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What are the Active Ingredients in Movelat?

The Active Ingredients are:

  • Mucopolysaccharide Polysulphate (MPS)
  • Salicylic Acid
What makes Movelat different from other topical NSAIDs?

Movelat contains two active ingredients – salicylic acid and Mucopolysaccharide Polysulphate (MPS). Its 2-step mode of action works in a unique and clinically proven way and provides fast, effective pain relief from joint pain and inflammation. 2, 3, 4

Step 1:

Salicylic acid aids drug absorption through the skin, helping Movelat penetrate deeper into the underlying tissue.

Step 2:

The dual anti-inflammatory action of MPS and salicylic acid are clinically-proven to reduce pain.

Unlike other topical NSAIDs, Movelat can be used alone or safely alongside oral NSAIDs without an increase in the risk of untoward systemic side effects and can be used long-term without the need for review. 3

Which patients might benefit from treatment with Movelat?

Movelat is an appropriate first line topical NSAID treatment in accordance with NICE guidelines on osteoarthritis that is clinically-proven to reduce pain and inflammation. 2, 3, 4

Movelat is indicated for the symptomatic relief of muscular pain and stiffness, sprains and strains, and pain due to rheumatic and non-serious arthritic conditions. 1

Movelat is suitable for use for patients who are taking oral NSAIDs. 3

Movelat is suitable for use in adults, the elderly and children over 12 years of age. 1

How do you use Movelat?

Movelat is simple to apply. Cover 2-6 inches (5-15cm) of the affected area up to four times a day. 1

When is Movelat use contraindicated?

If the patient is allergic to any of the ingredients, aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (including when taken by mouth) especially where associated with a history of asthma. 1

Movelat is not to be used on large areas of skin, broken, sensitive or infected skin, eczema or on mucous membranes. 1

Movelat is not to be used on children under 12 years of age. 1

Movelat is not to be used during the first trimester, during late pregnancy or on the breast area during lactation. 1

What are the possible side effects of Movelat?

Uncommon side effects can include: local skin reactions / irritation (e.g. redness, burning sensation or rashes).1

Adverse events should be reported. Reporting forms and information can be found at http://www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. Adverse events should also be reported to Medical Information on 01484 848164.

What educational resources are available for Healthcare Professionals and Patients?

Training materials and educational resources are accessible to help provide education on managing musculoskeletal pain for ealthcare professionals and patients.

GP / Prescriber educational materials can be found here.

How should Movelat Cream or Gel be stored?

Movelat should be kept out of the sight and reach of children. It should not be used after the last day in the month of its expiry date, which is stated on the tube and carton after the letters: EXP. 1

Movelat should be stored at temperatures below 25°C.

Where can I find the Movelat SmPCs?

Copies of the SmPCs for Movelat Cream and Movelat Gel can be found online at:

Movelat Cream SmPC


Movelat Gel SmPC