What is it?

ALMIRAL Gel is a topical, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

The gel relieves from the symptoms of pain, inflammation (swelling) in muscle and joint injuries due to sprains, bruises and strains.


What is it used for?

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Adults and adolescents aged 14 years and over:

For local symptomatic relief of pain and inflammation in:

  • Trauma of the tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints, e.g. due to sprains, strains and bruises.
  • Localised forms of soft tissue rheumatism.

It is recommended that treatment should be reviewed after 14 days in these indications. These indications should not warrant treatment for more than 6 weeks.

For the symptomatic treatment of osteoarthritis of superficial joints such as the knee.

In the symptomatic treatment of osteoarthritis, therapy should be reviewed after 4 weeks.

ALMIRAL Gel is formulated to offer a cooling and soothing effect when rubbed gently into the skin while providing a pleasant peppermint odour.


How it works

ALMIRAL Gel contains diclofenac, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which targets pain at its source.

It works by blocking production of a specific group of substances that regulate pain in our body. This causes pain and inflammation (swelling) to be eliminated from the site of application. This effective and long-lasting action is what makes ALMIRAL Gel stand out from products that only offer heating and /or cooling of the skin.

Almiral gel relieves pain, decreases swelling, and shortens the time to return to normal function.

How to use it

Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Adults and adolescents aged 14 years and over: Use 3-4 times daily. Almiral gel should be rubbed gently into the skin. Depending on the size of the affected site to be treated 2-4g (a circular shaped mass approximately 2.0-2.5cm in diameter) should be applied 3-4 times daily. After application, the hands should be washed unless they are the site being treated.

It is recommended that treatment be reviewed after 14 days. Treatment should not exceed 6 weeks.

Safety Info

Do not use in paediatric population (Children and adolescents below 14 years):

There are insufficient data on efficacy and safety available for children and adolescents below 14 years of age. In children aged 14 years and over, if this product is required for more than 7 days for pain relief or if the symptoms worsen, the patient/parents of the adolescent is/are advised to consult a doctor. Do not use in patients with known hypersensitivity to diclofenac or to any of the excipients.

Do not use in patients in who suffer from attacks of asthma, urticaria or acute rhinitis, are precipitated by acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Do not use during the last trimester of pregnancy. Do not use in patients hypersensitive to propylene glycol or isopropanol or other components of the gel base. Do not use with an airtight occlusive dressing. Do not allow product to come into contact with the eyes or mucous membranes. Do not ingest. Do not apply product in case of skin injuries or skin wounds. Do not apply product over extensive areas for prolonged periods or in excess of recommended dosage as this may give rise to systemic adverse effects (e.g.gastrointestinal disturbances and bleeding, irritability, fluid retention, rash, hepatitis, renal dysfunction, anaphylaxis and rarely blood dyscrasias, bronchospasm and erythema multiforme)

Use with caution in patients with a history of peptic ulcer, gastrointestinal bleeding, hepatic or renal insufficiency, or bleeding diathesis, or intestinal inflammation. Use with caution in a woman attempting to conceive, or during the first and second trimester of pregnancy, the dose should be kept as low and duration of treatment as short as possible.