Nurofen Durance 200mg Medicated Plaster

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The active substance is ibuprofen. Ibuprofen belongs to a group of medicines called Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), which work by changing how the body responds to pain, swelling and high temperature. The medicated plaster locally delivers ibuprofen continuously at the site of pain over 24 hours of application.

Nurofen Durance is indicated for the short-term treatment of local pain in acute muscular strains, or sprains in benign traumas close to the joint of the upper or lower limb in adults and adolescents aged 16 years and older.

Directions for use:

Adults and adolescents aged 16 years and over:

  • One dose is equal to one medicated plaster. The maximum dose for a single 24 hour period is one medicated plaster.
  • For cutaneous use on intact skin. It is recommended to carefully wash and dry the area to be treated before applying the plaster.
  • The plaster can be applied at any time during the day or night, but should be removed and a new plaster re-applied at the same time on the following day.
  • The plaster is flexible and conformable, and if necessary can be applied on or near a joint and will allow for normal movement.

Do not:

  •  cut the plaster, it should be used whole.
  • apply to broken or damaged skin.
  • cover with other plasters or non-breathable dressings/bandages
  • get the plaster wet

Method of application:

1. To remove a medicated plaster, tear or cut along the dotted line on the sachet.

2. Remove the plastic film marked (A) and place the adhesive strip over the middle of the pain area.

3. Remove plastic film marked (B) and stretching slightly, smooth this part of the medicated plaster onto your skin.

4. Remove plastic film marked (C).

5. Stretching slightly, smooth the rest of the medicated plaster onto your skin.

Duration of Treatment:

You should use as few doses as you need for the shortest time necessary to relieve your symptoms. Do not use this medicine for more than 5 days unless instructed to do so by your doctor.


Do not use Nurofen Durance if you:

  • are allergic to ibuprofen, aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid), other Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), or to any of the ingredients of this medicine (listed below) 
  • have had a previous allergic reaction after taking Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) or aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid); such as asthma, wheezing, itching, runny nose, skin rashes, swelling
  • Do not use Nurofen Durance on injured skin (such as skin abrasions, cuts, burns), infected skin, skin affected by exudative dermatitis or eczema, eyes, lips or mucosa. Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Nurofen Durance if you: 

  • have or have ever had asthma or suffer from allergies. 
  • have gastric ulcer, bowel, heart, kidney or liver problems.
  • are  pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you have any other medical conditions or are on medication for another medical condition, consult with your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medication


The active substance is ibuprofen.

One medicated plaster contains 200mg of ibuprofen.

The other ingredients are: Adhesive layer: Macrogol 400, Macrogol 20000, Levo-Menthol, Styrene-Isoprene-Styrene Block Copolymer, Polyisobutylene, Hydrogenated Rosin Glycerol Ester, Liquid Paraffin, Backing layer:Woven Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Release liner: Silicone coated Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

Keep all medicines out the sight and reach of children.

Always consult the Patient Information Leaflet before using this medicine.

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