What Nurofen 10% Gel is and what it is used for
This product is called Nurofen Joint & Back Pain Relief Max Strength 10% Gel and contains Ibuprofen.
Nurofen 10% Gel contains ibuprofen and belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Nurofen 10% Gel is used to treat a number of painful conditions affecting the joints and muscles such as back pain, rheumatic and muscular pain, sprains, strains and sports injuries.
How to use Nurofen 10% Gel
- Nurofen 10% Gel is designed for topical (on the skin) application only. Never take the gel by mouth.
- Always use Nurofen 10% Gel exactly as the patient information leaflet tells you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
- Check the seal is intact before first use (invert cap to break the seal). If the seal is not intact, do not use the gel.
Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years: Squeeze 2 to 5cm (i.e. 0.8 to 2 inches) of gel (equivalent to 50mg to 125mg ibuprofen) from the tube on the affected area. Massage until absorbed. Do not use more frequently than every four hours and no more than 4 times in any 24 hour period.
Nurofen 10% Gel should only be used on healthy, unbroken skin. Do not use it on or near cuts or grazes or under dressings such as plasters. Do not let any gel come in contact with your eyes. If it does, rinse your eyes with cold water and consult your doctor. Hands should be washed after applying Nurofen 10% Gel unless they are the site of treatment. Do not use on the genital area.
If the condition does not improve after two weeks use, or becomes worse at any time, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
What does Nurofen 10% Gel contain
The active substance is ibuprofen. The other ingredients are hydroxyethylcellulose (E1525) sodium hydroxide (E524), benzyl alcohol (E1519), isopropyl alcohol, purified water.
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