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Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief Gel 1.16% 30g  0016043
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Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief Gel 1.16%
Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief Gel 1.16%
Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief Gel 1.16%

Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief Gel 1.16% Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief Gel 1.16%

30g  0016043
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  • Date checked: 20/09/2022
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Product details

Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief 1.16% Gel contains the active substance diclofenac which belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is specially formulated for rubbing into the skin and is used to relieve pain and reduce inflammation and swelling in painful conditions affecting the joints and muscles. Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief 1.16% Gel can be used to treat:

  • muscle and joint injuries (e.g. sprains, strains, bruises, backache, sports injuries)
  • tendonitis (e.g. tennis elbow)

What Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief 1.16% Gel looks like and contents of the pack

Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief 1.16% Gel is a white, cooling, non-greasy, non-staining cream-like gel, packed inside an aluminium or aluminium laminated tube with plastic screw cap or a cap applicator.

Warnings / Side effects Expand

DO NOT use Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief 1.16% Gel if you:

  • have an allergy (hypersensitivity) to any of the ingredients in the product (see Section 6 'What Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief 1.16% Gel contains').
  • have ever had an allergic reaction to diclofenac or other medicines used to treat pain, fever or inflammation, such as aspirin (acetylsalicyclic acid) or ibuprofen. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to these medicines may include: asthma, wheezing or shortness of breath; skin rash or hives; swelling of the face or tongue; runny nose.
  • are in the last 3 months of your pregnancy (see also pregnancy and breast-feeding section).
  • This medicine is not recommended for use in children under 14 years of age.

Take special care with Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief 1.16% Gel

  • Do not apply the gel to skin that has (i) a rash or eczema (ii) cuts or open wounds. Stop the treatment if a skin rash develops after applying the product.
  • Avoid applying on large areas of skin and over a prolonged period of time, unless under medical advice.
  • Be careful when sunbathing or using sun lamps as your skin may be more sensitive to sunlight.
  • Due to an increased possibility of side effects, take care if you are using any other medicine containing diclofenac or painkillers known as NSAIDs, such as aspirin or ibuprofen.
  • If you have a stomach or duodenal ulcer (or a history of), tell your doctor or pharmacist before using the gel.
  • If you have or have ever had asthma speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using the gel.
  • Do not smoke or go near naked flames - risk of severe burns. Fabric (clothing, bedding, dressings etc) that has been in contact with this product burns more easily and is a serious fire hazard. Washing clothing and bedding may reduce product build-up but not totally remove it.

Taking other medicines

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken, any other medicines, including those obtained without a prescription.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.

Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief 1.16% Gel must not be used during the last 3 months of pregnancy, as it could harm your unborn child or cause problems at delivery. Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief 1.16% Gel should only be used under medical advice during the first 6 months of pregnancy and the dose should be kept as low and duration of treatment as short as possible.

Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief 1.16% Gel should only be used under medical advice during breast-feeding as diclofenac passes into breast milk in small amounts.

However, Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief 1.16% Gel should not be applied on the breasts of nursing mothers nor elsewhere on large areas of skin or for a prolonged period of time.

Consult your doctor or pharmacist for further information if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Driving and using machines

Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief 1.16% Gel, when used as directed, is not expected to have any effect on your ability to drive or use machines.


Like all medicines, Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief 1.16% Gel can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Some rare and very rare side effects might be serious

If you experience any of the following signs of allergy, STOP using Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief 1.16% Gel and tell a doctor or pharmacist immediately:

  • Skin rash with blisters; hives (may affect between 1 and 10 in every 10,000 people).
  • Wheezing, shortness of breath or feeling of tightness in the chest (asthma) (may affect less than 1 in every 10,000 people).
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat (may affect less than 1 in every 10,000 people).
  • Other side effects which may occur are usually mild, passing and harmless (if you are concerned, tell a doctor or pharmacist).

Common side effects(may affect between 1 and 10 in every 100 people) Skin rash, itching, reddening or smarting of the skin

Very rare side effects(may affect less than 1 in every 10,000 people) the skin may be more sensitive to the sun. Possible signs are sunburn with itching, swelling and blistering.

