Redcutions on Pain Relief - Ibuprofen Tablets 16 for 20p @ Tesco - HotUKDeals
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Best deal I've found on ibuprofen tablets. 20p for 16 in big stores and also available in Tesco Metro and Express stories for a mean spirited 21p. What will they do with all those extra pennies. The active ingredient is identical to that in the brand name tablets. These are exactly the same, with the same chemical effect! Don't pay £1.99 at Boots - buy these instead

The picture shows old packaging - now in shiny silver boxes. Make sure you get the tablets - the capsules are more expensive.
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#1
I don't know if they still have the policy where they limit how many boxes, 2 or 3 per a visit
#2
Yea there is a limit per transaction, but u can always do multiple transactions.
#3
Same Price at Sainsburys with Asda charging only 10p more

Sainsburys - 20p
Asda - 30p
#4
wacko911
Yea there is a limit per transaction, but u can always do multiple transactions.


the same cashier shouldn't serve you but obviously if they dont remember then nothing stopping you
#5
Need these after sledging today, didn't know it was THAT much of a drop :cry:
#6
How many are needed for a succesful suicide attempt?
#7
90% off is a blatent lie.............these are 28p in Wilkinsons........3 for £1 in Poundland..........and Ibuprofen is NOT restricted by law to 2 packs per purchase,but the till operators are just following wrong orders.............the tills are programmed to flag up if you buy too many.......its the jobsworth's fault..............i bought ten packs in Wilkinsons on friday................oh! she said,the till wont let me sell you all these.............i told her that was for aspirins and paracetamol and the like...........so she rang them up and there was no problem...........another branch of Wilkinsons told me that there was NO restriction on Ibuprofen.......i can only repeat what i was told.................
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antenna
90% off is a blatent lie.............these are 28p in Wilkinsons........3 for £1 in Poundland..........and Ibuprofen is NOT restricted by law to 2 packs per purchase,but the till operators are just following wrong orders.............the tills are programmed to flag up if you buy too many.......its the jobsworth's fault..............i bought ten packs in Wilkinsons on friday................oh! she said,the till wont let me sell you all these.............i told her that was for aspirins and paracetamol and the like...........so she rang them up and there was no problem...........another branch of Wilkinsons told me that there was NO restriction on Ibuprofen.......i can only repeat what i was told.................


From working in a pharmacy I can tell you that there are restrictions, but only to the point where they cannot be sold in large quantities unless there is a pharmacist on the premises.

Also just one full stop would have done at the end of each sentence.
#9
90% off?? So that means they are normally 38p??

Bloody hell. Asda's at 30p does me better.

The deal is an obvious lie, but is cheaper at 20p, so technically, hot.
#10
antenna
90% off is a blatent lie.............these are 28p in Wilkinsons........3 for £1 in Poundland..........and Ibuprofen is NOT restricted by law to 2 packs per purchase,but the till operators are just following wrong orders.............the tills are programmed to flag up if you buy too many.......its the jobsworth's fault..............i bought ten packs in Wilkinsons on friday................oh! she said,the till wont let me sell you all these.............i told her that was for aspirins and paracetamol and the like...........so she rang them up and there was no problem...........another branch of Wilkinsons told me that there was NO restriction on Ibuprofen.......i can only repeat what i was told.................


not sure its 'law' about paracetamol either afaik its the retailer taking the position of being seen as a 'responsible retailer' ie kill yourself and can wash hands of you.
think the law affecting non pharmacies was only on package size (max 16)
all painkillers will get lumped together in this as shop asssistants dont have the qualification/rights to decide on sales of medicines.
pack of 5 baby paracetemol is classed the same as a pack of 16 paracetamol which has about 25 times the paracetemol in it.
Tesco follow this even if wilkos don't, 2 packs max of any painkiller... even though they act on different areas of the brain and have wildly varying toxicity levels.
#11
New Non-Addictive Pain Killer 1000 Times Stronger Than Morphine

http://www.prolifeblogs.com/articles/aggregator.php?entry=266443
#12
he6rt6gr6m
90% off?? So that means they are normally 38p??

Bloody hell. Asda's at 30p does me better.

The deal is an obvious lie, but is cheaper at 20p, so technically, hot.


