Ibuprofen always cost much cheaper than Nurofen, although the composition of the drugs are identical.
Here are the comparative characteristics of drugs Nurofen and Ibuprofen, and their price.
Why, then, in pharmacies, we offer more Nurofen?
The answer is very simple: to offer cheap Ibuprofen is not beneficial to pharmacists, for it they do not pay the pharmaceutical company. So if you don’t want to “work on the pharmacy”, read the information below.
Nurofen (UK) active substance:
1 tablet contains: ibuprofen – 200 mg;
excipients: croscarmellose sodium, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium citrate, stearic acid, colloidal silicon dioxide, sodium carmelose, talc, acacia, sucrose, titanium dioxide, macrogol 6000.
The average cost of Nurofen: 24 tablets – 90 UAH.
Ibuprofen (Ukraine) active substance:
1 tablet contains: ibuprofen 200 mg;
excipients: starch potato or corn, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, povidone 25 (polyvinylpyrrolidone), Aerosil, titanium dioxide, talc, tween 80, macrogol 6000 (polyethylene glycol 6000), acid red 2C.
The average cost of Ibuprofen: 50 tablets – 15 UAH.
All medication consists of the active substance (substances) and excipients. The active substance treats or mitigates a disease, and auxiliary substances needed in medicine in order for active substance to be used in the desired form (e.g. as tablets, ointments, aerosols).