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Motusol Max 2.32% w/w Diclofenac Gel 30g  0152849

Motusol Max 2.32% w/w Diclofenac Gel 30g Motusol Max 2.32% w/w Diclofenac Gel 30g

30g  0152849
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Nicola Howson ACT
  • Checked for accuracy by: Nicola Howson ACT
  • Date checked: 24/01/2023

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Product details

Motusol Max contains the active substance diclofenac which belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

For adults and adolescents aged 14 years and over For the short-term local, symptomatic treatment of mild to moderate pain in acute strains, sprains or contusions following blunt trauma.

What Motusol Max looks like and contents of the pack

White to almost white, homogeneous gel, packed in aluminium laminated tubes, closed with PE seal and PP screw caps.

Warnings / Side effects Expand

DO NOT use Motusol Max:

  • if you are allergic to diclofenac or any of the other ingredients of this medicine listed in the ingredients tab,
  • if you have ever developed breathing problems (asthma, bronchospasm), hives, runny nose, or swelling of the face or tongue after taking/using acetylsalicylic acid or another non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (e.g. ibuprofen),
  • on open injuries, inflammations or infections of the skin as well as on eczema or mucous membranes,
  • in the last trimester of pregnancy see 'Pregnancy',
  • in children and adolescents under 14 years of age.

Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Motusol Max.

You are more likely to asthma attacks (so-called analgesic intolerance / analgesic asthma), local skin or mucous membrane swelling (so-called quincke oedema) or hives than other patients.

If you suffer from asthma, hay fever, swelling of the nasal membrane (so-called nasal polyps)or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic respiratory tract infections (particularly associated with hay fever-like symptoms) or hypersensitivity to other painkillers and anti-rheumatic medicines of any kind. In these patients, Motusol Max may only be used under certain precautions (emergency preparedness) and direct medical supervision. The same applies for patients who are also allergic to other substances e.g. with skin reactions, itching or hives.

When Motusol Max is applied to a large area of skin and over a prolonged period, the possibility of systemic side-effects from the application of Motusol Max cannot be excluded. The gel should therefore be used with caution by patients with reduced kidney function, reduced heart function or reduced liver function as well as patients with active peptic ulcers in the stomach or duodenum.

Apply Motusol Max only to intact, not diseased or injured skin. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. The gel must not be taken orally.

After applying the gel on the skin you can use a permeable (non-occlusive) bandage but allow the gel to dry on the skin for a few minutes. Do not use an airtight occlusive dressing.

If the symptoms worsen or do not improve after 3 - 5 days, consult a doctor.

The use of Motusol Max should be discontinued if you develop a skin rash.

If you are exposed to direct sunlight or artificial sun there is a risk of skin reactions. You should avoid sunlight or artificial sun during treatment and for two weeks after stopping treatment.

Precautions should be taken to prevent children from touching the area to which the gel is applied.

Do not smoke or go near naked flames - risk of severe burns. Fabric (clothing, bedding, dressings etc) that has been in contact with this product burns more easily and is a serious fire hazard. Washing clothing and bedding may reduce product build-up but not totally remove it.

Children and adolescents

Do not use this medicine in children and adolescents under 14 years of age.

Other medicines and Motusol Max

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take/use any other medicines. In intended, cutaneous use of Motusol Max no interactions have become known so far.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine.

Pregnancy

Do not use Motusol Max during the last trimester of pregnancy as it could harm your unborn child or cause problems at delivery. If you are planning a pregnancy or during the first and second trimester of pregnancy, Motusol Max should be used only after consultation with your doctor.

Breast-feeding

Motusol Max should only be used under medical advice during breast-feeding as diclofenac passes into breast milk in small amounts. Do not apply Motusol Max on the breasts if you are a nursing mother nor elsewhere on large areas of skin or for a prolonged period of time.

Driving and using machines

Motusol Max has no or negligible influence on the ability to drive or to use machines.

Motusol Max contains Propylene glycol (E1520)

This medicine contains 54 mg propylene glycol in 1 g of gel.

Motusol Max contains Butylhydroxytoluene (E321)

Butylhydroxytoluene may cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis), or irritation to the eyes and mucous membranes.

Motusol Max contains fragrances This medicine contains fragrance with benzyl alcohol (0.15 mg/g, E1519), citral, citronellol, coumarin, eugenol, farnesol, geraniol, d-limonene and linalool which may cause allergic reactions. In addition, benzyl alcohol may cause mild local irritation.


Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Some rare and very rare side effects may be serious.

If you experience any of the following signs of allergy, stop using Motusol Max and tell a doctor or pharmacist immediately.

