What are Voltarol medicated plasters?
Voltarol medicated plasters are designed to help to ease painful muscles with up to 12 hours of pain relief from each patch. Ideal for those who are dealing with muscle aches and pains caused by injury and looking for a discreet way to manage pain.
What kinds of muscular pain can these plasters help with?
Voltarol Medicated plasters can be used to ease pain caused by lots of different muscular aches and pains. Some of the most popular reasons that people use these plasters include:
- Sports injuries
- Other muscle pains
How will this product help to ease my muscle aches and pains?
Voltarol medicated plasters contain the active ingredient diclofenac sodium, which is part of a group of medicines known as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, or NSAIDs. This means that these plasters work as pain relief, but can also help to reduce swelling and inflammation.
Uses / Instructions
Cut the sachet along the dotted line and remove the Voltarol medicated plaster. Remove one of the two protective films from the back of the plaster and apply to the affected area. Remove the second protective film and apply slight pressure using the palm until the plaster has stuck to the skin. Apply one Voltarol medicated plaster twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening.
Voltarol medicated plasters are not suitable for use by children under the age of 16. Do not use this product if you are allergic to diclofenac, any other NSAIDs (e.g. ibuprofen, aspirin), or any of the other listed ingredients. For external use only, avoid contact with eyes or mucous membranes. Do not use Voltarol medicated plasters if you:
Like all medicines, Voltarol medicated plasters can have side effects, although not everyone will get them. These side effects include:
- Allergic reactions, e.g. itchy rash (hives), swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, face, lips, mouth, or throat, difficulty breathing, drop in blood pressure, weakness
- Local skin reactions, e.g. skin redness, burning sensation, inflamed skin, redness, skin rash, sometimes with pustules or wheals
- Contact dermatitis
See patient information leaflet for more informaton.
The active substance is diclofenac sodium. Each medicated plaster contains 140 mg diclofenac sodium.
The other ingredients are:
- Supporting layer:
Polyester non-woven fabric
- Adhesive layer:
Basic butylated methacrylate copolymer, Copolymer acrylate vinyl acetate, PEG 12 stearate and Sorbitan oleate
- Liner: Mono silicone coated paper
See patient information leaflet for more details.