Nurofen 200MG Tablets 16 Pack - 25p @ Lidl
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Nurofen 200MG Tablets 16 Pack - 25p @ Lidl

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Found 5th Nov 2011
Was in Lidl in on the castlereagh Road Belfast and noticed they where selling Nurofen 16pack for just 25p. I looked them up at tesco and they are £3.00

Good Deal I think
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or just buy a generic pack - they all do the same thing, pointless paying £3 for a brand name when you can get the same for 20p
25p for 16 pack of ibuprofen is still pretty good though
Edited by: "A_T" 5th Nov 2011
Excellent find
Agree with 1st post, I would never pay £3 for ibuprofen. This is a good price for nurofen, but it Is possible to buy exactly the same cheaper.
2quid odd in mine
possibly a local reduction due to dating?
did you actually buy any?
Edited by: "brilly" 5th Nov 2011
It's quite common in Lidl to have the wrong prices displayed on the shelf. Will scan the full price, happened to me. Check your receipt.


Edited by: "pet2000" 5th Nov 2011
That's the price of the own brand paracetamols. Either the op has looked at the wrong shelf for price or, as said above, its the wrong ticket.
There is no point in buying branded drugs. I get very angry on this topic...... 25p is similar to a generic price so im not gonna vote either way
mdekq007

There is no point in buying branded drugs. I get very angry on this … There is no point in buying branded drugs. I get very angry on this topic...... 25p is similar to a generic price so im not gonna vote either way



Dont get too angry, might give you a headache
mdekq007

There is no point in buying branded drugs. I get very angry on this … There is no point in buying branded drugs. I get very angry on this topic...... 25p is similar to a generic price so im not gonna vote either way


I agree. But...

Read about placebo effects (Ben Goldacre has some good examples). In credulous people branded Nurofen tablets are better at easing headaches than unbranded generics (even though they are pharmaceutically identical). And yellow pills are better than white ones..

Unfortunately I know the science, so I don't believe there is a difference, so the effect does not work on me.

Fortunately that means I can freely buy the really cheap generics.
Original Poster
This is the correct price I have a picture of the shelf end to proof it. Didnt buy any myself got plenty of the generic stuff at home
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I wouldn't take that... it's dangerous if taken for a long time...
Better take paracetamol or, even better, Aspirin. And if you can't stand the pain ask your GP for paracetamol+codeine, works great
Ahhh so that's where the contaminated packs ended up

:-)

bbc.co.uk/new…236
Agrajag

I agree. But...Read about placebo effects (Ben Goldacre has some good … I agree. But...Read about placebo effects (Ben Goldacre has some good examples). In credulous people branded Nurofen tablets are better at easing headaches than unbranded generics (even though they are pharmaceutically identical). And yellow pills are better than white ones..Unfortunately I know the science, so I don't believe there is a difference, so the effect does not work on me.Fortunately that means I can freely buy the really cheap generics.



I was in Boots last week and the lady in front of me in the queue was clutching her 8-10 year old son in one hand and a fistful of homeopathic "Bach's" rescue remedies in the other. It was clear that she had a cold and was incredibly stressed...

...I was tempted to point out to her that her £20-30 fistful of crap was in fact very, very expensive alcohol (better just buy a bottle of whiskey) that doesn't even taste nice...

But had I done that and on the slim chance that I'd be believed, wouldn't this have removed any 'placebo' effect that the Bach's rescue remedy may have had for the poor woman?

I just feel sorry for her and her kid and angry that Boot's (and other high street pharmacies) sell this nonsense. I've bought it in the past and really wish I could get a refund now that I have full control of my senses.
Ibuprofen has always been excellent in getting rid of a headache for me - paracetamols are useless.

For some reason I do find the generic versions a little weaker, so I just take 800mg instead of 600mg of Nurofen. I know they should be the same, but they just seem a little weaker.

