Ibuleve Maximum Strength Gel is an anti-inflammatory painkiller applied to, and absorbed through, the skin.It is for the treatment of the following conditions:
- rheumatic or muscular pain
- Pain relief in common arthritic conditions.
Like all medicines, Ibuleve 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 intolerable 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 that are applied to the skin
If you experience any of the following, stop using Ibuleve immediately and tell your doctor:
-Allergic reactions (particularly in people who have a history of asthma or allergic problems)-
-unexplained runny nose and watery eyes, or, in more serious cases asthma or aggravated asthma involving breathing difficulties, wheezing or chest tightness.
-Generalised allergic skin reactions involving itch, swelling, inflammation, redness and 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 could perhaps occur in the most serious cases.
-Kidney problems (particularly in people who have a history of kidney disease), such as: decreased urine volume, loss of appetite,weight loss or
swelling to the abdomen.
Problems with the digestive system (particularly in people who have a history of stomach ulcers etc)such as stomach pain, heartburn or indigestion.
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.