Voltarol Max Strength 2.32% Gel
Nick needs to regain mobility by easing joint stiffness.
Nick, 70, wakes with pain and stiffness each morning, but does not want this to control his life or his choices.
He already receives multiple oral medications and is concerned that adding more will increase his risk of side effects.
Nick tries to stay active by gardening and going for walks but this can sometimes be a struggle.
He wants sustained relief from his pain so that he can do the things he enjoys such as playing with his grandchildren.
Voltarol Max Strength Pain Relief 2.32% Gel provides clinically proven joint pain relief in a convenient, twice-daily application, without the worry associated with drug-drug interactions.
Voltarol Max Strength 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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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 Max Strength 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 Max Strength 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 Max Strength 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 Max Strength 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 Max Strength Pain Relief 2.32% Gel provides all-day joint-pain relief, meaning convenient twice-daily application is all that is needed.1
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 Max Strength 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 & Back Pain Relief 2.32% Gel could benefit you and your patients.
Also available for self-selection – Voltarol Joint & Back 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.
Site Voltarol Joint & Back Pain Relief 2.32% Gel in the healthcare aisle to drive trial and increase accessibility for joint and back pain sufferers.
Recommend Voltarol Max Strength Pain Relief 2.32% Gel to your patients for all day relief of body pain and inflammation when applied twice daily
Voltarol Max Strength 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 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 and Max Strength 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 or allergic disease. Discontinue use 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), angioedema. 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 £5.41, 50 g £7.49, 100 g £12.08. Max Strength Pain Gel: PL 44673/0154 (P), 30 g £7.08, 50 g £9.99, 100 g £15.58. Joint & Back Pain Gel:PL 44673/0160 (GSL), 30 g £7.08, 50 g £9.99. Osteoarthritis Gel: PL 44673/0155 (P), 30 g £5.41, 50 g £7.49, 100 g £12.08. Plaster: PL 15545/0012 (GSL), 5s £16.66. PL holder Gels: 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: March 2023.