With regards to the above post, I get really annoyed the way chemists make a fortune out of the common cold. The only product that I ever spend money on is Lemsip Max Cold and Flu. As a taxi driver, it clears my head and although it cures nothing, it enables me to go out feeling much clearer and earn some money.

Pharmaceutical companies aren't spending billions on research into illness - look at the top 3 grossing prescription drugs over the past 30 years. In the 70's it was Valium, in the 80's it was Prozac, and in the late 90's it was Viagra - nearly all prescribed for recreational use.

Whatever company manages to find the cure for male pattern baldness will be worth a ridiculous sum of money. That's the one they're all working hard at.
pozmu

I wouldn't take that... it's dangerous if taken for a long time...Better … I wouldn't take that... it's dangerous if taken for a long time...Better take paracetamol or, even better, Aspirin. And if you can't stand the pain ask your GP for paracetamol+codeine, works great



I agree with you partly in that long term use of paracetamol is safer than if used ibuprofen long term.However, I don't know why you think aspirin is "even better", any competent medical professional would tell you it is far worse - it is siginificantly more likely to cause stomach ulceration than ibuprofen if used at the doses normally taken for pain relief. Paracetamol + codeine is slightly better at pain relief for some however, the codeine element can be addicitive and it also depends on the type of pain. Back to the deal tho - it is a good price for branded ibuprofen (technically equally as good as generics tho).
AndyEssex

Ibuprofen has always been excellent in getting rid of a headache for me - … Ibuprofen has always been excellent in getting rid of a headache for me - paracetamols are useless.For some reason I do find the generic versions a little weaker, so I just take 800mg instead of 600mg of Nurofen. I know they should be the same, but they just seem a little weaker.



You are aware that the correct dose for ibuprofen is 400mg?

If you find they don't work then try taking paracetamol and ibuprofen together. Paracetamol is a great drug when used in combination with others - even in hospital on morphine drips you will still be prescribed paracetamol along with.

Back to the deal, I'm not voting either way for the aforementioned reasons that generics are just as good.
PatchedUp

You are aware that the correct dose for ibuprofen is 400mg?If you find … You are aware that the correct dose for ibuprofen is 400mg?If you find they don't work then try taking paracetamol and ibuprofen together. Paracetamol is a great drug when used in combination with others - even in hospital on morphine drips you will still be prescribed paracetamol along with.Back to the deal, I'm not voting either way for the aforementioned reasons that generics are just as good.



Agreed, plus taking it regularly (4 times a day max) is greatly better then on an "as required" basis.
littlepinkstarz

or just buy a generic pack - they all do the same thing, pointless paying … or just buy a generic pack - they all do the same thing, pointless paying £3 for a brand name when you can get the same for 20p



I used to buy Anadin Extra for headaches.
Bought Tesco Extra Power Pain Reliever Capsules.The packaging/colours imitate Anadin.(probably why I bought them)
They are just as good as Anadin and a fraction of the price.(45p for 16)
Heat added.Doubt very much it's nationwide though.
That is an excellent price. I work in a pharmacy and we charge £3.00. You cannot always compare Nurofen to the cheaper brands,as the "bulking" agents they put into them,are often inferior and some patients are allergic to certain types. You are not always,just paying for the name,but also the qualitiy. Personally,I do buy just plain Ibuprofen,but we do have customets that only ever buy Nurofen because of that reason.
Heat added its down here in Reading
Agrajag

Read about placebo effects (Ben Goldacre has some good examples). In … Read about placebo effects (Ben Goldacre has some good examples). In credulous people branded Nurofen tablets are better at easing headaches than unbranded generics (even though they are pharmaceutically identical). And yellow pills are better than white ones..Unfortunately I know the science, so I don't believe there is a difference, so the effect does not work on me.Fortunately that means I can freely buy the really cheap generics.



This is absolutely true - people who believe that expensive branded painkillers are better do actually get more painkilling effect from them... and if they're given a generic and told it's branded, they get the same effect.

