Watching Briefs: Topical analgesics

Cuxson Gerrard

The Cuxson Gerrard Belladonna Plaster is licensed for muscular tension, stiff necks, aching shoulders, lumbago, sciatica, rheumatism and back pain. The plaster desensitises nerve endings to relieve aches and pains, while the alkaloids extracted from the Belladonna plant additionally act as a counter-irritant, increasing blood flow to the area and providing targeted, warming relief for aches and pains. The plaster can be worn for up to three days.
Tel: 0121 544 7117



Phynova Joint and Muscle Relief Tablets is a licensed herbal medicine, used for the relief of backache, and rheumatic, joint and muscle pain, based on long standing use as a traditional remedy. Each tablet contains 500mg Sigesbeckia extract, a medicinal plant that has been used for musculoskeletal pain for hundreds of years. Phynova can be used on its own or in combination with other pain relief medication.
Tel: 01993 880 700


Deep Relief

Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel is recommended to help relieve pain from non-serious arthritis, as well as rheumatic and muscular pain. The gel contains levomenthol, which acts on the nerve endings in the skin giving an analgesic effect, while ibuprofen penetrates the skin to give targeted pain relief and help relieve inflammation at the point of pain. An in vitro study suggests that levomenthol helps enhance the penetration of ibuprofen.
Tel: 01202 780558



Voltarol Emulgel P’s new 180g pack has been introduced to offer “the convenience of a larger quantity for osteoarthritis sufferers that can last for a two-week flare-up,” says GSK. In partnership with Arthritis Research UK, the company has produced a series of videos to help osteoarthritis sufferers manage their condition.
Tel: 0800 783 88 81




“Topical analgesics, such as the Deep Heat and Deep Freeze ranges, offer targeted, effective pain relief,” says Jillian Watt, director of marketing/NPD at The Mentholatum Company. “So when patients ask what they can use to relieve musculoskeletal pain, we would like pharmacists to ‘think topical’.” The two ranges are both available in a variety of formats, so Mentholatum offers something to suit most requirements, she adds.
Tel: 01202 780558

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