Fastum Gel contains a medicine called ketoprofen. Fastum Gel belongs to a group of medicines called NonSteroidal Anti- Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). These reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Fastum Gel is used to relieve the pain of soft tissue injuries, and acute strains and sprains. Fastum Gel shouldonly be used by adults and children over 12 years of age.
Do not use Fastum Gel:
If you are allergic to ketoprofen or to any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in Section 6)
If you are allergic to UV blockers (sun creams) or perfumes
If you are allergic to aspirin, other NSAIDs (eg ibuprofen) or any medicines for pain relief or inflammation
including tiaprofenic acid. Signs of an allergic reaction include wheezing (asthma), runny nose (rhinitis) or
an itchy rash (hives)
If you are allergic to fenofibrate (a medicine used to lower blood cholesterol)
If you intend to use it on skin conditions such as eczema or acne, an open or infected wound, abscess, ulcer
If the area to be treated is near the eyes
If you are pregnant (see pregnancy and breast-feeding section).
Stop using Fastum Gel immediately if you experience any skin reaction including reactions after co-application
with octocrylene containing products (octocrylene is an ingredient used in several cosmetic and hygiene products
such as shampoo, after-shave, shower and bath gels, skin creams, lipsticks, anti-ageing creams, make-up
removers and hair sprays in order to delay product breakdown due to sunlight).
Protect your skin from sunlight even on a bright but cloudy day. Do not use sunbeds.
This applies during treatment and for two weeks after stopping.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor before using Fastum Gel:
If you have heart, liver or kidney problems.
The use of large amounts of Fastum Gel may give rise to side effects such as hypersensitivity and asthma.
Exposure to the sun (even hazy) or to UV from a sunbed or solarium of areas treated with Fastum Gel can
induce potentially serious skin reactions (photosensitisation). Therefore it is necessary to:
o Protect treated areas by wearing clothing during treatment and for two weeks following its
discontinuation to avoid any risk of photosensitisation.
o Wash your hands thoroughly after each application of Fastum Gel.
Treatment should be discontinued immediately upon development of any skin reaction such as rash after
application of Fastum Gel.
Avoid direct sunlight and solarium (sunbeds) during and for 2 weeks after treatment.
Do not exceed the recommended length of treatment.
Do not use near mucous membranes (eg lips, vagina).
If you have asthma as well as a persistent runny nose, sinusitis or nasal polyps, you may have a higher risk
of being allergic to aspirin or similar medicines than other people.
Children and adolescents
The safety and efficacy of Fastum Gel in children has not been established.
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