Ibuprofen – better without food


Ibuprofen – better without food

By Joanne Shalala

Your recent article “Spotlight: Head colds” (July issue) on managing the common cold recommended that ibuprofen should be taken with food.

Reckitt NZ would like to point out this message is not consistent with recent medical research and clinical guidance. The Medsafe-approved label for N

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2. Kanabar DJ. A clinical and safety review of paracetamol and ibuprofen in children. Inflammopharmacol 2017;25:1–9.