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.
PACKAGE LEAFLET Information for the user
ibuprofen 5% w/w
Read all of this leaflet carefully before using this product.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after a few weeks.
If any of the side effects get serious or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Ibuspray is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Ibuspray
3. How to use Ibuspray
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Ibuspray
6. Further information
1. WHAT IBUSPRAY IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
2. BEFORE YOU USE IBUSPRAY
Do not use Ibuspray:
Before applying this product for the first time, make sure it is suitable for you to use:
Because Ibuspray 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.
Take special care when using this product:
Using other medicines
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
You should not use Ibuspray 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 IBUSPRAY
Do not spray near flames, burning cigarettes, electric heaters or similar ignition sources.
For adults, the elderly and children over 12 years old:
If the spray comes into contact with broken skin or gets into the eyes, nose or mouth
If the spray 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, Ibuspray can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Occasionally, mild skin rashes, itching or irritation can sometimes occur at the site of application. If this is unacceptable, or persists, stop using the product and tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Very rarely, the following side effects can happen with ibuprofen, although these are extremely uncommon with products such as Ibuspray that are applied to the skin.
If you experience any of the following, stop using Ibuspray 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.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE IBUSPRAY
6. FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT IBUSPRAY
What Ibuspray contains:
The active ingredient is ibuprofen (5% w/w).
The other ingredients are industrial methylated spirit, macrogol 300, macrogol cetostearyl ether (cetomacrogol 1000) and purified water.
What Ibuspray looks like and contents of the pack
The Marketing Authorisation holder is
The Manufacturer is
This leaflet was last revised in May 2015.
To listen to or request a copy of this leaflet in Braille, large print or audio, please call free of charge: 0800 198 5000 (UK only).
Please be ready to give the following information: Ibuspray, 00173/0150.
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