Table 15

Ibuprofen orodispersible or chewable capsule

Ibuprofen orodispersible or chewable capsule
What is it?Non-opioid analgesic
Mechanism of actionNon-steroidal anti-inflammatory non-selective Cox inhibitor
Starting dose200 mg
Time to onset of effect20–30 min onset17
FormulationOrodispersible tablets or chewable capsule
IndicationMild to moderate pain
Common adverse effectsOedema; skin reactions; appetite decreased; diarrhoea; dizziness; gastrointestinal discomfort; gastrointestinal disorders; headache; nausea; rash (discontinue); vertigo; vomiting16
ContraindicationsAllergy to aspirin or other NSAIDs, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal bleeding or history of perforation16
CautionHepatic impairment
Renal failure
BenefitsLicensed alternative route of administration
RisksWorsening COVID-19, GI bleeding
Cost£2.58 for 12×200 mg orodispersible tablets
£3.23 for 12×100 mg chewable capsule
  • NSAIDs - non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs