Nurofen 5% Gel

Free delivery on orders over €50


Free delivery on orders over €50 - *there may be additional charge for larger items. Visit our delivery information page to find out more.


Nurofen 5% Gel

Nurofen Joint & Back Pain Relief 5% 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. Nurofen Joint & Back Pain Relief 5% 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.

Directions for use:

Check the seal is intact before first use. Invert cap to break seal.

Nurofen Joint & Back Pain 5% Gel is for use on the skin only and should only be used on healthy, unbroken skin.

Do not:

  • use in the mouth or take it by mouth
  • use near cuts and grazes or under dressings such as plasters
  • use on the genital area
  • let the gel come into contact with your eyes. If it does, rinse thoroughly and consult a doctor.

Wash your hands after applying the gel, unless they are the site of treatment.

Adults and children 12 years and over:

  • Squeeze 4 to 10cm of gel from the tube and lightly rub onto the affected area 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.
  • The amount of gel squeezed would be equivalent to 50 to 125mg of Ibuprofen.

Nurofen Joint & Back Pain 5% gel is not recommended for children under 12 years.

If symptoms persist for more than 7 days, or worsen at any time, consult your doctor or pharmacist.


Do not use Nurofen Joint & Back Pain Relief 5% Gel: 

  • if you are allergic to ibuprofen, aspirin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (see below)
  • if you have had previous allergic reactions (e.g. asthma, runny nose, swelling, rash) when taking ibuprofen, aspirin or similar medicines
  • do not use on broken or damaged skin
  • in children under 12 years old.

Precautions when using this product:

Do not let the product come into contact with the eyes, mouth or lips.

Take care when using this product to protect the treated area from sunlight exposure. Do not smoke or go near naked flames - risk of severe burns. Fabric (clothing, bedding, dressings etc) that has been in contact with this product burns more easily and is a serious fire hazard. Washing clothing and bedding may reduce product build-up but not totally remove it.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Nurofen Joint & Back Pain Relief 5% Gel 

  • if you are taking aspirin or any other pain relieving medication 
  • if you are pregnant
  • if you suffer from ulcers, or have problems with your stomach
  • if you have asthma 
  • if you have liver or kidney problems.
  • Other medicines and Nurofen Joint & Back Pain Relief 5% Gel Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.


The active substance is Ibuprofen.

The other ingredients are hydroxyethylcellulose, sodium hydroxide, benzyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, purified water.

Keep all medicines out the sight and reach of children.

Always consult the Patient Information Leaflet before using this medicine.

Delivery & Returns

Delivery Cost

A delivery charge of €6.50 is applied to orders under €50. We offer free delivery on orders over €50* (*Large and bulky mobility items may incur an additional fee – this will be communicated to you prior to order confirmation)

Delivery Range

At present, we deliver to anywhere within the Republic of Ireland. We do not ship internationally.

Delivery Schedule

We will ship goods within 5 working days of receipt of payment from our Webstore at our Kinsale Road Roundabout, Cork location. We deliver in partnership with An Post and Fastway Couriers. We do not ship on weekends or Bank Holidays. If any goods are out of stock, we will advise you of an expected availability date. Please ensure you include a contact telephone number when ordering with us online.

Once your order has shipped, it will usually be delivered within 3-5 working days (*This is an estimate, based on our current observed delivery times. Deliveries may take longer during busy periods or due to external factors beyond our control)

Delivery Tracking

You can track your order online with An Post Tracking / Fastway Couriers by entering the tracking number you will have received in your shipping confirmation email.

If you have not received a tracking number or cannot locate it, please contact us and we will provide the tracking details for you.


Damaged Items

All items are carefully inspected by our team prior to dispatch. If an item becomes damaged in transit, you must notify no more than 24 hours after receiving your item, as items damaged in transit must be reported within 24 hours of delivery.

Returning Unwanted Items

If your purchase does not fit your needs or requirements, you may notify and return your item within 14 days of receiving your order for a full refund on the price of the product. Returns made up to a maximum of 30 days post-purchase will be issued a credit note for the value of the returned product.

Return Criteria

All items must be returned in "as new" condition, including all original packaging, in order to receive a refund. Please ensure any wheelchairs or rollator is suitable before use, as once the tyres demonstrate signs of use, they cannot be refunded. Where products require assembly, products must be carefully dis-assembled and repackaged before being returned to us.

See our full returns policy here: