical attention and consultation to save themselves from the troubles of any side effects. These include people who:
If you already take any non-prescription or herbal medicines, make sure you get the advice of your pharmacist before beginning with Cuprofen. That will help ensure that the combination of the medicines is safe for consumption.
Since the drug interactions could give rise to certain complications or even reduce the effects of one drug nullifying its effect, it is best to avoid taking ibuprofen with medicines that are listed below:
Store Cuprofen tablets in a cool, dry space below 25 degrees and out of sight and reach of children. Return the medication promptly if it has surpassed its expiration date.
Can I take ibuprofen if I’m already taking other painkillers?
It is best to consult a healthcare provider before taking Cuprofen containing ibuprofen with other painkillers since there might be a risk of drug interactions.
Can I take this product if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Cuprofen tablets if have been pregnant for 6 months or less or are breastfeeding. Avoid taking this medication if you are in the last trimester of pregnancy.
Can I buy Cuprofen Maximum Strength Tablets over the counter?
Yes, you can purchase Cuprofen Maximum Strength Tablets without a prescription. Although, online pharmacies such as MedsNow will ask you to fill a short online survey for our pharmacists to analyse that it is the right treatment for you.
Is Cuprofen stronger than ibuprofen?
Cuprofen maximum strength tablets contain the active ingredient ibuprofen.
How often can you take cuprofen?
You can take Cuprofen with a 4-hour gap in between each dosage but do not exceed more than 3 tablets in 24 hours.
Is Cuprofen the same as ibuprofen?
Cuprofen contains the active ingredient ibuprofen which is an NSAID.
How many Cuprofen can I take at once?
You should begin with 1 tablet at one time up to 3 times a day to lower your symptoms.
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