Boots Max Strength Ibuprofen 10% Gel - 40g

40 G | £15.73 per 100G

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Boots Max Strength Ibuprofen 10% Gel for direct relief of pain and inflammation.
Suitable for: Adults & children aged 12 years & over
Active ingredients: Ibuprofen 10%
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Uses: For the relief of pain and inflammation (swelling) caused by backache, rheumatic and muscular pain, sprains, strains and sports injuries.

  • Fast penetration
  • Direct relief of pain and inflammation
  • For local relief of muscular backache, rheumatic and muscular pain, sprains, strains and sports injuries.  

New safety information – see label

! Fire hazard. Do not smoke or go near naked flames; clothing & bedding with this product dried on them can catch fire easily.

Please read the enclosed leaflet carefully before use.

Suitable for

Adults and children of 12 years and over.


Age Restriction
You must be at least 16 years old to purchase this product.

How to use

Please read the enclosed leaflet carefully before use.

Patient Information Leaflets are updated periodically by the manufacturer.

How to use this medicine

Check the seal is not broken before first use. If it is, do not use the gel.
Pierce tube seal with end of cap.

Adults and children of 12 years and over: Use 2 - 5cm of gel (50 - 125mg of ibuprofen) on the affected area. Use every 4 hours, if you need to.

Do not use more than 4 times in 24 hours.

Do not use more than every 4 hours.

  • Apply only to the skin.
  • Gently massage the gel into the affected area until it is absorbed.
  • Wash your hands as soon as you have used the gel.
  • Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, lips or nose, or inflamed or broken skin.
  • Do not apply plasters or dressings over the gel.
  • Do not use on children under 12 years, unless your doctor tells you to.
  • Do not use more than the amount recommended above.
  • Stop using the gel if a rash develops.
  • If symptoms worsen, or do not go away after 14 days talk to your doctor.
  • If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.

Hazards and Cautions

Before you use this medicine

Do not use:

  • If you are allergic to ibuprofen or any of the ingredients in this medicine
  • If you are allergic to aspirin, or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (you have ever had asthma, runny nose, itchy skin or swelling of the lips, face or throat after taking these medicines)
  • On broken, damaged, diseased or infected skin
  • If you are under 12 years of age, unless your doctor tells you to
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding

How to store this medicine

Do not store above 25°C.

Store in the original package in order to protect from light.

Use by the date on the end flap of the carton.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.


  • This is a medicine; Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, are taking any other medication or complementary therapy, or if symptoms persist.
  • Seek advice before using if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, breast-feeding or suffer from allergies.

Active ingredients



Active Ingredient: The gel contains Ibuprofen 10% w/w

Also contains: Hydroxyethylcellulose, sodium hydroxide, benzyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, purified water. more less

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