Voltarol Medicated Plaster 2 x 140mg
- Relieves Injuries And Pains In The Muscles And Joints
- Fast-Acting Anti-Inflammatory
- Active Ingredient: Diclofenac Diethylammonium
- Buy With Confidence From UK Registered Pharmacy
- Includes Free Prescription
Voltarol 140 mg Medicated Plaster is a medicine that relieves pain. It belongs 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, e.g. sports injuries in adolescents from 16 years of age and adults.
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Voltarol Medicated Plasters
What Are Voltarol Medicated Plasters
Voltarol 140 mg Medicated Plaster is a medicine that relieves pain. It belongs 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, 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 or if you feel worse after 7 days
See more infromation on acute sprains here on the NHS website.
Before You Use Voltarol Medicated Plasters
Do not use Voltarol 140 mg Medicated Plaster :
- If you are allergic to diclofenac or any of the other ingredients in this medicine
- If you are allergic to any other non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID, e.g. acetylsalicylic acid or ibuprofen)
- If you have ever developed asthma, hives or swelling and irritation inside the nose after taking acetylsalicylic acid or any other NSAID
- If you are suffering from an active stomach or duodenal ulcer
- If you are in the last three months of pregnancy
- If you are a child or an adolescent younger than 16 years of age
How To Use Voltarol Medicated Plasters
- Use the plasters 12 hourly by applying one patch in the morning and one in the evening
- Tear-open the sachet the reveal patch
- Bend the patch and detash the centre part of the protector film
- Place on painful area and peel off both sides of film
- Ensure patch is fully stuck onto skin
- Tear open the envelope containing the medicated plaster on the notch and remove the medicated plaster.
To apply the plaster:
- Remove one 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
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 Sorbitan oleate
Liner: Mono silicone coated paper.
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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.