What is Ibuleve Maximum Strength Gel?
Ibuleve Maximum Strength Gel is a pain-relieving gel that gets to work fast, no matter where you need it. Ideal for those who are suffering from muscle or joint pain, this gel will provide fast-acting relief with a non-sticky, non-greasy formula. Ibuleve Maximum Strength Gel comes in 30g and 50g tubes.
What kinds of pain can this product help to ease?
Ibuleve Maximum Strength Gel can be used to ease many different kinds of joint and muscular pain. Some of the most popular reasons why you would use this product include:
- Rheumatic pain
- Muscular pain
- Joint pain
How will this product help to ease my muscle pain?
Ibuleve Maximum Strength Gel contains the active ingredient ibuprofen, which is one of a group of medicines known as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, or NSAIDs. This means that this gel will not only help to relieve pain but will help to reduce inflammation and swelling in the affected area.
Can I use this product if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
Ibuleve Maximum Strength Gel should not be used by anyone pregnant or breastfeeding. Always speak to your doctor, Chemist 4 U pharmacist, or another healthcare professional before taking any medication while pregnant or breastfeeding. This will help you to be sure that your medication is safe for both you and your baby.
How to use Ibuleve Maximum Strength Gel
Squeeze 2 – 5cm of Ibuleve Maximum Strength Gel directly onto the affected area, making sure there is enough to form a thin layer over the entire area. Massage into the skin gently, rubbing in until the gel is absorbed. Do this up to 3 times a day for best results. Wash your hands after using this product, unless you are treating your hands.
Why do I need to answer questions to buy this product?
You do not need a prescription for Ibuleve Maximum Strength Gel, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist-4-U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that this product is the best choice for you.
When should Ibuleve Maximum Strength Gel not be used?
Ibuleve Maximum Strength Gel is not suitable for use on children under the age of 12 unless specifically advised otherwise by your doctor. Do not use this product if you are allergic to ibuprofen or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not apply this gel to broken, damaged, infected, diseased, or sensitive skin. For external use only, avoid contact with eyes, nose, and mouth. Do not use this product if:
- You are asthmatic or suffer from rhinitis or hives and have had a bad reaction to aspirin, ibuprofen or other NSAIDs in the past
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
- You have a stomach ulcer
- You have ever had kidney problems
- You have ever had asthma
- You have ever had a bad reaction to aspirin or ibuprofen ever taken by mouth
Ibuleve Maximum Strength Gel should not be used at the same time as some other medicines. For a list of which medicines should not be used alongside this product please read the patient information leaflet.
Does this product have side effects?
Like all medicines, Ibuleve Maximum Strength Gel can have side effects, although not everyone will get them. These side effects include:
- Mild skin rashes
- Skin irritation
- Allergic reactions, e.g. unexplained runny nose or watery eyes, breathing difficulties or wheezing, itching, swelling, redness, blistering, nausea, swollen facial features, difficulty swallowing
- Kidney problems e.g. passing less urine than usual, loss of appetite or weight loss, swelling of the abdomen
- Problems with the digestive system, e.g. stomach pain, heartburn, indigestion
If you experience these or any other side effects while using Ibuleve Maximum Strength Gel, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist right away.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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