What is Voltarol Emulgel?
Voltarol Emulgel is a pain relief gel that can be used to ease sore muscles and joints. If you’re struggling with aching and swollen joints due to an injury or medical condition, this gel can help to relieve your pain and ease inflammation. Voltarol Emulgel is available in 100g and 180g tubes.
What kinds of pain can this gel help to ease?
Voltarol Emulgel can be used to ease lots of different kinds of joint and muscle pains all over the body. Some of the most popular reasons why people choose to use this product include:
- A backache
- Sports Injuries
- Other muscle and joint injuries
- Mild arthritis
How will this gel ease my joint and muscle pain?
Voltarol Emulgel contains the active ingredient diclofenac, a painkiller which is part of a group of medications known as NSAIDs, or Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs. This means that diclofenac won’t just ease your pain, but it will help to relieve swelling and inflammation in your muscles and joints too.
How to use Voltarol Emulgel
Squeeze a small amount of Voltarol Emulgel, around the size of a 1 penny or 2 penny piece, to the affected area and gently rub into the skin until the gel is absorbed. Do this up to 4 times a day, leaving at least 4 hours between each application. Do not use more than 4 times in any 24 hours, and do not use this gel for more than 14 days at a time, unless advised otherwise by your doctor.
Why do I need to answer questions to buy this product?
You do not need a prescription for Voltarol Emulgel, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist-4-U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that this product is the best choice for you.
When should Voltarol Emulgel not be used?
Voltarol Emulgel is not suitable for use by children under the age of 14. Do not use this product if you are allergic to diclofenac, any other medicines used to treat pain, fever, or inflammation (e.g. ibuprofen, aspirin), or any of the other listed ingredients. For external use only, avoid contact with eyes and do not apply to open wounds, cuts, or any other area where the skin is abnormal. Do not use Voltarol Emulgel if you:
- Are using any other medicines containing diclofenac or are taking any other NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen or aspirin
- Have severe joint pain with a recent onset that is not related to a recent injury or period of overuse
- Feel ill, have a temperature, or any other symptoms accompany the pain
- Are in the last 3 months of pregnancy
- Wish to use it on an area of skin that has a rash or eczema, or cuts or open wounds
Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product if you:
- Need to apply the gel to large areas of skin over a prolonged period
- Are sunbathing or using sun lamps, as your skin may be more sensitive to sunlight
- Have a stomach or duodenal ulcer, or a history of either of these
- Have or have ever had asthma
- Are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are breastfeeding
Voltarol Emulgel should not be used at the same time as some other medicines, as they may interact. For more information, please read the patient information leaflet.
Does this product have any side effects?
Like all medicines, Voltarol Emulgel can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These side effects include:
- Signs of allergy, e.g. skin rash with blisters, hives, wheezing, shortness of breath, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat
- Skin rash, itching, reddening or smarting of the skin
- Signs of skin being more sensitive to the sun, e.g. sunburn with itching, swelling, and blistering
- Irritation in the area of application
- Skin discolouration
If you experience any side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away. If you notice a side effect, you can also report it using the MHRA Yellow Card scheme. To do this, go to the Yellow Card website.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
Can I take two painkillers at once?
Sometimes when you take painkillers you find that although they make your headache, backache, or whatever your aches and pains you’re trying to treat a bit better, they don’t quite do the job.
This is when you might consider picking up another painkiller to try to kick that pain to the curb. But how do you know if this is safe? Can you take more than one painkiller at once?
If you’ve ever looked into your medicine cabinet and asked yourself one of these questions then you’ve come to the right place.
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