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Frequently asked questions

Are there any limitations on the age of patients using 4head?

4head Stick can be used by adults, the elderly and children. 4head QuickStrip can also be used by adults and the elderly, but is not recommended for children under 12 years old as it can be difficult for them to use it as instructed. In either case, it is advisable when young children complain of headaches to discuss this first with their doctor.

How often can 4head be used?

4head Stick and 4head QuickStrip can be used as often as required. If the local sensations are too strong, subsequent applications should be less frequent, and/or in the case of the stick, applied over a smaller area. It is a good idea to get advice from your doctor or pharmacist if your headaches are not relieved by over-the-counter treatments or are so painful or frequent that they affect daily activities.

Will 4head react with any other medicines, either oral or topical?

There are no known interactions between the use of 4head Stick or 4head QuickStrip and other treatments. However, the Stick and QuickStrip should not be used together, nor should either product be used at the same time as any other treatments applied to the forehead.

Can 4head be used at the same time as oral painkillers?

Yes, either 4head Stick or 4head QuickStrip can be used with painkillers taken by mouth. There are no known interactions between either 4head Stick or QuickStrip and oral painkillers.

Can 4head be used by patients with asthma?

Yes, there are no specific restrictions, although it may be advisable for asthmatics to take care to use them in a well ventilated area. In the unlikely event of signs of sensitivity, treatment should be stopped.

Can 4head be used by diabetic patients?

Yes, there are no specific restrictions. In the unlikely event of signs of skin irritation, treatment should be stopped and the application area washed and dried.

Can 4head be used when acne, eczema or other skin conditions are present on the forehead?

No, neither 4head Stick nor QuickStrip should be used if the skin of the forehead is cut, broken or abnormal in any other way (e.g. where there is acne, eczema or any other skin problem).

Can 4head be used during pregnancy/breast-feeding?

Yes, these products can be used during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. However if you are pregnant and often have headaches, tell your midwife or doctor, so that they can advise you. Severe headaches in pregnancy can be a sign of high blood pressure and you should seek urgent advice. Products of these types have been in widespread use for many years, without significant adverse reports. However, safety trials have not been conducted.

How much does 4head cost?

Available from supermarkets and pharmacies everywhere, 4head Stick costs £6.08 (RRP) and each pack is sufficient for more than 100 applications, offering great value.

4head QuickStrip costs £3.56 (RRP) and each pack contains 4 strips. One strip is enough for up to 6 hours of headache and migraine relief.