If they was £1.............with 90% off they would be 10p...............where did you learn your maths.......................university?
#13
marianne123
From working in a pharmacy I can tell you that there are restrictions, but only to the point where they cannot be sold in large quantities unless there is a pharmacist on the premises.

Also just one full stop would have done at the end of each sentence.


Blimey. there is a restriction on full stops now:whistling:
#14
i personally buy branded painkillers as they are more effective when i use them.i dont know if this is the case for everyone.when it comes to health dont save a quid or so and suffer,buy the real thing and feel better quicker.
#15
gidabrigi
i personally buy branded painkillers as they are more effective when i use them.i dont know if this is the case for everyone.when it comes to health dont save a quid or so and suffer,buy the real thing and feel better quicker.


Absolutely right, the cheaper tablets have a poorer quality binding material so the main chemical may be the same, but the stuff surrounding it is not.

Better makes do work better, Panadol may be 10 times the price, but it works 10 times better in my opinion.
#16
antenna
90% off is a blatent lie.............these are 28p in Wilkinsons........3 for £1 in Poundland..........and Ibuprofen is NOT restricted by law to 2 packs per purchase,but the till operators are just following wrong orders.............the tills are programmed to flag up if you buy too many.......its the jobsworth's fault..............i bought ten packs in Wilkinsons on friday................oh! she said,the till wont let me sell you all these.............i told her that was for aspirins and paracetamol and the like...........so she rang them up and there was no problem...........another branch of Wilkinsons told me that there was NO restriction on Ibuprofen.......i can only repeat what i was told.................


You are right - there is NO restrictions on Ibuprofen, just paracetemol based tablets. If there was how come you can buy 96 in a box!
And you can never have enough full stops! .......................................
#17
gidabrigi
i personally buy branded painkillers as they are more effective.


No they're not, it's your imagination. Branded painkillers are a huge rip-off. It's the same active ingredient!
#18
gidabrigi: I don't skimp on my health by choosing non-branded medication. The active ingredients are the same in branded or non-branded.

But, I believe, the placebo effect can account for the difference in perception. Any chemist around who can give a definite answer to this?
#19
gidabrigi
i personally buy branded painkillers as they are more effective when i use them.i dont know if this is the case for everyone.when it comes to health dont save a quid or so and suffer,buy the real thing and feel better quicker.


Perfect example of the pacebo effect. If you were given a sugar pill and told it was a branded painkiller you'd probably report it as effective.
#20
I try and avoid buying the branded drugs (Panadol, Nurofen, Dispirin etc.); At the end of the day the drug is the same, the only difference is the method of delivery and it's often not worth paying the extra money (31p vs £4.80 for 32 tablets of generic Ibuprofen vs bog standard Nurofen)
#21
diabeticguy
How many are needed for a succesful suicide attempt?

The lethal dose depends a lot on the circumstances. And even if someone kills themselves, it is hardly a "successful suicide" - because it is a slow and painful death caused by liver failure.

Maybe that's why paracetamol sales are restricted, because at the end of the day you can kill yourself with an overdose of just about anything.
HesFamily4
You are right - there is NO restrictions on Ibuprofen, just paracetemol based tablets.

Are you sure? Certainly ASDA did not let me buy 1 bottle of baby ibuprofen on top of 2 bottle of baby paracetamol. Maybe they cannot tell the difference...
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If you put Lidlbix in a Weetabix box do they taste nicer?. I swopped my wife's birth control pills with Aspirins and now at bedtime she never has a headache.................i will cross that "other" bridge when i come to it
#23
gidabrigi
i personally buy branded painkillers as they are more effective when i use them.i dont know if this is the case for everyone.when it comes to health dont save a quid or so and suffer,buy the real thing and feel better quicker.


What absolute rubbish.

In hospital they don't say "..this man has got terrible crush injuries from being run over, its serious, we better give him nurofen instead of ibuprufen..."?

:whistling:
#24
Branded is exactly the same stuff, only 10x more expensive! If Panadol Extra (or whatever other expensive brand) was on special offer from £4 down to £0.50, I'd still buy the Asda £0.30 equivalent...it's the same active ingredient!
#25
If the placebo effect works for you with branded medicines then good for you (and the brands involved), but that's all it is.

