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IBUSPRAY

Active substance(s): IBUPROFEN

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PACKAGE LEAFLET Information for the user

IBUSPRAY
ibuprofen 5% w/w

Read all of this leaflet carefully before using this product.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after a few weeks.
If any of the side effects get serious or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

1. WHAT IBUSPRAY IS AND WHAT IT IS
USED FOR
s )BUSPRAYISANANTI INFLAMMATORYPAINKILLER
APPLIEDTO ANDABSORBEDTHROUGH THESKIN
s )TISFORTHETREATMENTOFTHEFOLLOWINGCONDITIONS
INVOLVINGTHEMUSCULOSKELETALSYSTEM
s BACKACHE
s RHEUMATICORMUSCULARPAIN
s SPRAINS
s STRAINS
s NEURALGIA
s )TISALSOFORPAINRELIEFINCOMMONARTHRITIC
conditions.
s )BUSPRAYISRECOMMENDEDFORUSEBY 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.
s 4HE active ingredient in this product is
IBUPROFEN4HISISONEOFAGROUPOFMEDICINES
KNOWNASnON steroidal aNTI inflammatory
drugs (NSAIDs).
s )BUPROFENWORKSBY
s RELIEVINGPAIN
s REDUCINGSWELLINGANDINFLAMMATION

2. BEFORE YOU USE IBUSPRAY
Do not use Ibuspray:
s IFYOUARE allergic (hypersensitive) to
ibuprofen or any of the other ingredients of
Ibuspray listed in Section 6;
s IFYOUARE 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;
s IFYOUARE pregnant or breast-feeding;
s ONBROKEN DAMAGED INFECTEDORDISEASEDSKIN
Before applying this product for the first time,
MAKESUREITISSUITABLEFORYOUTOUSE
"ECAUSE)BUSPRAYISDELIVEREDTHROUGHTHESKIN
DIRECTLYOVERTHEPAINFULAREA THEREISLESSRISKOF
the complications that sometimes occur when
IBUPROFENORASIMILARANTI INFLAMMATORYPAINKILLER
ISTAKENBYMOUTH(OWEVER INRARECASESYOU
MAYBEATRISK
s IFYOUHAVEASTOMACHULCERALSOCALLED
a peptic or gastric ulcer);

s IFYOUHAVEEVERHADKIDNEYPROBLEMS
s IFYOUHAVEEVERHADASTHMA
s IFYOUHAVEEVERHADABADREACTIONTO
ASPIRINORIBUPROFENTAKENBYMOUTH
If any of the above apply to you, only use
this product on advice from your doctor or
pharmacist.
Take special care WHENUSINGTHISPRODUCT
s 4HISPRODUCTIS flammable. Do not spray it near
flames or ignition sources.
s 5SEITONLYONTHESKIN
s $ONOTUSEITONCHILDRENUNDERYEARSOLD
unless advised by a doctor.
s +EEPTHESPRAYAWAYFROMTHEEYES NOSEAND
mouth.
Using other medicines
s )NTERACTIONBETWEEN)BUSPRAYANDBLOOD
pressure lowering drugs and anticoagulants
(medicines that stop blood clotting) is possible,
INTHEORY ALTHOUGHVERYUNLIKELY)FYOUWOULD
LIKEMOREADVICEABOUTTHIS SPEAKTOYOUR
doctor or pharmacist.
s )FYOUAREALSOTAKINGASPIRINOROTHER.3!)$S
by mouth, discuss this beforehand with your
doctor or pharmacist because these may
INCREASETHERISKOFUNDESIRABLEEFFECTS
s 0LEASETELLYOURDOCTORORPHARMACISTIFYOU
ARETAKINGORHAVERECENTLYTAKENANYOTHER
medicines including other medicines obtained
without prescription.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
You should not use Ibuspray if you are pregnant or
BREAST FEEDING
Driving and using machinery
5SINGTHISPRODUCTISNOTKNOWNTOAFFECTYOUR
ability to drive or use machinery.

3. 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:
s 5
SETHESPRAYUPTOTHREETOFOURTIMESADAY
or as often as advised by your doctor.
s (OLDINGTHEBOTTLEUPRIGHTORUPSIDE DOWN
APPROXIMATELYTOINCHESAWAYFROMTHESKIN
spray over the affected area.
s %VERYTOSPRAYS GENTLYMASSAGETHESPRAY
INTOTHESKINOVERANDAROUNDTHEPAINFULAREA
s 4HEEXACTAMOUNTTHATYOUNEEDTOAPPLYWILL
vary, depending on the extent and severity of
your condition, but normally 5 to 10 sprays
(1 to 2 ml) should be enough.
s 7ASHHANDSAFTERUSE UNLESSTREATINGTHEM
continued…

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In this leaflet:
1. What Ibuspray is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Ibuspray
3. How to use Ibuspray
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Ibuspray
6. Further information

