Voltarol® Emulgel® Extra Strength 2% w/w Gel
For all day concentrated relief from joint pain
When to use
Voltarol® Emulgel® Extra Strength gel can provide all day relief from pain & swelling (inflammation) in joints and muscles. The pain and swelling can be caused by overuse of muscles and joints during physical activity such as walking, exercise, gardening or your working environment. If you want to keep enjoying your everyday activities, then double strength Voltarol® Emulgel® Extra Strength gel can help you take back control of your life by providing you with long-lasting pain relief. Please see "How to use" section for further information.
How it works
Voltarol® Emulgel® Extra Strength gel can be applied twice daily (morning and evening) to last all day because the gel creates a reservoir of diclofenac when applied regularly according to instructions, which gives the skin a source of the active ingredient throughout the day for lasting relief of pain and inflammation. Unlike products that work by just heating or cooling the skin, Voltarol® Emulgel® Extra Strength contains an anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) called diclofenac which targets pain at its source. Diclofenac works by blocking production of some of the body’s chemicals that cause swelling (inflammation), pain and tenderness. The active ingredient in Voltarol® Emulgel® Extra Strength gel, diclofenac, has been used as a pain reliever for over 30 years in Ireland.
The Emulgel® technology used in this product helps the gel to penetrate deeply into the skin to enhance delivery of the active ingredient, diclofenac, to the site of pain and swelling. In addition, the Emulgel® technology is a combination of a gel and cream providing both a cooling and soothing effect when applied to the skin. The massaging effect of applying the Emulgel® can provide additional soothing benefits at the site of pain and inflammation.
How to use
Gently rub or massage in a small amount of gel into the skin around painful or swollen area. A quantity 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 (maximum daily dosage 8g). Apply 2 times daily (preferably morning and evening) unless your doctor or pharmacist tells you otherwise.
Consult your doctor if pain and swelling do not improve or worsen within 7 days. Do not use the gel for longer than 7 days. The gel is not recommended for use in children under 14 years of age.
Voltarol® Emulgel® Extra Strength gel has a pleasant smell and will not stain clothing. It is neither greasy nor sticky, and is easy to rub into the skin.
Contains diclofenac diethylammonium. Always read the label/leaflet.
Voltarol® Emulgel® Extra Strength gel is available from your pharmacy in 2 sizes: 30 g and 50 g.
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Remember not to use more than one diclofenac containing product at one time, or combine Voltarol products with other pain relievers such as aspirin or ibuprofen.top