For muscle pain relief
P 1% w/w Gel
Voltarol Emulgel P 1% w/w Gel contains the active ingredient diclofenac which is from the group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Voltarol Emulgel P 1% w/w Gel is used to relieve pain and reduce swelling in a number of painful conditions affecting the joints and muscles, e.g. sprains, strains and bruises. It is also used to relieve the pain of muscular rheumatism.
Voltarol Emulgel P 1% w/w Gel is available in 30 g, 50 g and 100 g tubes.
Questions & Answers
Voltarol Emulgel is a medicated treatment containing a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine. 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 is non-greasy, with no strong odour
Emulgel is a technology designed for the Voltarol gel 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 painful or swollen area. An amount ranging in size from 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 or leaflet 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 pregnant
- You have ever had an asthma attack or allergic reaction after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs such as diclofenac 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 P 1% w/w Gel is suitable for you. In addition, before you start using Voltarol Emulgel P 1% w/w Gel carefully read the product information leaflet included in the pack for instructions on how to use.
Voltarol Emulgel P 1% w/w 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 Emulgel P 1% w/w 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 doctor or pharmacist.
The use of diclofenac in pregnant women has not been studied; therefore, Voltarol Emulgel products should not be used during pregnancy.