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

Active substance(s): IBUPROFEN / LEVOMENTHOL

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For further information relating to this proof, please contact the operator stated below.
Telephone: 01555 665493 Facsimile: 01555 660382 ISDN: 01555 660433 E-Mail: enquiry@dbdcreative.com Web: www.dbdcreative.com

The Mentholatum Co Ltd

Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel 100g PIL Front D4213-1

15293

15293/I

2/3/15

11849

John Telfer

Standardised Address: The Mentholatum Co. Ltd., East Kilbride, G74 5PE, UK.

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Joint Pain Gel

Ibuprofen + Levomenthol

Code reads D4213-1
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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For further information relating to this proof, please contact the operator stated below.
Telephone: 01555 665493 Facsimile: 01555 660382 ISDN: 01555 660433 E-Mail: enquiry@dbdcreative.com Web: www.dbdcreative.com

The Mentholatum Co Ltd

Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel 100g PIL Front D4213-1

15293

15293/I

2/3/15

11849

John Telfer

Standardised Address: The Mentholatum Co. Ltd., East Kilbride, G74 5PE, UK.

CHECKLIST

Profile Reference

Dimensions

Unvarnished Areas

Colour Swatches

Bleed

Nurse

Barcode

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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 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.

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 (5.0%w/w)
• levomenthol (3.0%w/w)

Do not cover the skin with bandages, plasters or
any other dressing. However, it is safe to cover
the skin with your clothes.

The other ingredients are propylene glycol,
carbomer, diisopropanolamine, ethanol and
water (see the end of Section 2).

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.

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 or a child accidentally swallow the gel
contact your doctor or hospital immediately.
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.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel can
cause side effects, although not everybody gets
them.
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.

Marketing authorisation holder and
manufacturer:

The Mentholatum Company Limited,
East Kilbride, G74 5PE, Scotland, UK.
Tel: 01355 848484
PL 00189/0036
For any information about this product please
contact the manufacturer at the above address.
This leaflet was last revised March 2015.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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