Voltarol 12HR Emugel 50g
Voltarol 12HR Emugel 50g
Voltarol 12 Hour Emulgel can provide concentrated all day pain relief which targets pain and inflammation at the source.
- Concentrates relief deep in the joint to fight pain and inflammation all day long
- Unique combination of a gel and cream providing both a cooling and soothing effect when applied to the skin
- Penetrates deeply into the site of pain and swelling
- Long-lasting pain relief
- Applied twice daily
- 50g gel tube
By applying the gel two times a day (morning and evening), a reservoir of diclofenac is formed to give the skin a reserve of active ingredient that can provide long-lasting all-day pain relief. It combines a gel and cream in one, which gives both a cooling and soothing effect when applied to the skin.
Active Ingredients: Diclofenac Diethylammonium. Each 1g of gel contains 23.2mg of diclofenac diethylammonium.
Other Ingredients: Butylhydroxytoluene, Carbomers, Cocoyl Caprylocaprate, Diethylamine, Isopropyl Alcohol, Liquid Paraffin, Macrogol Cetostearyl Ether, Oleyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Perfume, Purified Water.
Usage and Instructions
Adults and children aged 14 years and over:
Use a small, thumbnail-sized amount and rub gently into the skin over the affected site. Apply 2 times daily (preferably morning and evening) to the affected area of the skin.
When using for the first time, reverse the cap, engage with the nozzle, twist and remove the seal from the tube.
Do not use for more than 14 days, unless longer treatment is recommended by a doctor. Do not exceed the stated dose.
Do not use more than 50g of Voltarol 12 Hour Emulgel P 2.32% Gel in one week, Wash hands after use (unless they are the site being treated).
Not for use on children under 14 years. If symptoms worsen or persist for longer than 7 days, consult your doctor.
- Before use, read the enclosed leaflet carefully.
- Do not use if you are allergic to, or ever had an asthma attack, wheezing, urticaria (hives) or a runny nose after taking aspirin or other NSAID pain/anti-inflammatory medicine, or if you are sensitive to diclofenac or any other ingredient of the gel.
- Do not use if you are pregnant and consult your doctor before use if you are breastfeeding.
- Do not use if you are taking oral diclofenac or other NSAID tablets.
- Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using if you suffer from asthma, have ever had a stomach or duodenal ulcer, or are taking any prescribed medicines.
- Do not apply to cuts, wounds, sunburned skin or another area where the skin is abnormal, or near the eyes or nasal area. Do not cover with a bandage or plaster.
- Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.
- Do not store above 30°C.
- This is a medicine; Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, are taking any other medication or complementary therapy, or if symptoms persist.
- Seek advice before using if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or suffer from allergies.Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
If you experience any of the following signs of allergy, stop using Voltarol Joint Pain Relief 2.32% Gel and tell a doctor or pharmacist immediately:
- Skin rash with blisters; hives. (These side effects are likely to affect 1 to 10 people in every 10,000).
- Wheezing, shortness of breath or feeling of tightness in the chest (asthma). (These sideeffects are likely to affect less than 1 person in every 10,000).
- Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat. (These side effects are likely to affect less than 1 person in every 10,000).
- Other side effects which may occur are usually mild, passing and harmless (if you are concerned, tell a doctor or pharmacist).
Common side effects (likely to affect between 1 and 10 in every 100 patients)
- Skin rash, itching, reddening or smarting of the skin.
Very rare side effects (likely to affect less than 1 in every 10,000 patients)
- The skin may be more sensitive to the sun.
- Possible signs are sunburn with itching, swelling and blistering.
Reporting of side effects: If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.