Voltarol Medicated Plasters 140mg
£12.39 – £21.99
- Relieves Injuries And Pains In The Muscles And Joints
- Fast-Acting Anti-Inflammatory
- Active Ingredient: Diclofenac Diethylammonium
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Voltarol Medicated Plasters belong to a group of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Voltarol 140 mg Medicated Plaster is used for the local symptomatic and short term treatment of pain associated with acute strains, sprains or bruises on the arms and legs as a result of injuries.
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Voltarol Medicated Plasters
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Voltarol Medicated Plaster
The Voltarol Medicated Plaster is a medicine that relieves pain. It belongs to a group of medicines know as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Each Voltarol Medicated Plaster is used for the local symptomatic and short-term treatment of pain associated with acute strains, sprains or bruises on the arms and legs as a result of injuries, e.g., sports injuries in adolescents from 16 years of age and adults.
You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better after 7 days of using a Voltarol Medicated Plaster.
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The main active ingredient included in Voltarol Gel Patch Medicated Plaster is called diclofenac sodium. This is a type of NSAID that reduces swelling and pain associated with joints, muscles and bones.
It’s used to typically treat the following conditions:
- Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
- Sprains and strains in muscles and ligaments
- Back pain
- Ankylosing spondylitis
Available in Voltarol Gel Patch Medicated Plaster, it can also come in the form of tablets and capsules, including slow-release tablets and capsules, and suppositories. These types of diclofenac sodium are only available on prescription.
Usually only reserved for hospital use, it can also be given as an injection or as eyedrops.
Voltarol 140mg Medicated Plaster
As well as using a medicinal product like a Voltarol 140mg Medicated Plaster, there are other ways you can help relieve joint pain.
When joints are aching or painful, the following tips can help improve things and bring relief, albeit temporary:
- Avoid moving the joint in ways that worsen the pain.
- Aim to keep a healthy weight to help reduce stress on the joints.
- Regular exercise, as well as stretching and strengthening exercises, can help with joint pain. A physiotherapist can help by telling you what exercises you should do, depending on the area of pain.
If your joint pain is a result of injury, immediate medical care should be sought. The further you delay getting treatment, the joint can be further damaged. Sudden swelling, joint deformity, or being unable to move the joint are all signs that you need medical attention. Applying a Voltarol 140mg Medicated Plaster could be one of many products recommended to you by your doctor.
Voltarol 140mg Medical Plaster
To help with inflammation and healing, the body release chemicals known as Prostaglandins. When these chemicals are released, as well as the benefits, they also cause some negative side effects such as pain and fever.
Prostaglandins are produced by an enzyme called cyclooxygenase (COX). A single Voltarol 140mg Medical Plaster and other NSAIDs work to reduce the amount of COX-1 and COX-2 that are produced, resulting in a reduction of any ongoing inflammation, pain, or fever.
Depending on the location of the muscle pain and/or you are suffering from it in multiple locations, your doctor may recommend another form of anti-inflammatory instead of using a Voltarol 140mg Medical Plaster.
Voltarol 140 Mg Medical Plaster
Before using medication such as Voltarol 140 mg Medical Plaster, it’s important to consider if your muscle pain or feeling of strain is because of DOMS.
Delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS for short, is the feeling of muscles aching for a few days after exercise and can affect people of all fitness levels. This is particularly apparent after doing a new exercise, or you’ve been pushing yourself harder than usual.
Sometimes DOMS can take 2-5 days and usually no medical attention is required. However, during those 2-5 days, your movement can be severely impaired and lower your quality of life. Using a Voltarol 140 Mg Medical Plaster in this case won’t result in a faster recovery rate. You’ll need to rest and allow the muscles to rebuild and regain strength.
Remember, if DOMS persists for longer than 5 days, avoid any more exercise and contact your GP.
Voltarol 140mg Medicated Plaster 2 Pack
Like all medicines, Voltarol 140mg Medicated Plaster 2 Pack side effects can occur, although not everybody will experience them.
Tell a doctor immediately and stop using Voltarol 140mg Medicated Plaster 2 Pack if you notice any of the following:
- Sudden itchy rash; swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, face, lips, mouth or throat; difficulty breathing; drop in blood pressure or weakness.
You may experience the following Voltarol 140mg Medicated Plaster 2 Pack side effects:
- Local skin reactions such as skin redness, burning sensation, itching, inflamed skin redness, skin rash, sometimes with pustules or wheals.
