LONDON, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Stronger and Effective for Longer Versus Standard Paracetamol
Tablets, as Shown in a Dental Pain Study
A new non-prescription painkiller is now available in pharmacies across the UK, heralding the first UK painkiller combination of ibuprofen and paracetamol in 'over-the-counter' pain relief. NUROMOL is the UK's first clinically-proven painkiller to combine the power of ibuprofen and paracetamol in one tablet. In a dental pain study, one tablet of Nuromol was shown to provide pain relief that is significantly stronger than a 1000mg paracetamol and 30mg codeine combination[2*].
*The maximum OTC dose in the UK is 1000mg paracetamol and 25.6mg codeine. This comparison relates to cumulative pain relief over 12 hours following a single dose.
'NUROMOL is a new painkiller, which we hope will help more people obtain stronger pain relief than you can get from ibuprofen or paracetamol alone,' says Trevor Gore, Training Manager, Healthcare, 'and NUROMOL is available without a prescription in pharmacies across the country.'
'Paracetamol and ibuprofen work in different ways to relieve pain,' says Dr Hicks. 'It makes absolute sense to combine these two painkillers in one tablet, making it ideal for people with dental pain, migraine, and period pains, which may require stronger and longer-lasting pain relief than can be delivered by either ibuprofen or paracetamol on their own.'
Why is a new painkiller needed?
Pharmacies already sell a baffling range of different painkillers - many of them containing combinations of different products. A closer look at the labels, however, reveals that the vast majority contain either ibuprofen or paracetamol, sometimes in combination with caffeine or a mild opioid such as codei