For the relief of mild arthritis
Voltarol Emulgel P
Voltarol Emulgel P can 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 arthritis of the fingers.*
Voltarol Emulgel P is available in 30 g, 50 g, 100 g tubes. The 100g tube also features an easy to open cap designed for arthritis sufferers.
*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.
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Questions & Answers
Voltarol Emulgel P is a medicated treatment containing a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. The active ingredient (diclofenac) penetrates the skin to provide relief of pain and inflammation. It works differently from heat or cooling rubs, which contain ingredients that stimulate nerves in the skin, to provide a sensation of heating or cooling.
Voltarol Emulgel P is non-greasy, with no strong odour.
Emulgel is a technology designed for Voltarol Emulgel formulation. It helps the gel to penetrate deeply into the skin. In addition, the Emulgel technology uses a unique combination of a gel and cream to provide both a cooling and soothing effect when applied to the skin.
Gently rub or massage in a small amount of gel into the skin around the painful or swollen area. An amount ranging in size from a cherry to a walnut will usually be sufficient. However, the amount of gel needed will vary depending upon the size of the painful or swollen area. Check the label of the product you are using for correct dosage information.
- You are allergic to diclofenac, propylene glycol, isopropyl alcohol, butylhydroxy toluene or any of the other ingredients
- You are in the last three months of pregnancy
- You have ever had an asthma attack or allergic reaction after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs such as diclofenac or ibuprofen
- You are under 14 years of age
- You are using other medicine containing diclofenac or taking oral NSAIDs such as aspirin or ibuprofen
If you have any other health conditions or you are taking any other medications, including those that do not require a prescription, always ask your pharmacist or doctor if Voltarol Emulgel is suitable for you. In addition, before you start using Voltarol Emulgel, carefully read the product information leaflet included in the pack for instructions on how to use it.
Voltarol Emulgel P should only be applied to healthy skin and not rubbed into open wounds, infections, open injuries or any other area where the skin is abnormal.
Voltarol Emulgel P should not be used with air-tight or water-tight dressings, however, non-sealed breathable bandages can be used. For further details regarding precautions of using Voltarol products please consult your pharmacist.