Voltarol 140mg Medical Plaster
For relief of pain & inflammation in muscles, including neck, shoulder, arms and legs.
When to use
Voltarol® Medicated Plaster provides powerful efficacious pain relief in a plaster format. It is the only medicated pain relief plaster with anti-inflammatory action only available at pharmacy counters. Voltarol® Medicated Plaster may be appropriate for people who are already taking one or more oral medications and may be concerned about drug interactions. Voltarol® Medicated Plaster should not be used at the same time as other diclofenac-containing medicines or other topical or oral NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen or aspirin.
How it works
Unlike heat patches, the plaster contains an anti-inflammatory. It penetrates deep to the source of pain to provide powerful pain relief. The Voltarol® Medicated Plaster provides up to two times more powerful deep down pain relief, compared to a non-medicated,non-heated placebo patch. The plaster also provides 12 hours continuous release of the active ingredient (diclofenac) to the site of pain. This means the plaster only needs to be applied once in the morning and once in the evening to provide effective pain relief. The plaster format also means the product is very discreet: it is odourless and sticks firmly, whilst being only 1mm thin and very flexible.
How to use
Attach one medicated plaster to the painful area twice daily, one in the morning and one in the evening.
Voltarol® Medicated Plaster can be worn under clothing. To apply the plaster remove one of the two protective films, then apply to the area to be treated and remove the remaining protective film. Apply slight pressure with the palm of your hand until the plaster sticks firmly to your skin. The maximum daily dosage is 2 medicated plasters, even if there is more than one painful area to be treated, only treat one painful area at a time.
Voltarol® Medicated Plaster should not be used at the same time as other diclofenac-containing medicines or other topical or oral NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen or aspirin. Do not use the plaster for longer than 7 days. Consult your doctor if pain and swelling do not improve or worsen within 7 days. Use for the shortest time required to relieve pain. The plaster is not recommended for use in children under 16 years of age.
Contains diclofenac sodium. Always read the label.
Voltarol® Medicated Plaster is available in major supermarkets and pharmacies in packs of 2. Read the package insert for further information.