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Can nurofen cause drowsiness? i have shoulder and neck pain

Customer Question

can nurofen cause drowsiness?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: i have shoulder and neck pain doc said to take nurofen although i only take 1 and then i get very tied.
JA: How long have you been dealing with the neck pain? Are you experiencing any numbness or tingling?
Customer: too long - at least 2mths
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: nil
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 9 months ago.

Dear customer,

Thank you for your question.

Nurofen contains anti-inflammatory painkiller ibuprofen which does not cause drowsiness in most people, however, rarely it may cause unusual tiredness, sleepiness, and drowsiness in a few individuals. If you are suffering from this adverse effect of ibuprofen please inform your doctor so that your doctor can change your medication.

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