The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from this version because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged.
Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information Leaflet. The original leaflet can be viewed using the link above.
The text only version may be available in large print, Braille or audio CD. For further information call emc accessibility on 0800 198 5000. The product code(s) for this leaflet is: PL 00173/0176.
Ibuleve Maximum Strength Gel 30g
Information for the user
Ibuleve TM Maximum Strength Gel
Ibuprofen 10% w/w
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains important information for you.
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4. You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 7 days.
In this leaflet:
1.What Ibuleve Maximum Strength is and what it is used for
2.What you need to know before you use Ibuleve Maximum Strength
3.How to use Ibuleve Maximum Strength
4.Possible side effects
5.How to store Ibuleve Maximum Strength
6.Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT IBULEVE MAXIMUM STRENGTH IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU USE IBULEVE MAXIMUM STRENGTH
Do not use Ibuleve Maximum Strength:
Before applying this product for the first time, make sure it is suitable for you to use: Because Ibuleve Maximum Strength is delivered through the skin, directly over the painful area, there is less risk of the complications that sometimes occur when ibuprofen (or a similar anti-inflammatory painkiller) is taken by mouth. However, in rare cases you may be at risk:
If any of the above apply to you, only use this product on advice from your doctor or pharmacist.
Warnings and precautions
Do not smoke or go near naked flames - risk of severe burns. Fabric (clothing, bedding, dressings etc) that has been in contact with this product burns more easily and is a serious fire hazard. Washing clothing and bedding may reduce product build-up but not totally remove it.
Take special care when using this product:
Using other medicines
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
You should not use Ibuleve Maximum Strength if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Driving and using machinery
Using this product is not known to affect your ability to drive or use machinery.
3. HOW TO USE IBULEVE MAXIMUM STRENGTH
Before using this tube of gel for the first time, open it as follows:
The tube squeezer key:
To make Ibuleve Maximum Strength easier and more economical to use, a yellow tube squeezer key has been provided. Once fitted to the tube, simply turning the key will dispense the gel more easily for patients who experience difficulties in squeezing tubes. For economy, the key will also help expel the last few grams of Ibuleve Maximum Strength when the tube is nearly empty.
To fit the tube squeezer key:
To use the gel (for adults, the elderly and children over 12 years old):
If the gel comes into contact with broken skin or gets into the eyes, nose or mouth
If the gel is accidentally swallowed
If you forget to use this product
Do not worry if you occasionally forget to use this product, just carry on using it when you remember.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Ibuleve Maximum Strength can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. All side effects listed are of unknown frequency (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data).
Ibuleve Maximum Strength may cause the following side effects:
If this is unacceptable, or persists, stop using the product and tell your doctor or pharmacist.
If you experience any of the following side effects, stop using Ibuleve Maximum Strength immediately and tell your doctor:
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE IBULEVE MAXIMUM STRENGTH
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Ibuleve Maximum Strength contains:
The active ingredient is ibuprofen (10% w/w). The other ingredients are industrial methylated spirit, carbomers, diethylamine and purified water.
What Ibuleve Maximum Strength looks like and contents of the pack
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The Manufacturer is
This leaflet was last revised in March 2021
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