Ibuprofen 5% Gel

Ibuprofen Gel (5% & 10%)

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For effective, topical pain relief treatment, Ibuprofen Gel 10% is a great choice. A simple application of the gel absorbs into the skin and directly targets the pain of inflamed areas. There are many conditions that can gain benefits from using Ibuprofen gel, including:

  • Backache
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Muscular pain
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Other arthritic conditions

Ibuprofen gel is a painkiller which can be used to alleviate pain and inflammation. Used topically, Ibuprofen gel is an effective treatment for many common conditions including arthritic conditions and certain kinds of sports related injuries.

Gently rub the gel into your skin for symptomatic relief. The gel will be absorbed into your body's underlying tissue, reducing pain and inflammation directly and locally. Ibuprofen gel works almost immediately, soothing and cooling any inflammation in the area.

Ibuprofen is such an effective treatment because it blocks a substance in your body known as cyclo-oxygenase (COX). By inhibiting the action of COX, your body stops producing certain chemicals, some of these are called prostaglandins. When you get injured or contract certain diseases and conditions, your body creates prostaglandins which create pain and inflammation. Because Ibuprofen blocks these chemicals, your pain and inflammation is reduced.

When Ibuprofen gel is used topically, it is able to provide local treatment of pain and inflammation. By treating the source of the pain directly you will get quick and effective relief, without the side effects associated with taking painkillers in tablet form.

Ibuprofen gel has been specifically formulated by medical professionals in the UK to penetrate the skin directly at problem areas.

Adults, including the elderly and children 12 years and over:

  • Apply Ibuprofen gel to the skin.
  • Apply 5 to 10 cm of the gel into the affected area and gently rub until fully absorbed.
  • Reapply as needed every four hours.
  • Apply no more than four times in 24 hours.
  • Clean your hands before and after each application.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they take medication, however if you do they can include:

Abdominal pain, dyspepsia, hypersensitivity/allergic reactions.

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

  • Avoid using Ibuprofen gel if allergic to the ingredients, or if you have known allergy to ibuprofen, aspirin, or related analgesics or if you are expecting or if you have nettle rash, asthma, inflammation of the inside of the nose, or kidney failure.
  • Avoid use of Ibuprofen gel on children less than 12 years of age.
  • Discontinue using Ibuprofen gel and inform your pharmacist or doctor if you experience the following or other unwanted effects: difficulty in breathing, sudden wheeziness, itching, rash, blistering or serious peeling of the skin and swelling of the face, eyelids or lips.

Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

The active ingredients contained in this medicine is/are ibuprofen.

The medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Purified Water.

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