Rafen Ibuprofen 200mg 50 Tablets $2.39 (Save $4.30) + Delivery (Free for $99+ Orders) @ Pharmacy Direct

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I have needed to use a lot of Nurofen (Ibuprofen) over the last couple weeks and was looking to restock my supply and came across this non-branded alternative (or maybe I just have not seen it before) at a far cheaper price than the 'branded' products. 2.39/50 = 4.7c per tablet

Chemist Warehouse sell the same product for $2.99 and will price beat by 10% if you want to go through their conditions of getting it for about $2 per box. This would be ideal for those who don't live near Pharmacy Direct.

Nurofen in comparison for 96 tablets 200mg - $13.99 or 13.99/96 = 14.5c per tablet

Price at Pharmacy Direct for Nurofen 96 tablets 200mg - $16.99

Reviews look really positive for the non-branded product so will give it a try.

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    Pro : Australian brand and cheap
    Cons : https://au.indeed.com/cmp/Alphapharm/reviews

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    That's a lot of COX inhibition

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    whats Ibuprofen for?

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      Pain relief. I have been alternating between Ibuprofen and Paracetamol to help dull my pain.

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        Try both. I think it works better. But don't buy Nuromol. Make your own by taking one Ibuprofen 200mg and one paracetamol 500mg. Works just as good and you don't pay the absurd markup. I am not a Doctor; consult one etc.

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          is it just a painkiller or can cure? wont make us addicted to it, right?
          so similar like voltraren tablets?
          got some ITB and piriformis syndromes

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          Yeah when I say alternate I mean 2hrs apart (but still every 4hrs before taking the same dosage). I don't like to depend on the drugs but they do help! I'll look into your suggestion and ask my doc's opinion. Thanks!

          I was also given a script for Codeine to help with the pain but find I hallucinate big time on what was prescribed so don't take that anymore..

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            @CrocDundee: Maybe ask your Doc for an alternative to codeine while you're there. I landed up in the emergency room with gall bladder stones a few times about fifteen years ago. It was the most excruciating pain I have ever felt. Each time they gave me I think pethidine and it did nothing. They then switched to morphine which worked instantly. It's funny how the human body works.

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              @Daabido: Yeah I was originally given Endone but kept vomiting it up (even though they were giving me anti-nausea tablets at the same time as well!) so after 5 days of continual vomit they changed me over to Codeine and that stopped the vomiting. I can manage well enough on the Panadol and Ibuprofen but doc says I'll have the symptoms for about 3-6 months.. :(

              I go back to hospital in 6 weeks to get a scan (I had a head injury which caused a slight brain bleed) to see if there is any improvement. At the moment I'm not allowed to drive until after the check up scan :(

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          Along with a shot of espresso, always seems to do wonders.

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      It's an anti-inflammatory. So will reduce inflammation/swelling/irritation in any structure. If there is pain from the inflammation, then the pain will be reduced as the inflammation goes down and in most cases go. However, if pain is not caused from inflammation, but from something else, then the ibuprofen will probably not work. Ibuprofen is not a direct pain killer like codeine, Panadol etc

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        ok looks good will try but from chemistwarehouse instead. otherwise delivery is killing this deal

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        Also please check with your doctor if you have high blood pressure and are on medication as this can raise it. Also make sure you have food in stomach as this (and all anti inflams) can damage the stomach lining and cause stomach ulcers if taken on an empty stomach. Sometimes I'll drink a glass of milk if don't feel like eating something.

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      Hangovers

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    You can buy Kirkland (Costco) bulk ibuprofen from eBay for cheap direct from USA.

    I paid US$12 for 500.

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      That is cheap! What's the mg content? or do you have a link?

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        standard 200mg. Just search eBay.

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          Nice - yeah I worry when buying products like these over eBay or non-genuine pharmacy websites if they are accurate. I mean what quality control do they have or provide? You'd hope it would be safe coming from the USA but I have my doubts, unfortunately.

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            @CrocDundee: Its wise to have doubts. Counterfeit medication is a big business in places like India and China, and its hard for an individual to test to see if your getting the real deal or just a calcium carbonate tablet.

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    This would be ideal for those who don't live near Pharmcy Direct.

    I think is almost everyone. As far as I can see, the only store is at Silverwater.

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    hey guys this works well when you have heyfever. Its temporary relief tho

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    Rafen have been available for at least 10-20 years. Just as good as any other.

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    I know this post is for ibuprofen but it's interesting that we still don't fully understand how paracetamol works to reduce pain and fever.

    Headaches are another issue that is not fully understood. I often wonder why a common headache usually disappears to never return (thankfully) after taking one dose of pain relief. You would think it would come back after the medication effects had worn off.

    I asked these questions to Dr Karl once and stumped everyone.

    Well anyway, who else has some useless comments to add on this fine day?

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      Hahaha - interesting observation. I guess head injuries are quite hard for doctors to fully diagnose and understand the effects and therefore, prescribe accurate or even correct pain relief. In my case, I have constant headaches and is only dulled with pain relief (paracetamol and ibuprofen). If I don't keep up with the pain relief (every 4hrs) then the headaches become unbearable. This has been ongoing now for just over 3 weeks.

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        I thought long term ibuprofen use was bad for the stomach. What has your doctor said about that?

        As others have pointed out, take them with food. My wife got an ulcer using ibuprofen and it's a big risk.

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        So you had a head injury? Have you had brain scans? Measurement of intra cranial pressure?

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          Yes - CT scan and was monitored in hospital for a couple weeks. Scans showed a brain bleed but only about 3mm deep so they didn't operate.

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            @CrocDundee: Damn, hope you make a speedy recovery. If symptoms don't improve over the next few weeks get the doctor to refer you to a specialist (if the hospital hasn't put you under the care of one already) and get an MRI, as this shows more detail than a CT. And if its Work Cover or TAC, definitely push for these things, as will all be covered. If it's on the public system, you have to push a little harder :)

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              @Sammyboy: Thanks! Doctors tell me the symptoms could hang around for 3-6mths. Unfortunately the incident was due to a freak of nature accident. I was at a park when a strong wind storm blew down a tree that smashed onto a wooden gazebo shelter that I was standing under. The wooden beam and tree branches crashed on top of me. I have no memory of the incident but needless to say, it could have been a lot worse!

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    I've been buying it from Chemist Warehouse for years. Works great for me as normal paracetamol does nothing.

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      good. hopefully can help. lately couldnt sleep because of pain around knee cap and IT bands muscle on the side of the right legs

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    Just letting people know I ordered a bunch of stuff from Chemist Warehouse and included this branded Ibuprofen in the order. Emailed them with the link of the cheaper price and received confirmation of a credit of 10% off their competitors price. Saved me 66c :D

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