Ibuprofen

(Nurofen®, Brufen®, Flarin®, Calprofen® , Ibuprofen)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
Yes - effervescent granules available (Brufen® brand)
Available as a liquid?
Yes - oral suspension, oral syrup
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Yes - orodispersible tablets available (Nurofen Meltlets® brand)
Available as something for placing on your gum?
-
Available as granules?
-
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
-
Available as an injection?
-
Available as nasal/oral spray?
-
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Ibuprofen
Usual formulation brand names
Nurofen®, Brufen®, Flarin®, Calprofen®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes (MR tablets, MR capsules)
Modified release
Yes, some
Film coated
Yes
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
No
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Yes - oral suspension, oral syrup
Are specials or imports available?
Yes- suspension
Liquid strengths
100mg/5mL, 200mg/5mL
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes- oral suspension. (Syrup is not sugar free)
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
onsider changing to an alternaive NSAID which is available in other formulations (e.g. diclofenac injection/suppository). Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer ibuprofen oral syrup via enteral feeding tubes. Stop the enteral feed before administration. Draw up the required dose and an equal volume of water into an enteral syringe then administer via enteral feeding tube. Flush the feeding tube with water before and after administration of the medication. No break in feeding is required after the medication has been administered.
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