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This medication is used for the treatment of rheumatic and muscular pain, sprains, and strains.


Consult your doctor for further advice.

Side effects

The patients taking this medication may experience redness.

Expert Advice

-Apply as advised by your healthcare provider

-For external use only

-Wash and dry area gently before application

-Apply a thin layer of medication over affected areas

-Rub lightly. Apply dressing to the applied area only if needed

-Contact your healthcare provider if no improvement is seen or the condition is worsening

-Avoid contact with eyes, mucous membranes or open wounds


Does this medication in topical forms work as good as oral?

Topically administered ibuprofen has been shown to be equally effective to orally administered ibuprofen in the treatment of joint and soft tissue injury and is associated with a lower incidence of unwanted gastrointestinal side effects.

Can this medication be absorbed through skin?

This medication is absorbed into the bloodstream less when you apply it to the skin than when you take it by mouth, which means gels and sprays are less likely to cause side effects than products you take by mouth.

How long does it takes for this medication to work?

This medication takes 1 to 2 days to work when putting it directly onto your skin

What happens on long term usage?

Aggravation of side effects results, hence it is advised to use this medicine according to the doctor’s instruction.

Medicines containing ibuprofen-topical

Brufen Cream 30gm 5%

By Abbott Laboratories

Pack size: 30gm