(Pain is one of the symptoms most amenable to the placebo effect but it happens in all kinds of other areas and that's why clinical trials where drugs are compared against placebos and where not even the doctors know who is getting what are so important.)

For me, generic 16p per packet paracetamol works almost every time - better than ibuprofen. Placebo effect for me too? Perhaps!
ooh lots of opinions here, allow me to add my own irrelevant take on this...
though i am sure the painkiller part is identical across the brands there can in theory be different additives which could speed up absorption and boost effect.

still, reason i dont exclusively buy the cheapest ones is the taste.
paracetamol is rank - i buy it in capsules (not seen coated tabs at similar prices else id buy those)
similarly ibuprofen i assume is nasty too as is (almost?) always coated.
the pink lidl coating is a bit grim and textured (whites ok iirc) but the cheap tesco ones are nice and minty and go down without an extra drink.
couple pence extra is nothing for that little less hassle when you are taking them.

was the sign printed or written? in those cramped medicine areas the signs are never really where they should be.


Edited by: "brilly" 5th Nov 2011
heatherwall

That is an excellent price. I work in a pharmacy and we charge £3.00. You … That is an excellent price. I work in a pharmacy and we charge £3.00. You cannot always compare Nurofen to the cheaper brands,as the "bulking" agents they put into them,are often inferior and some patients are allergic to certain types. You are not always,just paying for the name,but also the qualitiy. Personally,I do buy just plain Ibuprofen,but we do have customets that only ever buy Nurofen because of that reason.



Whilst some of the branded medications contain inactive ingredients that do affect the efficacy of the drug [source: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/medicines/brand_generic.htm], surely this isn't true for Ibuprofen?

Those who buy Neurofen do so, I suspect, out of habit or ignorance rather than because they've considered two equivalent options and therefore choose to go for the more expensive one with the shinier packaging.
liddlefeesh

Whilst some of the branded medications contain inactive ingredients that … Whilst some of the branded medications contain inactive ingredients that do affect the efficacy of the drug [source: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/medicines/brand_generic.htm], surely this isn't true for Ibuprofen?



You are correct, the ones they are talking about there are modified/slow release drugs, there is no version of this for ibuprofen, just bog standard run of the mill ibuprofen.
read this and it may make a little more sence also the linking article on nurofen plus.

bbc.co.uk/new…581

i got me a headache after reading all that lot!
Merry Christmas!
various arguments for and against
but the fact is the generic price ones are just cheap pharmaceutical copies. If the branded ones werent about there wouldn't be any cheap generic copies as only the branded companies spend on the R&D to invent these new drugs. I appreciate in this case that Ibruprofin wasnt invented by Nurofen



or another take.

your average tight fisted HUKD regular#s headache goes away because of the placebo affect of thinking they've only spend 12p on 16 tablets and theyve still got 14 left.
just over 1p to get shot of a headache!!................ HOT from me
Edited by: "snowtiger" 6th Nov 2011
pozmu

I wouldn't take that... it's dangerous if taken for a long time...Better … I wouldn't take that... it's dangerous if taken for a long time...Better take paracetamol or, even better, Aspirin. And if you can't stand the pain ask your GP for paracetamol+codeine, works great



Although ibuprofen is a dodgy on the stomach, aspirin is 10x as bad
Nice price but not a store near me to buy
krazykizza

Nice price but not a store near me to buy



It would cost me more than £1 in fuel to get to my nearest Lidl, but Tesco's own or Sainsbury's own I'm sure are only 45p or similar, and I have a Tesco 5 minutes walk away
AndyEssex

It would cost me more than £1 in fuel to get to my nearest Lidl, but … It would cost me more than £1 in fuel to get to my nearest Lidl, but Tesco's own or Sainsbury's own I'm sure are only 45p or similar, and I have a Tesco 5 minutes walk away


I'd cost me about £8 in fuel
amazing tablets, they shoot straight to the root of the pain and sort it out ASAP. like an arrow hitting a dartboard!
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