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DEEP RELIEF JOINT PAIN GEL 5% W/W / 3% W/W

Active substance(s): IBUPROFEN / LEVOMENTHOL / IBUPROFEN / LEVOMENTHOL / IBUPROFEN / LEVOMENTHOL

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For further information relating to this proof, please contact the operator stated below. Telephone: 01555 665493
Client: The Mentholatum Co Ltd

Job Title:

Owner: Elaine Walker

Comp. Code: D4213-2

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Date:

Proof No:

Operator: John Telfer

28/2/17

Final Approval Granted

Deep Relief 100g Joint Pain Gel PIL

18272/F

13913

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Patient Information Leaflet

JOINT PAIN GEL

Ibuprofen & Levomenthol
FOR NON-SERIOUS ARTHRITIS

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine.

• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions ask your doctor
or pharmacist.
• This medicine may have been prescribed for you
by your doctor. Do not pass it on to others. It may
harm them even if their symptoms are the same
as yours.
• This medicine is also available without
prescription from your pharmacy. However, you
still need to use Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel
carefully to get the best results from it.
• You must see a doctor if your symptoms do not
improve after 2 weeks.
• 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.

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In this leaflet:
1. What Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel is and what it is
used for
2. Before you use Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel
3. How to use Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel
6. Further information
1. What Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel is and what it
is used for
Deep Relief Joint Pain 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.
• non-serious arthritic pain (pain due to
inflammation of a joint).
Deep Relief Joint Pain 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 Joint Pain Gel
Do not use Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel if you:
• have an allergy to ibuprofen, menthol, or any of
the ingredients in Deep Relief Joint Pain 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 Joint Pain 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 Joint Pain Gel is only for use on the
skin.
Do not take by mouth.
Take special care with Deep Relief Joint Pain
Gel
See your doctor before using Deep Relief Joint
Pain 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 Joint Pain 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 Joint
Pain Gel if you are taking:
• aspirin.
• any other pain relieving medicine.
• any other medicines regularly.

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CHANGE
CONTROL
CLIENT CHECKLIST

For further information relating to this proof, please contact the operator stated below. Telephone: 01555 665493
Client: The Mentholatum Co Ltd

Job Title:

Owner: Elaine Walker

Comp. Code: D4213-2

CC No.:

Date:

Proof No:

Operator: John Telfer

28/2/17

Final Approval Granted

Deep Relief 100g Joint Pain Gel PIL

18272/F

13913

Client Signature

Comments:

Black

CUTTER
PROFILE

Packaging Type:

Leaflet

Profile Reference:

N/A

Dimensions:

255 x 140mm

Substrate:

50gsm Drewson White opaque paper

Print Process:

Litho

Special Finishes:

None

Varnish:

None

Braille Text.:

N/A

2D Pharma Code:

D4213-2

Barcode No.:

N/A

Bar Width Reduction:

N/A

Minimum Point Size:

9.5pt

140mm
Pregnancy and breast feeding
See your doctor if you are pregnant or think you might
be pregnant. Do not use Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel if
you are more than 6 months pregnant.
Do not use Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel if you are breast
feeding.

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 Joint Pain Gel and tell your doctor.
Unwanted effects may be reduced if you use the
smallest dose for as short a time as possible.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking
any medicine.

More rarely you may suffer from:
• stomach pains or indigestion.
• kidney problems if you have kidney disease.

Important information about some of the
ingredients of Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel
Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel contains:
• propylene glycol which may cause skin irritation.

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3. How to use Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel
Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel is for adults and children
over 12 years old.
• Always try on a small area first.
• Use 1-4 cm of gel each time you use Deep Relief
Joint Pain 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 Joint Pain 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 Joint Pain 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.

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 Joint Pain 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 Joint Pain 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 Joint Pain Gel that is out of date to
a pharmacist for disposal.
6. Further information
What Deep Relief Joint Pain 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 Joint Pain Gel looks like and
contents of the pack
Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel is a clear gel.
Each tube contains 100g.

If you forget to use Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel
Apply Deep Relief Joint Pain 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.

Marketing authorisation holder and manufacturer:

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel can
cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

The Mentholatum Company Limited,
East Kilbride, G74 5PE, UK.
Tel: 01355 848484

Stop using Deep Relief Joint Pain 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.

PL 00189/0036
For any information about this product please contact
the manufacturer at the above address.
This leaflet was last revised February 2017.
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