I’m one of those people that, if I have a pain, I will take a tablet for it.
I came across these in my local discount shop, they were (and still are) only 99p per pack of 16, I thought I would give them a try.
Ibuprofen is an anti inflammatory, which means that they reduce swelling in order to help stop pain, instead of directly affecting the brain itself.
They are round tablets with a coating that makes them much easier to swallow than non-coated tablets.
Do they work?
Yes they do! After about 20 minutes the pain in my head had subsided, (it works for any kind of pain) including toothache!
It can also be used as an occasional treatment for the symptoms of colds and flu as anti-inflammatory drugs can also help to reduce fever.
Please note that if you have ever had a stomach ulcer or bleeding of the stomach, are taking NSAID painkillers or aspirin then you are not recommended to take these. Also always take them with water and after food, this reduces the risk of stomach ulcers.