What is Ibuprofen Gel?
Ibuprofen Gel is a painkiller that can be applied almost anywhere on the body for effective and immediate pain relief. Ideal for those suffering from muscular aches and pains, helping to ease inflammation while relieving pain. Ibuprofen Gel is ideal for those who need pain relief fast, so they can get back to their day.
When would I need a pain relief gel?
The pain-relieving gel can help to ease pain caused by several different aches and pains that you may be experiencing all over the body. Some of the most popular reasons for using ibuprofen gel include:
- Muscular pain
- Joint pain
- Sports Injuries
- Non-serious arthritic conditions
- Nerve pain, or neuralgia
How will this product help to relieve my pain?
Ibuprofen Gel contains the active ingredient ibuprofen, which is part of a group of painkillers known as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, or NSAIDs. This means that it works as an anti-inflammatory while also relieving your pain, making it ideal for pain in your muscles and joints or to soothe swollen injuries. Ibuprofen also helps to reduce fever and high temperatures, helping to soothe the affected area.
How to use Ibuprofen Gel.
Squeeze 2 – 5cm of Ibuprofen Gel onto the affected area and rub in until completely absorbed. Repeat as needed but be sure to leave at least 4 hours between doses and do not use more than 4 times in any 24 hours. Wash your hands after using this product.
Why do I have to answer questions to buy this product?
You do not need a prescription for Ibuprofen 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 Ibuprofen Gel not be used?
Ibuprofen Gel is not suitable for use on children under the age of 14. Do not use this product if you are allergic to ibuprofen, aspirin, any other NSAIDs, or any of the other listed ingredients. Ibuprofen Gel is not suitable for use on broken, damaged, infected or diseased skin. For external use only, do not use in the mouth, avoid contact with eyes. Do not use Ibuprofen Gel if you:
- Suffer from asthma, rhinitis (allergies or a runny nose), or hives
- Have asthma or wheezing attacks
- Have or have had a stomach ulcer or any other problem affecting your stomach or intestines
- Have kidney problems
- Suffer from bronchial asthma or any allergic disease
Does this product have side effects?
Like all medicines, Ibuprofen Gel can have side effects, although not everyone will get them. These side effects include:
- Allergic reactions, e.g. wheezing, difficulty breathing, swelling of facial features, etc.
- Itching or reddening of the skin.
- Burning feeling.
- Sore or weeping spots.
- Stomach or abdominal pain or other stomach problems.
- Kidney problems, especially in those with a history of kidney disease.
If you experience these or any other side effects while using Ibuprofen Gel, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist straight 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 fully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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Sometimes when you take painkillers you find that although they make your headache, backache, or whatever your aches and pains you’re trying to treat a bit better, they don’t quite do the job.
This is when you might consider picking up another painkiller to try to kick that pain to the curb. But how do you know if this is safe? Can you take more than one painkiller at once?
If you’ve ever looked into your medicine cabinet and asked yourself one of these questions then you’ve come to the right place.
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