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Nurofen: targeted relief from pain.

From headaches to lower back pain, cold symptoms, dental pain and fever, you’ll find information here to help make a smart choice on which Nurofen product is best for you.

Along with helpful articles, Nurofen.co.uk gives you a better understanding of pain, how each Nurofen product works and how to use it for best results.

Nurofen’s success is the result of over 30 years of research and development. We are experts in pain, and we are here to help you. 

The story of Nurofen. 

A ground breaking story

The story begins with the discovery of ibuprofen, the active ingredient in Nurofen.

It all happened back in the 60’s when a team of scientists from Boots Pharmaceuticals in London, set out to develop a painkiller. They invented ibuprofen which they found to be capable of reducing pain and inflammation. This provided doctors around the world with a useful alternative for helping to relieve mild to moderate pain.

In 1969 ibuprofen was first made available to the public, but it was only available on prescription. In 1983 when Nurofen was launched as an over–the-counter medicine; it was the first time ibuprofen was available to purchase without the need for a prescription, and that it gained public recognition as an effective pain-reliever for mild to moderate pain

More play time. Less pain time

In 1998 Nurofen was the first brand to develop an ibuprofen-based pain reliever for babies and children. Launched as Nurofen for Children, it gave fast, effective relief from pain and fever for babies as young as 3 months (and weighing over 5kg) to 12 years old.  And now 9 out of 10 mums would recommend for Nurofen for Children*


Just like the development of ibuprofen, Nurofen continues the push to find more ways to provide effective pain relief. This is reflected in the ever-increasing range of Nurofen products targeting the source of your symptoms, like Nurofen Cold and Flu, and the development of ibuprofen formulations that are absorbed up to twice as fast as standard Nurofen, such as Nurofen Express Liquid Capsules.

This on-going innovation is what makes Nurofen the nation’s favourite branded painkiller.**

*Recommended by mums who used Nurofen for Children, to their friends. A survey by Mum’s Views of 141 mums. Suitable for children aged 3 months to 12 years. Contains Ibuprofen. Always read the label. **AC Nielsen Total Coverage MAT Volume Sales WE 06.12.14  Nurofen Cold and Flu. For cold & flu relief. Nurofen Express 200mg Liquid Capsules contains ibuprofen. For pain relief. Always read the label. U K/N/0115/0002a