Voltarol 12 Hour Joint Pain Relief 2.32% Gel
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Voltarol 12 Hour Joint Pain Relief 2.32% Gel - eases joint pain and inflammation all day long when applied twice daily1
Provides up to 12 hours of relief from joint pain through an anti-inflammatory action.1
Contains diclofenac, a potent non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with effective analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.2
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Diclofenac gets deep into the joint area3
After topical administration, diclofenac is distributed to the subcutaneous tissues, muscle, synovial tissues and synovial fluid, the latter tissues typically being most likely to be driving joint pain.3 Its chemical properties support retention within the joint where it is needed, rather than the blood stream.3,4
Voltarol 12 Hour Joint Pain Relief 2.32% Gel is specially formulated to help the anti-inflammatory ingredient get through the skin.5 It contains a permeation enhancer for increased delivery of diclofenac through the skin.5*
The deep penetration of Voltarol 12 Hour Joint Pain Relief 2.32% Gel makes it suitable for the treatment of joint pain related to trauma of the tendons, ligaments, muscles and other joint tissues as well as localised soft-tissue rheumatism.
*Voltarol 12 Hour Joint Pain Relief 2.32% Gel compared with Voltarol 1.16% Gel (in vitro study) when measured over 24 hours.
Provides up to 12 hours of relief from joint pain1
Voltarol 12 Hour Joint Pain Relief 2.32% Gel has proven clinical efficacy: in a study of acute ankle sprain, patients experienced a 65% reduction in pain from baseline after 4 days, with additional benefits in terms of reductions in swelling vs placebo.1
Voltarol 12 Hour Joint Pain Relief 2.32% Gel provides all-day joint-pain relief, meaning convenient twice-daily application is all that is needed.1
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The lowest number-needed-to-treat (NNT) for Voltarol Gels* in a Cochrane Review of topical NSAIDs vs placebo6,7
A Cochrane Review of 61 studies of topical NSAIDs compared with placebo (>8000 patients) reported that Voltarol Gels* have the lowest NNT (1.8) of topical NSAIDs in acute musculoskeletal pain, including topical ibuprofen (3.9).6,7*†
This means that for every single patient you treat with Voltarol Gel over other topical NSAIDs, you have a better chance of giving them the significant pain relief that helps get them back on their feet and enjoying life again.6
*1.16% and 2.32% Voltarol Gel formulations included in the review.†vs topical ibuprofen, ketoprofen, benzydamine, piroxicam and indomethacin.
Low systemic absorption, for a lower risk of systemic side effects3,8
Voltarol 12 Hour Joint Pain Relief 2.32% Gel has a low systemic exposure3,9 meaning a reduced risk of systemic side effects and drug–drug interactions.3
That includes a reduced systemic side-effect risk vs oral NSAIDs (e.g. gastrointestinal events).10,11*
*There is an increased risk of mild dermatological side effects (e.g. skin irritation) with topical diclofenac, but this is non-serious and reversible.
Dual siting of Voltarol Joint Pain Relief Gel could benefit you and your patients
Also available for self-selection – Voltarol Joint Pain Relief 2.32% Gel.
This GSL pack is designed to drive initial trial for first time purchase and increase accessibility for patients.
- First time purchase for pain is more likely to be a smaller pack size from the healthcare aisle12
- Only 25% of sufferers access the pharmacy counter for pain relief13
Available in 30g and 50g packs for self-selection.
Voltarol Joint Pain Relief Gel is only recommend for 7 days.
Site Voltarol Joint Pain Relief Gel in the healthcare aisle to drive trial and increase accessibility for joint pain sufferers.
Nora needs to regain mobility by easing joint stiffness
Nora wakes up with joint pain and stiffness each morning and has difficulty climbing stairs but does not want this to control her life or her choices.
She already receives multiple oral medications and is concerned that adding more will increase her risk of side effects.
Nora tries to stay active by gardening and going for walks, but this can sometimes be a struggle.
She wants sustained relief from her pain so that she can do the things she enjoys.
Recommend Voltarol 12 Hour Joint Pain Relief 2.32% Gel for your patients suffering with joint pain looking for long lasting relief.
