Are gel pain relief medications any good?


NSAIDs stand for Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs. A “topical” NSAID analgesic treatment is a pain relieving gel, cream, patch or spray that is applied directly to the painful part of the body. This works differently to painkillers that are taken orally which dissolve to release their ingredients into the bloodstream.

Deep Relief Anti-inflammatory Gel and Deep Relief Joint Pain Gel are topical NSAIDs pain and inflammation relief treatments designed for targeted use directly on the skin where you need it.

Topical NSAIDs such as gels are well recognized as an effective alternative to oral pain-killers.The use of topical NSAIDs to treat lower back pain or sprains and strains that “Rub-on” (topical) treatments and painkillers such as ibuprofen are effective in most cases however patients should consult their pharmacist first.

Topical NSAIDs provided good levels of pain relief in a recent study in acute conditions such as sprains, strains and overuse injuries, probably similar to that provided by oral NSAIDs.

Gel formulations of diclofenac (as Emugel®), ibuprofen, and ketoprofen, and some diclofenac patches, provided the best effects. Adverse events were usually minimal

In concludsion topical NSAIDs are effective in providing pain relief, and this demonstrates that certain formulations, mainly gel formulations of diclofenac, ibuprofen, and ketoprofen, provide the best results.

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