  • Skin rash with blisters; hives (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people).
  • Wheezing, shortness of breath or feeling of tightness in the chest (asthma) (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people).
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people). #

Other side effects are possible:

Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):

Skin rash, itching, reddening, eczema, dermatitis (inflammation of the skin) including contact dermatitis.

Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):

Scaling, dehydration of the skin, swelling (oedema).

Very rare side effects (may affect up 1 in 10,000 people) Pustular rash, gastrointestinal complaints, hypersensitivity reactions (including hives), sensitivity to light with appearance of skin reactions after exposition to sunlight.

Not known side effects (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data) Burning sensation at the application site, dry skin.

When Motusol Max is applied to a large area of skin and over a prolonged period, the possibility of systemic side-effects (e.g. renal, hepatic or gastrointestinal side effects, systemic hypersensitivity reactions) - as they occur possibly after systemic administration of diclofenac-containing medicines cannot be completely excluded.

Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

Usage / Instructions Expand

Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist have told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Adults and adolescents 14 years and over

Motusol Max is used 2 times a day (preferably morning and evening).

Depending on the size of the affected site to be treated, apply a cherry to walnut sized quantity, corresponding to 1 - 4 g of gel is required.

The maximum daily dose is 8 g of gel.

Elderly patients

No special dose adjustment is necessary. If you are elderly, you should pay special attention to side effects and, if necessary, consult a doctor or pharmacist.

Impaired kidney or liver function

No dose reduction is necessary.

Use in children and adolescents (under 14 years)

Do not use this medicine in children and adolescents under 14 years of age (see warnings sections).

Before using for the first time, open as follows:

  1. Unscrew the cap from the tube. To open the safety seal of the tube, reverse the cap and engage with the nozzle. Do not use scissors or other sharp objects!
  2. Twist and remove the plastic seal from the tube. Use the gel as described in this leaflet. Do not use if the seal is broken.

How to apply:

Motusol Max is for cutaneous use. Apply the gel to the affected parts of the body thinly and rub gently into the skin. Unless the hands are the site being treated, wash your hands after rubbing in the gel.

Duration of treatment:

The duration of use depends on the symptoms and the underlying disease. Motusol Max should not be used longer than 1 week without medical advice.

If symptoms worsen or do not improve after 3 5 days a doctor should be consulted.

If you use more Motusol Max than you should

An overdose is unlikely to happen if you use more Motusol Max than you should, because the absorption into the blood stream is low when used on the skin. If the recommended dose is significantly exceeded when used on the skin, the gel should be removed and washed off with water. If you accidentally swallow Motusol Max, contact your doctor who decides on the appropriate measures.

If you forget to use Motusol Max

Do not use a double dose to make up for a forgotten application. If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

How to store Motusol Max

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and tube. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

This medicinal product does not require any special temperature storage conditions.

Store in the original tube in order to protect from light.

Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. Please, do not apply the ointment shortly before taking a shower or bath. These measures will help protect the environment.

Ingredients Expand

What Motusol Max contains

  • The active substance is diclofenac.
  • 1 g contains 23.2 mg diclofenac diethylamine corresponding to 20 mg diclofenac sodium
  • The other ingredients are isopropyl alcohol, propylene glycol (E1520), cocoyl caprylocaprate, liquid paraffin, carbomer, macrogol cetostearyl ether, diethylamine, oleic acid (E570), butylhydroxytoluene (E321), fragrance (containing citronellol, geraniol, benzyl alcohol (E1519), linalool, limonene, citral, farnesol, coumarin, eugenol), purified water.

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Royal Mail Tracked 48hr Delivery

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94% of orders are despatched within 2 days (data taken from July 2022 to October 2022)

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  • Mon-Thur orders placed before 8pm will be delivered 1-2 days from despatch (90% of orders delivered next day).
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  • Pharmacy approved items will be despatched once approved and delivered the next working day.
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  • Friday orders placed after 8pm will be delivered on Tuesday.
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  • Delivered Mon-Fri (excluding bank holidays).
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  • Pharmacy approved items will be despatched once approved and delivered the next day.
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  • £3.49 for UK Next Working Day Delivery.
  • Mon-Fri orders placed before 8pm will be delivered the next day.
  • Friday orders placed after 8pm will be delivered on Tuesday.
  • Weekend orders will be delivered on Tuesday.
  • Delivered Mon-Fri (excluding bank holidays).
  • Order by 8pm Monday to Friday for same day despatch. Terms and conditions apply, see below.
  • Pharmacy approved items will be despatched once approved and delivered the next day.
  • All orders can be tracked from despatched to delivery, tracking code will be emailed to you.
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