Movelat is a medication which relieves pain and is prescribed for:
- relieving inflammation and pain in strains and sprains
- relieving muscle stiffness and pain
- relieving inflammation and pain in non-serious arthritic conditions and also in cases of rheumatic pain.
The active ingredients in both the gel and cream are mucopolysaccharide polysulphate and salicylic acid.
As an anti-inflammatory, as well as a pain-relieving medicine, mucopolysaccharide polysulphate works by reducing the production of leukotriene and prostaglandins, natural inflammatory substances produced by the body in response to injury and also certain diseases. These substances cause pain, swelling and inflammation and when mucopolysaccharide polysulphate is applied to the affected areas, it reduces the pain.
Salicylic acid enhances the mucopolysaccharide polysulphate’s ability to penetrate the skin, by breaking down the protein, keratin, a part of the skin structure. By loosening the outer layer of skin, the loosened skin is shed and the way of entry for the cream or gel is much easier.
Movelat gets to work beneath the surface of the skin, because it combines the two active ingredients which make penetration of the outer layer of skin much easier. The MPS (mucopolysaccharide polysulfate) anti-inflammatory and salicylic acid, the absorption enhancer, work together, the salicylic acid softening the skin and the MPS being absorbed, to work more closely on the affected areas.
Movelat gives the following points:
- it is a dual action formula that gives relief where it is needed
- comes as a cream or a gel
- is easily absorbed
- has fifty years of credit to its name.
Doing more than heat patches and cooling gels which simply heat or cool the skin, movelat contains an ingredient which has been clinically-proven to relieve pain, by going directly to the areas affected.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you are pregnant, always seek medical advice before using movelat, as it is not recommended for use whilst pregnant.
Whilst there is no evidence than movelat can have an adverse effect if used by a breastfeeding mother, still seek advice from your doctor before using this medication.
Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years:
Apply 5 - 15cm (about 2 - 6 inches) of cream to the affected area up to 4 times every day or as directed.
Avoid applying more than the recommended dosage.
Not everyone will experience side effects when they take medication, however if you do they can include:
- Some people may experience local discomfort if the cream or gel is used in hot weather or after a bath.
- Allergic skin reactions, such as redness, burning sensation and rash, may occur in people who are allergic to salicylates.
- Stop using this medicine and consult your doctor if your skin gets sore or irritated while using it.
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
- Not recommended for children under 12 years.
- Keep out of sight and out of reach of children.
- Avoid applying more than the recommended dosage.
- Consult your doctor, if symptoms worsen or persist.
- Store the cream below 25 degrees.
Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
The active ingredients contained in this medicine is/are:
Mucopolysaccharide Polysulphate (MPS) 0.2% w/w, Salicylic Acid 2.0% w/w.
The medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
Anhydrous Eucerine, Emulsifying Cetostearyl Alcohol, Ethanolamine, Glycerol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Thymol, Water.