MrPuddington

Maybe that's why paracetamol sales are restricted, because at the end of the day you can kill yourself with an overdose of just about anything..


Indeed, you can kill yourself with too much water pretty effectively.
banned#26
popoyaya
New Non-Addictive Pain Killer 1000 Times Stronger Than Morphine

http://www.prolifeblogs.com/articles/aggregator.php?entry=266443


Thats the stupidest article I've read in years.
I'm still in shock ten minutes after reading it
#27
bob_regis
What absolute rubbish.

In hospital they don't say "..this man has got terrible crush injuries from being run over, its serious, we better give him nurofen instead of ibuprufen..."?

:whistling:


I would absolutely refuse to be taken to hospital in the back of a Bedford ambulance......you get much better treatment in a Mercedes one:thumbsup:
#28
gidabrigi
i personally buy branded painkillers as they are more effective when i use them.i dont know if this is the case for everyone.when it comes to health dont save a quid or so and suffer,buy the real thing and feel better quicker.


Can I just point out that I buy Galpharm paracetamol from Superdrug at 16p for 16 capsules. If you look inside the box they have Galpharm etc all over the blister packs. If you look inside boxes of Tesco/Superdrug/Morrisons/Asda paracetamol 16 capsules they are actually the same Galpharm blister packs but the supermarkets are selling them at 39p or so FOR EXACTLY THE SAME THING!

Have a look next time you go! Galpharm supply a lot of tablets to places but you're only paying for the brand name. I'll be sticking with the 16p ones - which are the exact same for less than half the price.
#29
siadwel
Need these after sledging today, didn't know it was THAT much of a drop :cry:


I'm affraid they don't replenish brain cells or common sense!

Might be getting this wrong but aren't the ones in Aldi at the till (in the yellow box) 15p a pack? I find these Aldi ones better than the branded ones - maybe I'm responding to the penny-pinching effect.
#30
We always bring a brand back from the USA. Can't remember the well known brand but they are awesome little tablets.

Bayen or something there called.
#31
diabeticguy
How many are needed for a succesful suicide attempt?


A couple of packs should do the trick mate.
banned#32
markoUK
We always bring a brand back from the USA. Can't remember the well known brand but they are awesome little tablets.

Bayen or something there called.


Motrin?
#33
maybe we should just take the pill that makes us feel better cheap or expensive,maybe some of you who havent tried both should shut up.
#35
naff!!
#36
being to the point, its a good deal and at this price the wifey cannot complain of headaches before bedtime.lol.
#37
I usually buy generic. Sometimes I'm caught short and have to go spend £2-£3 on nurofen or similar. Don't believe I've ever noticed a difference in effect, so presume as has been said the placebo effect is alive and well.

And generally I *would* pay more for something noticeably better or more effective.
#38
breadfred
gidabrigi: I don't skimp on my health by choosing non-branded medication. The active ingredients are the same in branded or non-branded.

But, I believe, the placebo effect can account for the difference in perception. Any chemist around who can give a definite answer to this?


Yes, that is actually correct, but it is also to do with the price you pay rather than the solely brand, if you buy a packet of £3 pain killers reduced to £1, because you paid less, they will be less effective for a proportion of people. Believe it or not, studies have even shown that the colour of the box of a pain killer affects the placebo effect.

Chapter 10 of the book Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely covers it. It's on Amazon for about a fiver. It's a great book.
#39
brilly
not sure its 'law' about paracetamol either afaik its the retailer taking the position of being seen as a 'responsible retailer' ie kill yourself and can wash hands of you.
think the law affecting non pharmacies was only on package size (max 16)
all painkillers will get lumped together in this as shop asssistants dont have the qualification/rights to decide on sales of medicines.
pack of 5 baby paracetemol is classed the same as a pack of 16 paracetamol which has about 25 times the paracetemol in it.
Tesco follow this even if wilkos don't, 2 packs max of any painkiller... even though they act on different areas of the brain and have wildly varying toxicity levels.


+1
Yep, in Tesco they will only let you put through 2 max boxes of ANY painkiller ... that's just their policy.
#40
Good price. Im addicted to them; but now I can buy in bulk

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