DEEP RELIEF PAIN RELIEF GEL

Active substance: LEVOMENTHOL

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Patient Information Leaflet

Ibuprofen + Levomenthol
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine.
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it
contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription.
However, you still need to use Deep Relief Pain
Relief Gel carefully to get the best results from it.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.
• You must see a doctor if your symptoms do not
improve after 2 weeks.
• If any of the side effects gets severe or you
notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

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In this leaflet:
1. What Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel is and what it
is used for
2. Before you use Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel
3. How to use Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel
6. Further information
1. What Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel is and what
it is used for
Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel is a pain relieving gel to
be applied to the skin. It is used for the relief of:
• Rheumatic pain (in muscles, tendons, joints or
bones)
• Muscular aches and pains
• Pains and swellings such as strains, sprains and
sports injuries.
Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel contains two active
ingredients.
• Ibuprofen is one of a group of medicines called
non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
(NSAIDs) which provide effective pain relief
and reduce both inflammation and swelling.
• Levomenthol provides a soothing sensation to
calm the pain.
2. Before you use Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel
Do not use Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel if you:
• have an allergy to ibuprofen, menthol, or any of
the ingredients in Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel
(see end of Section 2 and Section 6)
• have an allergy to aspirin or other
pain-relieving medicines known as
non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
(NSAIDs) including those you take orally by
mouth

• have asthma and know that aspirin or NSAIDs
may bring on an asthma attack, a runny nose
(rhinitis), itching or rashes
• are more than 6 months pregnant
• are breast feeding
• have broken skin or your skin is infected or
inflamed.
Do not use Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel on:
• children under 12 years old
• your lips, nostrils, eyes, genital or anal areas, or
other sensitive areas. If this occurs accidentally,
wash away with plenty of clean water.
• the same area with other medicines that you put
on the skin.
Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel is only for use on the
skin. Do not take by mouth.
Take special care with Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel
See your doctor before using Deep Relief Pain Relief
Gel if you:
• have ever had allergic symptoms such as skin
rashes or itching caused by medicines or
cosmetics
• have a kidney problem (now or in the past)
• have a stomach ulcer (now or in the past)
• are up to 6 months pregnant or think you might
be pregnant
• are having problems conceiving or having
fertility treatment.
Avoid getting Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel on or near
the eyes and other sensitive areas.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking or have recently taken any other medicines.
This includes medicines you have bought without a
prescription.
See your doctor before using Deep Relief Pain Relief
Gel if you are taking:
• aspirin
• any other pain relieving medicine
• any other medicines regularly.

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Pregnancy and breast feeding
See your doctor if you are pregnant or think you
might be pregnant. Do not use Deep Relief Pain
Relief Gel if you are more than 6 months pregnant.
Do not use Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel if you are
breast feeding.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
taking any medicine.
Important information about some of the
ingredients of Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel
Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel contains:
• propylene glycol which may cause skin
irritation.

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3. How to use Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel
Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel is for adults and children
over 12 years old.
• Always try on a small area first.
• If you have the 30 or 50g tube use 1-4 cm of gel
each time you use Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel. If
you have the 15g tube use 4-10 cm each time
you use Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel.
• Apply the gel as a thin layer over the affected
area.
• Gently rub in the gel until it is absorbed. You
may notice a tingling sensation.
• Do not use more gel than recommended.
• Repeat these steps up to 3 times a day but no
more. Do not use more often than every 4
hours. If the pain or swelling continues after
using the gel for 2 weeks see your doctor.
• Unless you are treating your hands always wash
your hands immediately after use.
• Replace the cap tightly.
• Stop using Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel if you get
excessive skin irritation or other unwanted
effects.
Do not cover the skin with bandages, plasters or
any other dressing. However, it is safe to cover the
skin with your clothes.
If you use more Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel than
you should
If you accidently squeeze out too much gel use a
tissue to wipe off any excess.
If you or a child accidentally swallow the gel
contact your doctor or hospital immediately.
If you forget to use Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel
Apply Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel again when you
remember making sure you do not use the gel
more than 3 times in one day or more often than
every 4 hours.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel can
cause side effects, although not everybody gets
them.
Stop using Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel straight
away and tell your doctor if you experience any of
the following effects:
• unexplained wheezing
• shortness of breath
• blisters or a rash on the skin
• itching, redness or bruising of the skin
• swelling of the face

A slight redness, drying, tingling or burning feeling
may occur where you have applied the gel. This is
not a cause for concern. However, if this gets
worse stop using Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and
tell your doctor. Unwanted effects may be
reduced if you use the smallest dose for as short a
time as possible.
More rarely you may suffer from:
• stomach pains or indigestion
• kidney problems if you have kidney disease.
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 medicines.
5. How to store Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Close the cap tightly and store in a cool place
(below 25°C).
Do not use Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel after the
expiry date which is printed on the carton and
tube. The ‘expiry’ date refers to the last day of that
month.
Take any Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel that is out of
date to a pharmacist for disposal.
6. Further information
What Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel contains
The active substances are:
• ibuprofen (5%w/w)
• levomenthol (3%w/w)
The other ingredients are propylene glycol,
carbomer, diisopropanolamine, ethanol and water
(see the end of Section 2).
What Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel looks like and
contents of the pack
Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel is a clear gel.
Each tube contains 15, 30 or 50g.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing authorisation holder and
manufacturer:

The Mentholatum Company Limited,
East Kilbride, G74 5PE, Scotland, UK.
Tel: 01355 848484
PL 00189/0027
For any information about this product please
contact the manufacturer at the above address.
This leaflet was last revised January 2014

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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