Make osteoarthritis less of a pain with Voltarol Osteoarthritis Joint Pain Relief Gel. Clinically proven to relieve pain and inflammation in osteoarthritis. A clinical study has shown that Voltarol Osteoarthritis Joint Pain Relief Gel is as effective as taking 400mg oral ibuprofen for arthritis 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.
Unlike products such as heat patches and cooling gels that work by only cooling or heating the skin, Voltarol Osteoarthritis Joint Pain Relief Gel 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 in your skin to provide a sustained source of diclofenac. 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 Voltarol Osteoarthritis Joint Pain Relief Gel 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.
Contains diclofenac diethylammonium. Always read the label.
Voltarol Osteoarthritis Joint Pain Relief Gel 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 Osteoarthritis Joint Pain Relief Gel 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.
When should I NOT use Voltarol Osteoarthritis Joint Pain Relief Gel ?
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 Osteoarthritis Joint Pain Relief Gel is suitable for you. In addition, before you start using Voltarol Osteoarthritis Joint Pain Relief Gel , carefully read the product information leaflet included in the pack for instructions on how to use it.
Voltarol Osteoarthritis Joint Pain Relief Gel 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 Osteoarthritis Joint Pain Relief Gel 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.