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
,IKEALLMEDICINES )BUSPRAYCANCAUSESIDEEFFECTS
although not everybody gets them.
Occasionally, MILDSKINRASHES ITCHINGORIRRITATION
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
AREAPPLIEDTOTHESKIN
If you experience any of the following, stop
using Ibuspray immediately and tell your
doctor:
s Allergic reactions (particularly in people who
have a history of asthma or allergic problems),
SUCHAS
s UNEXPLAINEDRUNNYNOSEANDWATERYEYES OR
in more serious cases asthma or aggravated
asthma involving breathing difficulties,
wheezing or chest tightness;
s GENERALISEDALLERGICSKINREACTIONSINVOLVING
itch, swelling, inflammation, redness and
perhaps blistering and light sensitivity;
s OTHERMORESERIOUSGENERALISEDALLERGIC
reactions possibly involving unexplained
nausea and vomiting, swollen eyes, face or
tongue, difficulty swallowing, dizziness or
LIGHT HEADEDNESS5NCONSCIOUSNESSCOULD
perhaps occur in the most serious cases.
s Kidney problems (particularly in people who
HAVEAHISTORYOFKIDNEYDISEASE SUCHAS
s DECREASEDURINEVOLUME
s LOSSOFAPPETITEWEIGHTLOSS
s SWELLINGTOABDOMEN
s Problems with the digestive system
(particularly in people who have a history of
STOMACHULCERSETC SUCHAS
s STOMACHPAIN
s HEARTBURNINDIGESTION

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
)FYOUGETANYSIDEEFFECTS TALKTOYOURDOCTOR
PHARMACISTORNURSE4HISINCLUDESANYPOSSIBLE
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also
report side effects directly via the Yellow Card
3CHEMEATWWWMHRAGOVUKYELLOWCARD
By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this medicine.

5. HOW TO STORE IBUSPRAY
s +EEPITOUTOFTHEREACHANDSIGHTOFCHILDREN
s !LWAYSREPLACETHECAPAFTERUSE
s 3
TORETHEBOTTLEUPRIGHTINASAFEPLACEAWAY
from flames.
s $ONOTSTORETHEPRODUCTABOVEª#
s $
ONOTUSEAFTERTHEEXPIRYDATESHOWNONTHE
BOTTLELABELANDONTHECARTON4HEEXPIRYDATE
refers to the last day of that month.
s EDICINESSHOULDNOTBEDISPOSEDOFVIA
WASTEWATERORHOUSEHOLDWASTE!SKYOUR
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
LONGERREQUIRED4HESEMEASURESWILLHELPTO
protect the environment.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT
IBUSPRAY
What Ibuspray contains:
4HE active ingredient is ibuprofen WW 
4HE 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
s 4
HEPRODUCTISACLEAR COLOURLESSSPRAYTHAT
contains no fragrance.
s 4
HEPRODUCTISAVAILABLEINAPUMPSPRAYBOTTLE
containing 100 ml.
The Marketing Authorisation holder is Dermal
,ABORATORIES 4ATMORE0LACE 'OSMORE (ITCHIN
(ERTS 3'12 5+
The Manufacturer is Fleet Laboratories Ltd,
2ICKMANSWORTH2OAD 7ATFORD (ERTS
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This leaflet was last revised in -AY
4OLISTENTOORREQUESTACOPYOFTHISLEAFLETIN
Braille, large print or audio, please call free of
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)BUSPRAY 
4HISISASERVICEPROVIDEDBYTHE2OYAL.ATIONAL
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s #ARRYONUSINGTHESPRAYINTHISWAYUNTILYOUR
condition gets better (you may find you need
TOUSEITFORAFEWWEEKS ANDYOURDOCTORMAY
want you to continue using it for longer than
this).
s )FYOURSYMPTOMSWORSENORCONTINUEFORMORE
THANAFEWWEEKS DISCUSSTHISWITHYOURDOCTOR
before continuing treatment.
If the spray comes into contact with broken
skin or gets into the eyes, nose or mouth
s 4HEPRODUCTMAYCAUSEIRRITATIONIFITCOMES
INTOCONTACTWITHBROKENSKINORGETSINTOTHE
eyes, nose or mouth. If this happens, rinse the
affected areas with plenty of water. If rinsing one
EYE TAKECARETOAVOIDWASHINGPRODUCTINTOTHE
other eye. If irritation persists, tell your doctor or
pharmacist.
If the spray is accidentally swallowed
s 3YMPTOMSMAYINCLUDEHEADACHE VOMITING
drowsiness and low blood pressure.
s )FYOUEXPERIENCEANYOFTHESESYMPTOMS
contact a doctor or hospital straight away.
If you forget to use this product
Do not worry if you occasionally forget to use this
product, just carry on using it when you remember.
If you have any further questions on the use of this
PRODUCT ASKYOURDOCTORORPHARMACIST

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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