HCP Guide to Recommending Flarin

Flarin is the first and only over-the-counter (OTC) lipid formulated ibuprofen which helps relieve flaring joint pain and inflammation.

Flarin’s complex manufacturing process heats lipids, ibuprofen, and other excipients together to create a unique patented formulation. Flarin is the only OTC lipid formulated ibuprofen.

Flaring joint pain is a sudden episode of heightened pain, which lasts for several days and prevents patients from doing usual day-to-day activities. According to the Infirst Omnibus survey in January 2014 (1922 respondents), 66% of joint pain sufferers say that a joint pain episode usually lasts for a few days but can also last for over a week.

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Clinical Evidence

A clinical study was conducted at 27 primary care centres in 462 patients, the first of its kind to focus on flaring knee joints and overseen by leading experts. The study demonstrated that Flarin (1200mg/day) was as effective as 2400mg ibuprofen which is twice the standard dose at relieving joint pain*. The full published clinical data can be accessed here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2017.09.002

Who is Flarin suitable for?

Flarin is for adults who are experiencing flaring joint and back pain. Flaring pain usually lasts for a few days and can last for over a week. Flarin is indicated for the relief of rheumatic or muscular pain, pain of non-serious arthritis conditions, joint pain, back pain and other types of pain (see patient information leaflet).

As well as relieving pain, Flarin can also help to control the underlying inflammation of a flare-up by reducing swelling and stiffness. By tackling this inflammation, Flarin can help patients get back to their everyday activities.

No other ibuprofen has been proven to be more effective for joint pain.*

Flarin has been demonstrated in a clinical trial to provide highly effective relief from joint pain. Philip Conaghan, Professor of Musculoskeletal Medicine, commented “We now have good clinical evidence to show that combining ibuprofen in a lipid formulation can provide effective flare up control”.

Lipid Lock® Technology

Only Flarin features Lipid Lock® Technology which locks the pain-relieving power of ibuprofen in a unique lipid protected formulation.

Flarin capsules are manufactured in a different way to liquid capsules. Rather than dissolving ibuprofen in liquid, the ibuprofen is formulated with lipids which are absorbed differently.

Flarin is as effective as twice the dose of standard OTC ibuprofen.*

Pain relief as effective as double the standard ibuprofen dose, particularly for those with joint, muscular and back pain. Flarin is suitable for customers who have not previously obtained sufficient pain relief from other ibuprofen or NSAID products.

Adverse events should be reported. Reporting forms and information can be found at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. Adverse events should also be reported to infirst Medical Information via email [email protected] or Tel: +44 (0)808 281 0143