Some side effects have unknown frequency (cannot be estimated from available information): local application site irritation, peeling of the skin and skin discolouration.

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for 'MHRA Yellow Card' in the Google Play or Apple App Store.

By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

Usage / Instructions Expand

  • Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your pharmacist has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
  • Use this medicine only on your skin. Do not use it in your mouth. Inform your doctor immediately in case of accidental swallowing.
  • Do not put Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief 1.16% Gel in your eyes. If this happens, rinse your eyes well with clean water. See your doctor or pharmacist if any discomfort persists.

Adults and adolescents 14 years and over

  1. Take the tube out of the carton:
  2. a. For the laminated tube: Unscrew and remove cap. When using for the first time, reverse the cap, engage with the nozzle, twist and remove the seal from the tube. Do not use if seal is broken.

    b. For laminated tube with no mess applicator: To remove the seal before first use, remove the transparent protective cover and then unscrew the applicator. Use the star-shape groove located at the side of the applicator to remove the tamper evidence seal of the tube. Screw the applicator back on the tube before dispensing the gel.

    To open, pull the white part of the applicator. Gently squeeze the tube to push the gel to the surface of the applicator and gently rub the gel into the skin at the painful or swollen area. The slight pressure of rubbing in the gel will automatically close the applicator.

  3. Gently squeeze out a small amount of gel from the tube and apply to the painful or swollen area 3 to 4 times a day, slowly rubbing into the skin. The amount needed will vary depending on the size of the painful or swollen area; an amount ranging in size from a 1 penny to a 2 pence piece will usually be sufficient. You may notice a slight cooling effect when you rub the gel in.
  4. Allow at least 4 hours between applications of the gel. Do not apply more than 4 times in any 24 hour period.
  5. Do not rub the gel into cuts, open wounds or any other area where the skin is abnormal. After rubbing the gel into the skin, do not cover with bandages or sticking plaster.
  6. Be careful not to get the gel in your eyes. If this happens, rinse your eyes with clean water and tell your doctor.
  7. Wash your hands after rubbing in Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief 1.16% Gel, unless your hands are the site being treated. Replace the cap. For laminated tube with no mess applicator: After use, clean the applicator with cotton towel or absorbent paper until visually dry and clean. Do not immerse or rinse under water. Do not use any solvent or detergent to clean the surface of the applicator. After cleaning, place the transparent protective cap back on the tube before storage. Do not reuse the applicator with another tube.
  8. In addition to applying the gel, the guidelines (known as 'RICE') may be useful to help the healing of sprains. See the end of this leaflet.

For Laminated tube with no mess applicator

  1. Pull off the transparent protective cover
  2. Unscrew the applicator cap
  3. Using the key on the applicator cap to remove the star seal on the tube
  4. Screw the applicator cap back on the tube
  5. Pull white part to open
  6. Squeeze the tube to release required amount of Gel
  7. Apply to skin, closing cap on application
  8. Clean the applicator with cotton towel or absorbent paper until visually dry and clean

In children aged 14 years and over, if this product is required for more than 7 days for pain relief or if the symptoms worsen the patient/parents of the adolescent is/are advised to consult a doctor.

How to store Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief Gel 1.16%

  • Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
  • Do not store above 30 C.
  • Do not use Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief 1.16% Gel after the expiry date stated on the carton and tube.
  • Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

Ingredients Expand

The active substance is diclofenac diethylammonium (1.16%) equivalent to 1g of diclofenac sodium in each 100 g of gel.

The other ingredients are carbomers, cetomacrogol, cocoyl caprylocaprate, diethylamine, isopropyl alcohol, propylene glycol, liquid paraffin, perfume (contains benzyl benzoate), purified water (see end of Section 2 'Important information about some of the ingredients of Voltarol Back & Muscle Pain Relief 1.16% Gel' for propylene glycol).

