Iodex UltraGel+ Pain Relief Gel

Iodex UltraGel+ penetrates deep into your muscles or joints and targets the root cause of pain, providing all-day pain relief1.

Do you have pain, tenderness or swelling associated with inflammation or injury? Apply Iodex UltraGel+ at the site of the pain to help treat pain at its root. That way you can get back to being to your smiling, joyful self.

Learn How Iodex UltraGel+ Can Help You Relieve Pain

Don’t let aches and pains stop you from enjoying life to the fullest. Find out how Iodex UltraGel+ targets a frequent cause of pain and inflammation, to get you moving freely again. It is a 2% diclofenac formulation2 that relieves pain, reduces inflammation and speeds your body’s natural healing process. What’s more? Thanks to its special Emulgel formulation which not only helps in easy application at the site of pain but also increases the absorption of the active ingredient through the skin, tissues and muscles. Iodex UltraGel+’s formulation allows it to permeate the skin 3 times deeper2 thus treating pain at its root and providing relief. That’s all clinically proven!

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Iodex UltraGel+ product information

Iodex UltraGel+ is a medicated treatment containing a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID4,5, known as diclofenac diethylamine in the form of an emulsion gel. The active ingredient (diclofenac) penetrates the skin to provide relief for pain, inflammation and swelling6.

Unlike other products in the market which contain ingredients that stimulate nerves in the skin to provide a sensation of heating or cooling, Iodex UltraGel+ has a 2% formulation of diclofenac which penetrates deep into the skin in order to relieve pain and reduce inflammation where you need it.

Are you ready for the best part? Iodex UltraGel+ is non-greasy and has a pleasant odour. This way, you can relieve your pain without much hassle. No one needs to see, or smell, how you are managing your pain, letting you be in the moment with whatever activity it is you love doing.

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What is Emulgel anyway?

Emulgel is a technology developed for Iodex UltraGel+. It is an emulsion of a gel and cream that provides a cooling and soothing effect when applied to the skin.

Iodex UltraGel+ uses the same formulation as its global counterparts like Voltaren and Voltarol. It is available in 15g, 30g and 50g tubes.

How does Iodex UltraGel+ work?

Unlike products such as heat patches and cooling gels that work by only cooling or heating the skin, Iodex UltraGel+ contains a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)4,5 called diclofenac which targets pain at its source and relieves pain as well as inflammation.6

Iodex UltraGel+’s special Emulgel technology helps the gel to permeate 3 times deeper2 into the skin to enhance delivery of diclofenac to the point of pain. Applying the gel lets the active ingredient, diclofenac, penetrate the skin and accumulate in reservoirs that then target the source of inflammation7 and pain over time. Diclofenac works by blocking the body’s production of some of the chemicals that cause you to feel pain. Thus, it penetrates deep, reduces internal swelling and relieves pain at its root.

What is Iodex UltraGel+ used for?

Iodex UltraGel+ brings targeted and localised relief from pain, swelling, and inflammation6 in muscles, for example the ones in the back or the neck. It relieves pain to help you get moving again. Iodex UltraGel+ can also be used for relief of mild arthritis in the knee and fingers. It provides relief from different types of musculoskeletal pains including but not limited to:

  • Low back pain
  • Joint pain
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sprains and strains

Iodex UltraGel+ can also be used for the relief of body pain, inflammation6 and swelling in:

  • Soft-tissue injuries: trauma of the tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints, due to sprains, strains, bruises and backache (e.g. in sports injuries);
  • Localised forms of soft tissue rheumatism: tendonitis (e.g. tennis elbow), bursitis, shoulder-hand syndrome and periarthropathy;
  • For the relief of pain of osteoarthritis of the knee or fingers

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How to use Iodex UltraGel+?

We believe that pain relief should be simple and easy to use. That’s why using Iodex UltraGel+ couldn’t be easier.

  1. Take the tube and open the cap.
  2. Squeeze out the amount of gel you need. The amount of gel needed will vary depending upon the size of the painful or swollen area. An amount ranging in size from a cherry to a walnut (2g-4g) will usually be sufficient.
  3. Gently rub the gel into your skin where you have pain or swelling.
  4. Apply Iodex UltraGel+ twice daily, morning and evening.
  5. Wash your hands thoroughly after use.
  6. Experience pain relief and get back to doing the things you love.

Consult your doctor if pain and swelling do not improve within 7 days. The gel is not recommended for use in children under 12 years of age. Always read the label.

Iodex UltraGel+ Pain Relief 2.32% Gel contains 23.2mg/g of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID), diclofenac diethylamine ; this concentration means you can apply only twice per day (morning and evening) for all-day pain relief. Our Iodex UltraGel+ Pain Relief 2.32% Gel ingredients are what make it so effective. It contains a permeation enhancer which allows up to 3x more diclofenac to get through the skin.

Side effects: Always read the indications on the label before use. Side effects may include skin rash with or without blisters; hives, wheezing, shortness of breath or feeling of tightness in the chest (asthma); swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat; itching or reddening of the skin; and the skin may be more sensitive to the sunlight.

As with any drug, never exceed the recommended dose. We want to make sure that you are getting the best from Iodex. Read through the precautions to make sure that Iodex UltraGel+ is right for you before use.

Frequently asked questions

  • Can I use Iodex UltraGel+ when pregnant?

    The use of Iodex UltraGel+ containing the non-steroidal inflammatory drug (NSAID) diclofenac, has not been studied in pregnant women. Iodex UltraGel+ should only be used under medical advice during the first 6 months of pregnancy and the dose should be kept as low and duration of treatment as short as possible.

    Do not use if you are in the last 3 months of pregnancy.

  • Can you take Iodex UltraGel+ when breastfeeding?

    Iodex UltraGel+ should only be used under medical advice during breastfeeding as diclofenac passes into breast milk in small amounts.

  • Does the pain relief from Iodex UltraGel+ last all day?

    Iodex UltraGel+ requires only two applications per day, approximately 12 hours apart (morning and evening). Diclofenac accumulates in the skin which acts as a reservoir from where there is a sustained release of drug into underlying tissue.

  • What is special about Iodex UltraGel+?

    The added permeation enhancer in Iodex UltraGel+'s Emulgel technology allows for increased permeation of diclofenac through the skin2, providing effective pain relief.

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Health and wellness and your pain

Pain is rarely just physical nor is it always solved by taking medicine alone. Iodex is your ally in helping you take more control of your pain management, from the best sleeping position, to what you eat, mental wellbeing and complementary pain relief therapies.