How To Apply Ibuleve Speed Relief Gel
Ibuleve Speed Relief Gel is for external use only.
Unscrew the cap, turn it upside-down and use the sharp point in the cap to pierce the tube membrane. Lightly apply a thin layer of 4 to 10cm of gel over the affected area. Massage gently until absorbed. Wash hands after use, unless treating them.
Reapply as required, up to twice more daily, leaving four hours between applications.Do not apply more than 30cm of gel in any 24 hour period. Do not exceed the stated dose. Do not use under protective waterproof dressings. If your symptoms persist for more than a few weeks, consult your doctor or a pharmacist.
For Your Safety
-Ibuleve Speed Relief Gel is for external use only.
-Ibuleve Speed Relief Gel is not normally recommended for use on children under the age of 12 years, unless instructed by their doctor.
-Interaction between Ibuleve Speed Relief Gel and blood pressure lowering drugs is possible, in theory, although very unlikely.
-Where aspirin or other NSAID drugs are taken concurrently, it is important to bear in mind that these may increase the incidence of undesirable effects.
If you would like more advice, please speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
Any overdose with Ibuprofen applied to the skin is extremely unlikely. In case of severe overdosage (for example if the gel is accidentally swallowed) symptoms include headache, vomiting, drowsiness and low blood pressure, and the patient should be taek to a doctor or hospital straight away.
During Your Treatment
Like all medicines, Ibuleve Speed Relief Gel can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Occasionally, mild skin rashes and, 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 Ibuleve Speed Relief Gel that are applied to the skin.
If you experience any of the folloiwng, stop using Ibuleve Speed Relief Gel immediately and tell your doctor:
Allergic Reactions (particularly in people who have a history of asthma or allergic problems) such as:
-Unexplained runny nose and watery eyes, or, in more serious cases asthma or aggravated asthma involvng breathing difficulties, wheezing or chest tightness.
-Generalised allergic skin reactions involving itch, swelling, inflammation, redness or perhaps blistering and light sensitivity
-Other more serious generalised allergic reactions possibly involving unexplained nausea and vomiting, swollen eyes, face or tongue, difficulty swallowing, dizziness or light-headedness. Unconsciousness can occur in the most serios of cases.
Kidney Problems (paritcularly in people who have a history of kidney disease), such as:
-Decreased urine volume
-Loss of appetite/weight loss
-Swelling to abdomen
Problems With The Digestive System (particularly in people who have a history of stomach ulcers etc), such as:
If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
-Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
-Do not use if you have experienced problems in the past with aspirin, ibuprofen or related painkillers (including when taken by mouth) especially where associated with a history of asthma, allergic rhinitis (nasal allergy) or urticaria (allergy of the skin associated with weals).
-Do not use if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
-Keep away from broken skin, the eyes, nose and mouth.
Make sure it is appropriate for you to use Ibuleve Speed Relief Gel
Because Ibuleve Speed Relief Gel is applied to the skin, directly over the painful area, there is less risk of the complications that sometimes arise when Ibuprofen (or similar anti-inflammatory painkillers) are taken by mouth. However, there are certain categories of patients who may be at risk in rare cases. Do not use Ibuleve Speed Relief Gel in any of the following cases without first seeking medical advice from a doctor or pharmacist if:
-You have ever suffered from asthma
-You have a stomach ulcer (also called a peptic or gastric ulcer)
-You have ever suffered from kidney problems
-You are already taking aspirin or other painkillers.
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