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Ibugel Range


This range contains ibuprofen, a popular topical Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug (NSAID), which provides both analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties delivered direct to the site of the pain. The Ibugel range of 'topical NSAIDs' offers a safer alternative to oral NSAIDs and their associated side-effects.

The Ibugel range provides patients with topical ibuprofen formulated using Dermal's topical formulation and dermatology expertise.

The Ibugel range is available in the following presentations:

  • Ibugel: 5% ibuprofen gel
  • Ibugel Forte: 10% ibuprofen gel available only on prescription
  • Ibuspray: 5% ibuprofen aqueous-alcoholic spray

Articles available online:

Ibugel has been shown to achieve up to 5 fold increase in skin penetration compared to other contemporary formulations. To view the article 'Skin penetration of topical formulations of ibuprofen', click here.

Ibugel has been shown to be more effective than placebo treatment. To view the article, click here.

Ibugel can be as effective as 400mg ibuprofen tablets when treating soft tissue injuries. To view the study 'Comparative efficacy of a proprietary topical ibuprofen gel and oral ibuprofen in acute soft tissue injuries', click here.

Maintaining flexibility in older age is important. Lack of exercise and movement can quickly lead to stiff joints and weak muscles. To download the leaflet 'Maintaining flexibility in older age', click here.

ibuprofen 5.0% w/w gel
100g tube £4.87 (NHS price ex. VAT) [P]

Ibugel Forte 10%
ibuprofen 10% w/w gel
100g tube £5.79 (NHS price ex. VAT) [POM]

ibuprofen 5.0% w/w spray
100 ml plastic bottle £6.18 (NHS price ex. VAT) [P]