THE TWO BIG PAIN RELIEVER MYTHS YOU NEED-TO-KNOW ABOUT

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I’VE ONLY JUST FOUND OUT THAT I’VE BEEN COMPLETELY MISLED ABOUT PAIN RELIEVERS

yes, everything I thought I knew… the complete opposite is true!


Recently I was invited to a Breakfast with Nurofen to ‘explore pain relief’ and I am so happy I went. I was really interested in what the Nurofen experts had to say, because honestly, up until about two years ago, I was really cautious about my family taking Nurofen.

Okay, background story… Nurofen is the only painkiller that works for my husband’s blinding migraines; and Nurofen Kids has been a blessing when Mr M gets his new {painful} wire adjustments for his braces; and recently, I’ve been giving it to Mr Z for growing pains at night!

{Actually, true story… Mr M, who is now 13, has asked if we can get the new Nurofen Soft Chewable Capsules – which I think are genius! Perfect for the in-between age when syrup is ‘too baby’ and they can’t quite swallow tablets yet!}

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At the breakfast {pics above} I asked one of the experts everything I wanted to know about Nurofen, since it’s become a staple in our medicine kit. Here’s what I found out…

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TWO HUGE PAIN RELIEVER MYTHS
myth #1: all pain relievers are the same and must be taken with food

At the briefing breakfast I found out that not all pain relievers work the same way, and in fact, they all have different properties and different ways that they relieve pain. {For example, Nurofen helps reduce inflammation and acts at the site of the pain.}

Another myth that was dispelled by the experts is that all Nurofen products are the same. Not true, not all Nurofen are the same. Nurofen Zavance tablets and caplets are absorbed up to two times faster than standard Nurofen.

myth #2: Nurofen is harsh on tummies

I had always thought paracetamol was the only pain reliever we could take without food, but that is a huge misconception. This is something that I thought was true, but not so! If you read the packaging, it says Nurofen can be taken with water alone. {Contrary to what my pharmacist has told me in the past when I’ve bought Nurofen from the chemist.}

So all this time when I’ve been taking Nurofen with food, it has taken longer for the active ingredient (ibuprofen) to be absorbed into my blood, meaning it may take longer for it to kick in. {Seriously happy I found out this information.}

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After the breakfast brief and speaking to the experts, I feel totally comfortable with my family taking Nurofen – for us, it really works. And we’ll be taking onboard what I’ve learnt and sharing it with our friends, because from my experience, we have previously been misled by misinformation!

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MY MEDICINE KIT:

The types of Nurofen products you choose to include in your family medical kit is completely a personal preference. For me, now the myths have been dispelled, I find it easier to choose the perfect products for my family.

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Here’s what we keep in our medicine kit…

For kids under 12: Nurofen for Children is a range of age-appropriate products suitable for 3 months old and up. The ones Mr. M asked for are the Nurofen for Children Soft Chewable Capsules for kids from 7 years plus – he finds them easy to chew and he doesn’t need to take them with water. Perfect for tweens, who don’t want to take the syrup any more, but can’t swallow tablets yet. {Also great for travelling!}


For every day pain for those from 12 years – adult:
Nurofen standard or Nurofen Zavance are two great staples I have in my medicine cabinet for everyday aches and pains. Nurofen Zavance {available in tablets and caplets} contains a different formula that is absorbed up to two times faster than standard Nurofen. There’s also Nuromol,a combination of ibuprofen and paracetamol and I only need to take one tablet to provide me with long lasting pain relief.

For more information head to www.nurofen.com.au 

{This post is a paid post by Nurofen. Any information about non-Nurofen products is my opinion.}

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