Recommend Voltarol 12 Hour Joint Pain Relief 2.32% Gel to your patients for all day relief of joint pain and inflammation when applied twice daily
Voltarol 12 Hour Joint Pain Relief 2.32% Gel
For patients who are looking for long-lasting relief from joint pain and inflammation, using a topical formulation.
Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief 1.16% Gel, Voltarol 12 Hour Joint Pain Relief 2.32% Gel, Voltarol Joint Pain Relief 2.32% Gel, Voltarol Osteoarthritis Joint Pain Relief 1.16% Gel (diclofenac diethylammonium), Voltarol 140 mg Medicated Plaster (diclofenac sodium). Indications Gels: Local symptomatic relief of pain and inflammation in trauma of the tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints e.g. due to sprains, strains and bruises, and localised forms of soft tissue rheumatism. Osteoarthritis Gel only: Relief of pain of non-serious arthritic conditions. Plaster: Local symptomatic, short term treatment of pain in acute strains, sprains or bruises of the extremities following blunt trauma. Dosage and method of use Gels: Adults and children aged 14 years and over. Gently rub 2-4 g into skin of affected site. Gels & Plaster: If symptoms worsen or do not improve within 7 days, seek medical advice. Back & Muscle Gel: Apply 3-4 times daily for up to 7 days. Leave at least 4 hours between applications. No more than 4 applications in 24 hours. Maximum daily dose 16 g. 12 Hour Joint Pain Relief: Apply 2 times daily (morning and evening) for up to 14 days. Maximum daily dose 8 g. Not for use for longer than 14 days unless recommended by doctor. Joint Pain Relief: Apply 2 times daily (morning and evening) for up to 7 days. Maximum daily dose 8 g. Not for use for longer than 7 days unless recommended by doctor. Osteoarthritis Gel: Apply 3-4 times daily for up to 14 days. Maximum daily dose 16 g. Not for use for longer than 14 days unless recommended by doctor. Consult doctor if more than two major joints affected. Plaster: Adults and adolescents aged 16 years and over: Apply 1 plaster to the painful area twice daily (morning and evening), for up to 7 days. Max dose 2 plasters/day. Treat one painful area at a time. Remove prior to bathing/showering. Use for shortest duration necessary to control symptoms. Contraindications Patients whose asthma, angioedema, urticaria or acute rhinitis are precipitated by aspirin or other NSAIDs. Hypersensitivity to diclofenac, aspirin, other NSAIDs or excipients. Third trimester of pregnancy. Gels Children under 14 years. Plaster: Children under 16 years. Patients with active peptic ulcer, angioedema, damaged skin. Precautions Gels Do not use on large areas of skin and over a prolonged period. Do not smoke and avoid naked flames. Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight to avoid photosensitivity. Gels/Plaster Apply only to intact, non-diseased skin. Do not use with occlusion. Avoid ingestion or contact with eyes or mucous membranes. Caution in patients with previous or active peptic ulceration; suffering from/previous history of asthma. Discontinue use immediately if skin rash develops. Caution with concomitant use of other diclofenac products or systemic NSAIDs. Plaster: Avoid exposure to ultraviolet light after removing the plaster. Use with caution in elderly patients and in patients with impaired renal, cardiac or hepatic function, bowel disease or haemorrhagic diathesis. Side effects See SPCs for full details. Rash, erythema, pruritus, dermatitis, eczema. Hypersensitivity (including urticaria), angioneurotic oedema. Asthma. Photosensitivity reactions. Gels: Desquamation, skin discolouration. Plaster: application site reactions, dry skin, anaphylactic type reaction. Product licence number, legal category, pack size and RSP (excl. VAT) Back & Muscle Gel: PL 44673/0156 (GSL) 30 g £4.83, 50 g £6.91, 100 g £11.24. 12 Hour Joint Pain Gel: PL 44673/0154 (P), 30 g £6.41, 50 g £9.16, 100 g £15.58. Joint Pain Gel: PL 44673/0160 (GSL), 30 g £6.41, 50 g £9.16. Osteoarthritis Gel: PL 44673/0155 (P), 30 g £4.83, 50 g £6.91, 100 g £11.24. Plaster: PL 44673/0158 (P), 2s £8.25, 5s £15.83. PL holder GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (UK) Trading Limited, 980 Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9GS, U.K. Date of preparation May 2020.