- Nurofen’s success is the result of over 30 years of research and development. We are experienced in pain relief, and we are here to help.
- Nurofen contains Ibuprofen which has anti-inflammatory properties
- Nurofen (200mg) can be taken with water
No.1 branded pain relief1
Developed in the UK
The story of ibuprofen starts in 1953, with a team led by a talented young pharmacist named Dr Stewart Adams. It is a story of perseverance, a passion for science, and above all, a desire to improve people’s lives.
The Nurofen Story
Dr Adams started his research by looking at aspirin, and in particular its anti-inflammatory mode of action. He tested more than 200 salicylate compounds, similar to aspirin, but was unable to deliver a significant improvement. However, he did identify the carboxylic part of the molecule as important for the anti-inflammatory effect.1
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Reckitt Benckiser Archival Assets 2019: 3.1.3 [‘Pharmacy education brochure, Nurofen UK launch, 1983’]
Reckitt Benckiser Archival Assets 2019: 2.2.1. [Dr M Busson speaking at Nurofen launch, 1983]