Coventry and Warwickshire Area Prescribing Committee
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10 Musculoskeletal and joint diseases
10-03-02 Topical NSAIDs and counter-irritants

Ibuprofen gel
Formulary

Preferred View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Diclofenac
Formulary

Second Line View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Ketoprofen topical
Non Formulary

Non Formulary View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Diclofenac gel e.g. Voltarol Emulgel®Voltarol Pain-eze Emulgel®
Non Formulary
OTC products - intended for patients to purchase

Black BL View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Diethylamine salicylate cream Algesal®
Non Formulary

NHS England guidance state that this should not routinely be prescribed in primary care


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Felbinac topical
Non Formulary

Non Formulary View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Methyl salicylate, menthol e.g.Deep Heat Rub®
Non Formulary

OTC products - Intended for patients to purchase; no evidence or benefit from rubifacient

Advice: Refer patients with temporary muscle pains with identifiable cause to community pharmacist for management


Black BL View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Salicylic acid 2% e.g.Movelat® gel/cream
Non Formulary

OTC products - Intended for patients to purchase; no evidence or benefit from rubifacient

Advice: Refer patients with temporary muscle pains with identifiable cause to community pharmacist for management


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Piroxicam topical
Non Formulary

Non Formulary View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Ethyl nicotinate,hexyl nicotinate,tetrahydrofurfuryl salicylate e.g.Transvasin Heat Rub®
Non Formulary

OTC products - Intended for patients to purchase; no evidence or benefit from rubifacient

Advice: Refer patients with temporary muscle pains with identifiable cause to community pharmacist for management


Black BL View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF