(Nurofen®, Brufen®, , Ibuprofen)
Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets, Caplets, Capsules, Soft Filled Capsules
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Yes - orodispersible melts
Available as something for placing on your gum?
Available as granules?
Yes - effervescent granules
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
No - but topical gels available
Available as an injection?
Available as nasal/oral spray?
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Usual formulation brand names
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes (MR tablets, MR capsules)
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
Transdermal patch strength
5% & 10% topical gels
Nasal/oral spray Strength
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Are specials or imports available?
N/A Licensed alternatives are available
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes- oral suspension. (Syrup is not sugar free)
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Consider changing to an alternative NSAID which is available in other formulations (e.g. diclofenac injection/suppository). Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
100mg chewable capsules available; Topical prays also available.