Voltarol Emulgel® P
For targeted pain relief in osteoarthritis, joints and muscles
When to use
Voltarol Emulgel® P brings targeted and localised relief from pain and swelling (inflammation) in muscles, back and neck. It relieves pain to help you get moving again!
Voltarol Emulgel® P can also be used for relief of mild arthritis. A clinical study has shown that Voltarol Emulgel® P is as effective as taking 400mg oral ibuprofen for osteoarthritis of the fingers. For arthritis pain it may be necessary to apply the gel for up to 7 days to allow its effect to build up on the joint and before an improvement in pain is noticed.
The 100g pack size features an easy open cap specially designed for arthritis or osteoarthritis sufferers.
How it works
Unlike products such as heat patches and cooling gels that work by only cooling or heating the skin, Voltarol Emulgel® P contains a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) called diclofenac which targets pain at its source. Emulgel® technology helps the gel to penetrate deeply into the skin to enhance delivery of diclofenac to the point of pain. Applying the gel 3 or 4 times a day produces a reservoir of the active ingredient diclofenac to provide your skin a source of diclofenac that lasts for hours. The gel works by blocking production of some of the body’s chemicals that cause pain, tenderness and swelling (inflammation) – so relieving your pain to help restore your mobility!
The Emulgel® combines the benefit of a moisturising cream with the properties of a gel. The gel helps the active ingredient diclofenac get through the skin barrier as well as offering a cooling effect to ease the painful and red areas of the body.
How to use
The amount of gel needed will vary depending upon the size of the painful or swollen area. An amount ranging in size from 1 penny to a 2 pence piece will usually be sufficient. Apply 3 to 4 times a day unless your doctor, general practitioner or pharmacist tells you otherwise, and allow at least 4 hours between applications of the gel. Do not apply more than 4 times in any 24-hour period.
Consult your doctor if pain and swelling do not improve within 7 days. Do not use the gel for longer than 7 days unless longer treatment has been recommended by a doctor. The gel is not recommended for use in children under 14years of age.
Contains diclofenac diethylammonium. Always read the label.
Voltarol Emulgel® P is available from your pharmacist in 4 sizes: 30g, 50g, 100g.
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Remember not to use more than one diclofenac containing product at one time, or combine Voltarol products with other painkillers.