Voltaren Emulgel

Voltaren Emulgel

Voltaren Emulgel with no-mess applicator not only relieves pain, but reduces inflammation in sprains and strains1–3

No Mess Applicator enables targeted muscle pain relief, without messy fingers.

Voltaren Emulgel contains the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), diclofenac, that provides relief from musculoskeletal inflammatory conditions including:4

  • acute soft tissue injuries including sprains, strains and sports injuries
  • localised forms of soft tissue rheumatism such as tendinitis and bursitis
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A formulation designed for effective skin penetration5-7

After topical application, diclofenac penetrates through the skin into the muscle, reaching underlying tissue to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.6,7

When it comes to topical NSAIDs, formulation can be more important than concentration.8 The aqueous-alcoholic gel formulation of Voltaren Emulgel enables better absorption of the active ingredient, diclofenac, compared to lipid-based gels.5

Reduces pain on movement, with the first analgesic effect felt from 1 hour after application.*1

*Pain on movement in acute neck pain

Graph showing pain relief with Voltaren Emulgel versus placebo

Effective relief of pain and reduction of inflammation1–3

In a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of patients with acute neck pain, Voltaren Emulgel relieved muscle pain 2 x faster.1*

*50% pain relief at 2 days vs 5 days for placebo

Targeted muscle pain relief2,4,10 without messy fingers

NoMess applicator directions and product image

Voltaren Emulgel with No Mess Applicator avoids messy hands

Over a quarter of patients (27%) say that physical contact with the gel* stops them using a topical analgesic.10

The No Mess Applicator allows patients to get Voltaren Emulgel directly to the point of pain,2,4,9 while keeping hands and fingers clean.

*Or odour.

Low systemic absorption

Applying Voltaren Emulgel

Low systemic absorption, for a lower risk of systemic side effects vs oral NSAIDs1,2,11*

Topical diclofenac targets the inflamed area and has low systemic absorption, for a lower risk of systemic side effects vs oral NSAIDs.1,2,11*

*There is an increased risk of mild dermatological side effects (e.g. skin irritation) with topical diclofenac, but this is non-serious and reversible.

Supported by Guidelines

Guidelines support the use of topical NSAIDs12,13

Guidelines support the use of topical NSAIDs, such as Voltaren Emulgel, as an effective treatment for soft tissue injuries.12,13

To relieve pain and reduce inflammation after sprains and strains, guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends using topical NSAIDs or paracetamol as initial analgesics for soft-tissue injuries.13

Patients should also be advised not to apply heat to the injury during the first 72 hours.13

What can Voltaren Emulgel do for Ben?

Man playing with son on his back

Ben wants effective pain relief

Ben balances the demands of his full-time job with taking care of two young children.

He enjoys going to the gym or exercising outdoors and loves nothing more than playing with his children.

The last thing he needs is pain from a sprain or strain affecting his life.

Voltaren Emulgel with No Mess Applicator helps by relieving pain and reducing inflammation,1,4 so Ben can get on with his life.

What can Voltaren Emulgel with No Mess applicator do for Peter?

Man clutching knee in pain

Peter wants effective pain relief

Peter is a senior manager in a large multi-national company with a demanding commute. By the time he has driven 2 hours in each direction, he is usually experiencing pain in his left knee.

On days when his pain is troublesome he needs pain relief that will allow him to get comfortable, so his evening is not disrupted.

Peter has been seeing a physiotherapist regularly since his youth and prefers using topical treatments. He has recently moved on to using the one with the applicator – which he has found useful not only for keeping his hands clean during application but also helps him to apply in the exact place to obtain the relief he needs.

Voltaren Emulgel with No Mess Applicator helps by relieving pain and reducing inflammation,1,4 so Peter can get back on with his life.

Recommend Voltaren Emulgel to your patients for reduction of muscle pain and inflammation

Voltaren Emulgel with No Mess Applicator

Voltaren Emulgel with No Mess Applicator

For patients who are looking for relief from sprains and strains, using a topical formulation.4

Voltaren Emulgel product details

  • 1 g of Voltaren Emulgel contains 11.6 mg of diclofenac diethylamine, which corresponds to 10 mg of diclofenac sodium.

    Also contains excipients (carbomer, macrogol cetostearyl ether, cocoyl caprylocaprate, diethylamine, isopropyl alcohol, propylene glycol, liquid paraffin, perfume cream 45 (containing benzyl benzoate) purified water).

  • For cutaneous use only. Patients should consult their doctor if the condition does not improve or worsens within 7 days of starting treatment.

    The duration of treatment depends on the indication and clinical response. The product should not be used for more than 14 days for soft-tissue injuries or soft-tissue rheumatism, or 21 days for osteoarthritis pain, unless recommended by a doctor.

    Adults and adolescents aged 12 and over Voltaren Emulgel should be applied over the affected area three or four times daily and rubbed gently into the skin. The amount needed depends on the size of the painful area: 2 g to 4 g (cherry to walnut sized) is sufficient to treat an area of about 400–800 cm. After application, the hands should be washed, unless they are the site being treated, and unless the NoMess applicator is used.

    Do not apply to cuts, open wounds or any other area where the skin is damaged.

    After rubbing the gel into the skin, non-occlusive bandages can be used, however without an airtight dressing.

    Allow at least four hours between applications of the gel. Do not apply more than four times in any 24-hour period.

  • The full Product Information is available from GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare on request (FREECALL 1800 028 533)

  • The full Product Information is available from GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare on request (FREECALL 1800 028 533)

Voltaren Emulgel with No Mess Applicator − relieves pain and reduces inflammation1-3

Voltaren Emulgel with No Mess Applicator − relieves pain and reduces inflammation1-3
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