FAQs

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What is a “topical” NSAID analgesic treatment?

A topical Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID) analgesic – is a pain relieving product such as a gel, cream, patch or spray, that is applied directly to the painful part of the body. This is different to oral NSAIDs – pain-killers which are taken orally and dissolve to release their ingredients into the bloodstream. Topical Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs such as gels are well recognized as an effective alternative to oral pain-killers.

What are Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel?

Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel are powerful pain and inflammation relieving gels which contain ibuprofen – a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID), and levomenthol. The products are designed to relieve pain and inflammation and reduce swelling where you need it.

Are Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel medicines?

Yes, Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel are medicines. Always read the label. Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel is available from Pharmacies only. Speak to your Pharmacist.

How are Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel different from other anti-inflammatory pain relieving products?

Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel are the only pain and inflammation relief gels in the UK which contain two effective pain-killing ingredients plus anti-inflammatory action: ibuprofen and, levomenthol which cools and soothes – helping the delivery of powerful targeted pain relief where you need it most.

What are the two active ingredients in Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel?

Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel are unique pain and inflammation relieving gels that combine two pain-killing ingredients plus anti-inflammatory action in one powerful formulation:

  • Ibuprofen penetrates the skin to provide effective pain relief and anti-inflammatory action
  • Levomenthol cools and soothes to help provide pain relief to the inflamed area

The combination of ibuprofen and levomenthol effectively relieves pain, inflammation and swelling to help you get back on your feet. A lab study has shown that levomenthol acts synergistically with ibuprofen to enhance the delivery of ibuprofen through the skin compared with ibuprofen alone.

What is ibuprofen?

Ibuprofen is one of the active ingredients in Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel. Ibuprofen is a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID) which helps relieve mild to moderate pain and reduce both inflammation and swelling. Following injury, your body releases chemicals called prostaglandins, which trigger symptoms of pain and inflammation. Ibuprofen reduces the prostaglandins that your body produces, thus reducing your pain. When it is used topically as a gel, it is absorbed through the skin to reduce local pain and inflammation.

What is levomenthol?

Levomenthol is one of the active ingredients in Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel. Levomenthol acts on the cold-sensitive receptors in the skin flooding the sensory nerves with cold signals. These cold signals compete with pain signals and dilute the pain messages going to the brain.

What can Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel be used for?

Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel – available in 30g and 50g packs, is recommended for back pain, rheumatic and muscular ache, pains and swellings such as sprains, strains and sports injuries.

Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel 100g – sold in Pharmacies only, may also be used on the advice of a pharmacist or doctor to help relieve the pain of non-serious arthritic conditions.

Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel are Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). The use of topical NSAIDs to treat back pain or sprains and strains is recommended by the Self-Care Forum, which says that “Rub-on” (topical) treatments and pain-killers such as ibuprofen are effective in most cases and recommends that sufferers should consult their pharmacist for advice.

Is Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel suitable for arthritic pain?

Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel 100g – sold in Pharmacies only, may be used for the effective relief of pain associated with non-serious arthritic conditions.

Who are Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel suitable for?

Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel are suitable for adults, the elderly and children over the age of 12. Please read the enclosed leaflet for information about warnings and precautions before use.

Can Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel be used by children?

Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel are suitable for children over the age of 12. Please read the enclosed leaflet for information about warnings and precautions before use.

Are Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel suitable for pregnant/breast feeding women?

Do not use Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel if you are more than 6 months pregnant or breastfeeding. As with all pain relieving products, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Medicines can effect the unborn baby. Always talk to your Doctor or Pharmacist before taking any medicine in pregnancy.

 

Are Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel suitable for those suffering from asthma?

Do not use Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel if you have asthma and know that Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) may bring on an asthma attack.

Can Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel be used in conjunction with other medication?

Do not use Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel on the same area with other topical medicine. Before using Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other regular medication, including those taken by mouth. This includes medicines prescribed by your Doctor and medicines that you have bought without prescription.

Can Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel be used by diabetics?

Before using Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other regular medication. This includes medicines prescribed by your Doctor and medicines that you have bought without prescription.

I am allergic to ibuprofen and/or levomenthol, can I still use Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel?

Do not use Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel if you are known to be hypersensitive to ibuprofen and/or levomenthol.

What side effects are associated with Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel?

In general topical Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) have a reduced incidence of systemic side effects compared with oral medication. The types of side effects you might see with topical products are more likely to be localised skin reactions. However, all medicinal products can cause side effects and it is always important to read the provided patient information leaflet before use.

When should I not use Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel?

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Do not use Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel if you are more than 6 months pregnant. Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel contain ibuprofen which is not recommended in the first six months of pregnancy. You should see your doctor before using any medicine if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant. Do not use Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel if you are breastfeeding. Medicines can effect the unborn baby. Always talk to your Doctor or Pharmacist before taking any medicine in pregnancy.

In addition, do not use Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel if you:

  • have an allergy to ibuprofen, menthol or any of the ingredients in Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel
  • 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 asthma attack, a runny nose (rhinitis), itching or rashes
  • have broken skin or your skin is infected or inflamed
Can Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel be used at the same time as oral pain-killers (including oral ibuprofen) or other medicines?

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist before using Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel if you are taking or have recently taken oral pain-killers or any other medicines. This includes medicines you have bought without a prescription.

Can Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel be used on broken, infected or inflamed skin?

Do not use Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel on broken, infected or inflamed skin.

Will I feel anything when applying Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel on the skin?

Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel provide a cooling soothing sensation – on application, which helps alleviate pain. 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 Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel and tell your Doctor.

What does Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel smell like?

Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel have a light menthol fragrance.

Are Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel greasy?

No, Deep Relief Pain Relief Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel are non-messy and non-greasy gels which are easy to apply.