- Hypersensitivity reactions or local allergic reactions (contact dermatitis)
In patients externally using drugs from the same drug group of diclofenac, there have been isolated reports of generalised skin rash, hypersensitivity reactions such as swelling of the skin and mucous membranes and anaphylactic-type reactions. Including problems with blood circulation and light sensitivity reactions.
Absorption of the active ingredient in Voltarol 140mg Medicated Plaster 2 Pack by the skin is very low compared to the drug concentration in the blood following diclofenac taken by mouth. Therefore, the likelihood of side effects occurring in the body as a whole is very low.
Voltarol 140 Mg Medicated Plaster 5 Pack
Talk to a doctor before using Voltarol 140 Mg Medicated Plaster 5 Pack if you:
- Suffer or have previously suffered from bronchial asthma or allergies; you may experience a bronchial muscle cramp, which makes breathing difficult.
- Notice a skin rash that develops after applying any of the Voltarol 140 Mg Medicated Plaster 5 Pack. If this happens, immediately remove the medicated plaster and stop treatment.
- Suffer from disorders of the kidneys, heart or liver, or if you suffer or have previously suffered from a stomach or intestinal ulcer or intestinal inflammation or a tendency to bleeding.
Remember that any Voltarol 140 Mg Medicated Plaster 5 Pack side effects can be reduced by using the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible period of time.
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IMPORTANT precautions when using Voltarol Medicated Plaster 5 Pack
- None of the Voltarol Medicated Plaster 5 Pack should come into contact with or be applied to the eyes or mucous membranes.
- Elderly patients should use Voltarol Medicated Plaster 5 Pack with caution because they are more likely to experience side effects.
Voltarol 140 Mg Medicated Plaster Instructions
Please follow the below Voltarol 140 Mg Medicated Plaster Instructions in order for this medication to work correctly. Always use this medicine exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as a doctor or pharmacist has told you.
The recommended dose is one medicated plaster twice daily.
Attach one medicated plaster to the painful area twice daily, in the morning and the evening. The maximum total daily dose is 2 medicated plasters, even if there is more than one injured area to be treated. Treat only one painful area at a time.
Voltarol 140 Mg Medicated Plaster Instructions – For Use
- Tear open the envelope containing the medicated plaster on the notice and remove the medicated plaster.
- To apply the plaster:
- Remove on of the two protective films.
- Apply to the area to be treated and remove the remaining protective film.
- Apply slight pressure with the palms of your hand until complete adhesion to the skin is achieved.
- To remove the plaster:
- Moisten the plaster with water and peel away an edge of the plaster and pull smoothly away from the skin.
- To remove any product residues, wash the affected area with water gently rubbing the area with your fingers using a circular movement.
- If necessary, the medicated plaster can be held in place using a net bandage.
- Use the medicated plaster only on intact non-diseased skin.
- Do not use the medicated plaster together with an air-tight bandage.
- Do not wear it when bathing or showering.
- Do not divide the medicated plaster, by cutting with scissors, for example.
After following the Voltarol 140 Mg Medicated Plaster Instructions correctly and symptoms do not improve after 7 days, consult a doctor.
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Can You Take Paracetamol With Voltarol Medicated Plasters?
A common question we often see online regarding this product is “Can you take Paracetamol with Voltarol Medicated Plasters?”
Because Voltarol Medicated Plasters contain Diclofenac. Diclofenac is safe to take with paracetamol or codeine.
Diclofenac should not be taken with similar painkillers, like aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen, without talking to a doctor. They all belong to the same group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Taking diclofenac with other NSAIDs increases the chances of experiencing side effects.
Other questions and answers relating to “Can You Take Paracetamol With Voltarol Medicated Plasters?” should be sought from your doctor or pharmacist.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Tell your doctor immediately and stop using the plaster if you notice any of the following:
sudden itchy rash (hives); swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, face, lips, mouth or throat; difficulty breathing; drop in blood pressure or weakness.
Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
local skin reactions, such as skin redness, burning sensation, itching, inflamed skin redness, skin rash, sometimes with pustules or wheals.
Very rare side effects: may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people:
Hypersensitivity reactions or local allergic reactions (contact dermatitis).
In patients externally using drugs from the same drug group as diclofenac, there have been isolated reportsof generalised skin rash, hypersensitivity reactions suchbas swelling of the skin and mucous membranes (such as lips, mouth and throat) and anaphylactic-type (severe allergic) reactions. Including problems with blood circulation and light sensitivity reactions.
Absorption of diclofenac into the body by the skin is very low compared to the drug concentration in the blood following diclofenac taken by mouth. Therefore, the likelihood of side effects occurring in the body as a whole (such as stomach or kidney problems or difficulty
breathing) is very low.