Ibuprofen is also over-the-counter in the U.S. (generally 200 mg.) and
available in multiple brands, but only by Rx for higher dosages, e.g. 600 and
I personally prefer ketoprofen; it's stronger, so that the OTC was only
12.5 mg. but apparently no longer available...and I also think that it's more
effective. What I always have on hand is 75 mg. (by Rx only) capsules.
Apparently it is available in the U.K. as "Ketoflam" and "Oruvail."
Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
In a message dated 8/5/2011 2:44:38 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> Of course you have to read the instructions so as not to take it if you > have an underlying health condition.
Ibuprofen is a prescription-only medicine in Germany. I understand that a
to the chemist is de rigueur for many German dancers in St Andrews,
Britain you can get it over the counter.
I actually got some ibuprofen pills on prescription last year for my knee
(which is better now, thank you very much, mostly through waiting and
exercise) and they worked very well â I didn't dance while I was taking
though, since I didn't want to risk making the knee worse while I wasn't
feeling any pain. I still have some left in case I need them desperately.
Anselm Lingnau, Mainz/Mayence, Germany .................
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
-- Mark Twain