Feminax Express 16s

SKU : OTCFEM3 PIP-Code : 3471711 EAN : 5010605208201
Feminax Express offers fast, effective relief from period pain and menstrual cramps.
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Feminax Express

Feminax Express
offers fast, effective relief from period pain and menstrual cramps. It contains ibuprofen lysine, the lysine salt of ibuprofen which absorbs into your bloodstream twice as fast standard ibuprofen tablets to provide much needed relief from the unique pain a period brings.

Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), which works to reduce pain, fever and swelling, so can also be used to relieve rheumatic and muscular pain, backache, neuralgia (nerve pain), headache, migraine, dental pain, fever and the symptoms of colds and flu.


  • Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years: Initial dose 1 or 2 tablets to be taken with water, then if necessary 1 or 2 tablets every 4 hours. Do not take more often than every 4 hours. Do not take more than 6 tablets in any 24 hour period.
Feminax Express tablets are intended for short-term use only. Use them for the shortest time needed to relieve symptoms. Always use the lowest dose that relieves your symptoms. Do not take these tablets for longer than 10 days unless your doctor tells you to.


  • Active Ingredient: Ibuprofen 200mg (as Ibuprofen Lysine).
  • Other Ingredients: Crospovidone, Copovidone, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, Opadry II White (contains Polyvinyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide E171, Macrogol and Talc).


Do not Feminax Express if you:
  • Are under 12 years of age.
  • Have or have had a stomach ulcer, perforation or bleeding of the stomach.
  • Are allergic to ibuprofen, to any of the ingredients, or to aspirin or other painkillers.
  • Have kidney or heart failure or severe liver failure.
  • Are taking aspirin with a daily dose above 75mg.
  • Are in the last 3 months of pregnancy. Talk to your doctor before taking ibuprofen tablets if you are in the first 6 months of pregnancy or are breastfeeding.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Feminax Express if you:
  • Are elderly because you may be at more risk of having serious side effects, particularly stomach problems.
  • Have or have suffered from asthma, diabetes, high cholesterol or have allergies.
  • Have liver or kidney problems.
  • Have stomach or bowel disorders including Crohn's disease or a condition known as ulcerative colitis
  • Have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) - an illness which affects your immune system.
  • Have, have previously had, or are at risk of heart problems, high blood pressure or stroke.
Talk to your pharmacist or doctor before you take Femiax Express if you are taking any regular medication, especially:
  • Aspirin at low dose as an anti-platelet agent medicine (i.e. 75mg or below daily), as taking ibuprofen may reduce the effect of the aspirin or cause stomach problems.
  • Other medicines for thinning the blood (anti-coagulants) e.g. warfarin.
  • Anti-platelet agents e.g. ticlopidine.
  • Two or more NSAID painkillers, including cyclooxygenase-2 selective inhibitors.
  • Medicines for high blood pressure (ACE-inhibitors such as captopril, beta-blockers and angiotensin II antagonists) and water tablets (diuretics).
  • Antidepressants called selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) e.g. fluoxetine.
  • Corticosteroids (for skin problems and allergies e.g. cortisol).
  • Methotrexate (a medicine for cancer).
  • Cardiac glycosides (medicines used to treat heart failure e.g. digoxin).
  • Ciclosporin and tacrolimus (immunosuppressant medicines often used following organ transplants).
  • Mifepristone (a medicine used to terminate pregnancy – NSAIDs should not be used for 12 days after mifepristone)
  • Lithium (for depression or mental problems).
  • Zidovudine (a medicine to treat viruses).
  • Quinolone antibiotics (medicines used to treat bacterial infections e.g. ciprofloxacin).

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