Voltarol Back and Muscle Pain Relief Gel contains the active ingredient diclofenac diethylammonium, which is a type of medicine called a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs are used to relieve pain and inflammation.
Diclofenac works by blocking the action of a substance in the body called cyclo-oxygenase (COX). Cyclo-oxygenase is involved in the production of various chemicals in the body, some of which are known as prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are produced by the body in response to injury and certain diseases and conditions, and cause pain, swelling and inflammation. Diclofenac blocks the production of these prostaglandins and is therefore effective at reducing inflammation and pain.
- This medicine is for external use only.
- Do not apply the gel to broken, diseased or irritated skin, or to open wounds.
Diethylamine, Carbomers, Cetomacrogol, Cocoyl Caprylocaprate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Liquid Paraffin, Perfume Creme 45 (containing Benzyl Benzoate), Propylene Glycol, Purified Water.
Avoid contact of this medicine with the eyes and the moist membranes lining the inside of certain parts of the body, eg mouth, nasal passages (mucous membranes). Rinse with cold water if accidental contact occurs.
For full details on Voltarol please see the Patient Information on the side of the products.