Delivery & Returns Expand

Royal Mail Tracked 48hr Delivery

  • £3.49 for Tracked 48hr service, delivered within 2-3 working days from despatch of order.
  • Free delivery for orders over £35
  • Delivered Mon-Sat (excluding Sunday and Bank Holidays).
  • Order by 8pm Monday to Friday for same day despatch.
  • All orders can be tracked from despatched to delivery, tracking code will be emailed to you.
  • Certain items cannot be delivered through this service and therefore this service not be visible in the checkout. Additional terms and conditions apply, please see the delivery page.

EVRI UK Tracked 48hr Service

  • £3.49 for Standard service, delivered within 2 working days from despatch of order.
  • Free standard delivery for orders over £35
  • Delivered Mon-Fri (excluding weekend and bank holidays).
  • Order by 8pm Monday to Friday for same day despatch. Terms and conditions apply, see below.
  • Additional terms and conditions apply, please see below.

94% of orders are despatched within 2 days (data taken from July 2022 to October 2022)

Royal Mail Tracked 24hr Delivery

  • £5.09 for the Tracked 24hr service.
  • Mon-Thur orders placed before 8pm will be delivered 1-2 days from despatch (90% of orders delivered next day).
  • Friday orders placed before 8pm will be delivered from Saturday.
  • Weekend orders will be delivered from Tuesday.
  • Delivered Mon-Sat (excluding Sunday and Bank Holidays).
  • Order by 8pm Monday to Friday for same day despatch. Terms and conditions apply, see below
  • Pharmacy approved items will be despatched once approved and delivered the next working day.
  • All orders can be tracked from despatched to delivery, tracking code will be emailed to you.
  • Certain items cannot be delivered through this service and therefore this service not be visible in the checkout. Additional terms and conditions apply, please see below.

EVRI UK Tracked 24hr service

  • £5.49 for UK Next Working Day Delivery.
  • Mon-Fri orders placed before 8pm will be delivered the next day.
  • Friday orders placed after 8pm will be delivered on Tuesday.
  • Weekend orders will be delivered on Tuesday.
  • Delivered Mon-Fri (excluding bank holidays).
  • Order by 8pm Monday to Friday for same day despatch. Terms and conditions apply, see below.
  • Pharmacy approved items will be despatched once approved and delivered the next day.
  • All orders can be tracked from despatched to delivery, tracking code will be emailed to you.
  • Additional terms and conditions apply, please see below.

EVRI Click & Collect tracked 48hr service

  • £3 for Standard service, delivered within 2 working days from despatch of order.
  • Free standard delivery for orders over £35
  • Delivered Mon-Fri (excluding weekend and bank holidays).
  • Order by 8pm Monday to Friday for same day despatch. Terms and conditions apply, see below.
  • Additional terms and conditions apply, please see below.

EVRI UK Click & Collect tracked 24hr service

  • £3.49 for UK Next Working Day Delivery.
  • Mon-Fri orders placed before 8pm will be delivered the next day.
  • Friday orders placed after 8pm will be delivered on Tuesday.
  • Weekend orders will be delivered on Tuesday.
  • Delivered Mon-Fri (excluding bank holidays).
  • Order by 8pm Monday to Friday for same day despatch. Terms and conditions apply, see below.
  • Pharmacy approved items will be despatched once approved and delivered the next day.
  • All orders can be tracked from despatched to delivery, tracking code will be emailed to you.
  • Additional terms and conditions apply, please see below.

UK Express Delivery

  • Free Express Delivery when you spend £100
  • Mon-Wed orders placed before 8pm will be delivered in 2 working days
  • Thursday orders placed before 8pm will be delivered on Monday
  • Friday orders placed before 8pm will be delivered on Tuesday
  • Weekend orders will be delivered on Tuesday
  • Delivered Mon-Fri (excluding bank holidays)
  • Order by 8pm Monday to Friday for same day despatch. Terms and conditions apply, see below.
  • Once approved P-line items will be delivered the next working day
  • Additional terms and conditions apply, please see below
  • Select Next working day delivery in the checkout for Express Delivery

Additional terms and conditions apply, to view our full delivery terms and conditions click here

Returns

If you're not completely satisfied with your order, you can return it to us within 28 days

Find out more about our returns policy click here

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Brilliant product don't have to use every day but when I do it has the desired effect ' pain relief '

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