Ibuspray 5% spray 100ml
- Relieves Aches And Pains In The Muscles And Joints
- Active Ingredients: Ibuprofen
- Fast-Acting Anti-Inflammatory
- Buy With Confidence From UK Registered Pharmacy
- Includes Free Prescription
Ibuspray is an anti-inflammatory painkiller applied to, and absorbed through, the skin. It is for the treatment of the conditions involving the musculoskeletal system such as: backache, rheumatic or muscular pain, sprains, strains and neuralgia.
What is Ibuspray and what is it used for
Ibuspray is an anti-inflammatory painkiller applied to, and absorbed through, the skin.
- It is for the treatment of the following conditions involving the musculoskeletal system:
- rheumatic or muscular pain
- It is also for pain relief in common arthritic conditions.
- Ibuspray is recommended for use by adults, the elderly and children over the age of 12 years. Children under the age of 12 may also use it if recommended by their doctor.
- The active ingredient in this product is ibuprofen. This is one of a group of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
- Ibuprofen works by:
- relieving pain
- reducing swelling and inflammation.
Read about back pain on the NHS web site.
Before you use Ibuspray
Do not use Ibuspray:
- if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to ibuprofen or any of the other ingredients of Ibuspray listed in Section 6;
- if you are asthmatic, or suffer from rhinitis (allergic runny nose) or urticaria (hives) and have ever had a bad reaction to aspirin, ibuprofen or other NSAIDs in the past;
- if you are pregnant or breast-feeding;
- on broken, damaged, infected or diseased skin.
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 you have a stomach ulcer (also called a peptic or gastric ulcer);
- if you have ever had kidney problems;
- if you have ever had asthma;
- if you have ever had a bad reaction to aspirin or ibuprofen taken by mouth.
If any of the above apply to you, only use this product on advice from your doctor or pharmacist.
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:
- Use the spray up to three to four times a day, or as often as advised by your doctor.
- Holding the bottle upright or upside-down, approximately 4 to 6 inches away from the skin, spray over the affected area.
- Every 2 to 3 sprays, gently massage the spray into the skin over and around the painful area.
- The exact amount that you need to apply will vary, depending on the extent and severity of your condition, but normally 5 to 10 sprays (1 to 2 ml) should be enough.
- Wash hands after use, unless treating them.
- Carry on using the spray in this way until your condition gets better (you may find you need to use it for a few weeks, and your doctor may want you to continue using it for longer than this).
- If your symptoms worsen or continue for more than a few weeks, discuss this with your doctor before continuing treatment.
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 product is a clear, colourless spray that contains no fragrance.
- The product is available in a pump spray bottle containing 100 ml.
See our other pain treatments.
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:
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 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;
swelling to abdomen.
Problems with the digestive system (particularly in people who have a history of stomach ulcers etc), such as:
heartburn / 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.