What are the possible side effects of Nurofen plus?
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with ibuprofen and codeine. Just because a side effect is stated here does not mean that all people using Nurofen plus will experience that or any side effect.
- Indigestion or abdominal pain. Usually avoided by taking the medicine with food.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Dry mouth.
- Skin rash. Stop taking Nurofen plus and consult your doctor if you get a skin rash or sores inside your mouth while taking it.
- Hearing disturbances.
- Difficulty passing urine.
- Ulceration or bleeding in the stomach or intestine. If you experience any sign of bleeding from the stomach or bowels after taking Nurofen plus, such as vomiting blood and/or passing black/tarry/bloodstained stools, you should stop taking it and consult your doctor immediately.
- Codeine can cause drowsiness, although at the dose in Nurofen plus this is very unlikely.
- Dependence on the medicine if used regularly or for long periods of time (see above).
- Hypersensitivity reactions such as narrowing of the airways (bronchospasm), swelling of the lips, throat and tongue (angioedema), itchy blistering rash or anaphylactic shock.
- Kidney, liver or blood disorders.
Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you want any more
information about the possible side effects of Nurofen plus. If you think you
have experienced a side effect, did you know you can report this using the yellow card website?