Voltarol 140mg Medicated Plaster
Targets pain and inflammation3,4
Voltarol 140mg Medicated Plaster contains diclofenac, which penetrates to the painful and inflamed site.3 Once there, this active ingredient relieves pain by targeting inflammation.4
This is unlike products* that work only by cooling or heating the skin.
*cooling gels and heat patches
Provides over twice as much relief from muscle pain vs a placebo patch1
In a Phase III randomised controlled trial involving 160 patients, the Voltarol 140mg Medicated Plaster was over twice as effective in relieving muscle pain from acute soft tissue injuries of the limbs such as contusion, strain and sprain vs a non-medicated patch.1*†
*p<0.001 vs placebo patch†from Day 4 after treatment initiation.
Voltarol 140mg Medicated Plaster has reduced risk of systemic side effects1
Systemic absorption with Voltarol 140mg Medicated Plaster is only 2–10% of the same dose given orally, which carries a lower risk of systemic side effects.1,3,5-7*
*vs oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Nicholas wants effective pain relief and to recover as quickly as possible
Nicholas is ambitious and competitive, giving 100% in everything he does.
Outside of work, his real passion is meeting friends on evenings and weekends to play sport.
He experiences occasional muscle strain and pain but is always keen to minimise downtime.
Voltarol 140mg Medicated Plaster relieves muscle pain, acts on inflammation and reduces swelling,1,2 so Nicholas can continue giving 100% upon recovery.
Recommend Voltarol 140mg Medicated Plaster to your patients for effective relief of muscle pain
Voltarol 140mg Medicated Plaster
For patients who are looking for effective relief from muscle pain, with a topically applied medicine.
Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief 1.16% Gel, Voltarol Max Strength Pain Relief 2.32% Gel, Voltarol Joint & Back 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. Max Strength 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 & Back 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. Max Strength Pain Gel: PL 44673/0154 (P), 30 g £6.41, 50 g £9.16, 100 g £15.58. Joint & Back 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 15545/0012 (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. Plaster: GlaxoSmithKline Dungarvan Limited, Knockbrack, Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland. Date of preparation: June 2022.