1.What is Fenbid Gel and what it is used for:
Fenbid Gel contains ibuprofen and belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s). These medicines reduce pain and inflammation and bring down a high temperature.
Fenbid Gel is used to treat a number of painful conditions affecting the joints and muscles, such as backache, rheumatic and muscular pain, sprains, strains and sports injuries.
2. Before you use Fenbid Gel
DO NOT use Fenbid Gel if:
• You are allergic to ibuprofen, aspirin or similar medicines or any of the other ingredients in this gel (listed at the end of this leaflet).
• Aspirin or similar medicines have given you asthma, itchy rash or hayfever-like symptoms.
Take special care with Fenbid Gel
• Protect treated areas from direct sunlight to avoid any sensitivity reaction, e.g. a rash
• If you suffer from bronchial asthma or any allergic disease Fenbid gel is for external use only
Taking / Using other medicines
Can you take Fenbid Gel with other medicines?
Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken any other medicine, even those not prescribed by a doctor.
The effect of this medicine may affect or be affected by taking the following medicines at the same time:
• Medicines to lower your blood pressure (e.g. atenolol)
• Medicines used to thin the blood (e.g. warfarin)
• Aspirin or other NSAIDS, used for pain and inflammation
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the above, or have recently taken any other medicine – even those not prescribed.
Pregnancy and breast feeding
If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or are breast feeding, please tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking Fenbid Gel.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
3. How to use Fenbid Gel
Fenbid Gel is designed for topical (on the skin) application only. Never take the gel by mouth. If you do accidentally swallow some of the gel, rinse your mouth thoroughly In the case of an upset stomach, speak to your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Always use Fenbid Gel exactly as this leaflet tells you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Check the seal is intact before first use (invert cap to break seal).
Adults: Squeeze 50 to 125mg (4 to 10cm) of gel from the tube on affected area.
Massage until absorbed. This dose should not be repeated more frequently than every four hours and no more than four times a day in any 24 hour period.
Fenbid Gel should only be used on healthy unbroken skin. Do not use it on or near cuts or grazes or under dressings such as plasters. Also, do not use it on the genital area.
Do not let any gel come in contact with your eyes. If it does, rinse your eyes with cold water and consult your doctor. Hands should be washed after applying Fenbid Gel unless they are the site of treatment.
If the condition does not improve after two weeks use, or becomes worse at any time speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
Children: Fenbid Gel is not recommended for use in children under 14 years.
If you use more than you should:
If you accidentally swallow any Fenbid Gel, rinse out your mouth thoroughly and
contact your doctor, or nearest hospital, as soon as possible. If swallowed, the gel may cause an upset stomach.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines Fenbid Gel can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. All medicines can cause allergic reactions although serious allergic reactions are rare. Any sudden wheeziness, difficulty In breathing, swelling of the eyelids, face or lips, rash or Itching (especially affecting your whole body) should be reported to a doctor Immediately. Side effects include:
• Itching or reddening of the skin
• A burning feeling
• Sore or weeping spots
• Abdominal Pain (pains in your stomach) or other abnormal stomach symptoms
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.
5. How to store Fenbid Gel
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Fenbid Gel after the expiry date which is stated on the tube. It should be stored in a cool, dry place, below 25°C. Keep the tube tightly closed.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. Further information
- What Fenbid Gel contains
The active substance is Ibuprofen. Other ingredients are hydroxyethylcellulose, sodium hydroxide, benzyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, purified water.
- What Fenbid Gel looks like and contents of the pack
Fenbid Gel is supplied in aluminium tubes containing 30g or 50g of gel.