Frequently asked questions

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What are the active substances in Movelat?

The active substances are:

  • mucopolysaccharide polysulfate 0.2% w/w
  • salicylic acid 2.0% w/w

The other ingredients are:

Movelat Gel

  • isopropyl alcohol
  • monoethanolamine
  • carbomer
  • disodium edetate
  • polyethylene glyceryl-oleate
  • rosemary oil
  • purified water

Movelat Cream

  • glycerol
  • stearic acid
  • anhydrous eucerine
  • myristyl alcohol
  • emulsifying cetosteryl alcohol
  • ethanolamine
  • thymol
  • isopropyl alcohol
  • purified water
What makes Movelat different from other analgesics on the market?

Movelat's dual-action formula contains Mucopolysaccharide Polysulfate (MPS) (0.2% w/w) which relieves pain, and Salicylic Acid (2.0% w/w) to enhance penetration. The unique structure of MPS avoids many of the contraindication complications associated with NSAIDs.

Which patients can benefit from treatment with Movelat?

Movelat is used for mild-to-moderate anti-inflammatory and analgesic topical preparation for the symptomatic relief of muscular pain and stiffness, sprains and strains and pain due to rheumatic and non-serious arthritic conditions.

Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years of age can all benefit from treatment with Movelat for pain and inflammation. The use of Movelat is contraindicated in children under 12 years of age.

Movelat's dual-action formula contains Mucopolysaccharide Polysulfate (MPS) (0.2% w/w) which relieves pain, and Salicylic Acid (2.0% w/w) to enhance penetration. The unique structure of MPS avoids many of the contraindication complications associated with NSAIDs.

How do you use Movelat?

Movelat is simple to apply - two to six inches (5-15cm) should be applied to the affected area up to four times a day.

When is use with Movelat contraindicated?

Use of Movelat Cream or Gel is contraindicated:

  • If the patient is allergic (hypersensitive) to Mucopolysaccahride Polysulfate, Salicylic Acid (or any other aspirin-like medicine) or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), especially where associated with a history of asthma;
  • If the patient is allergic to any of the other ingredients of Movelat Cream or Gel (see Summary of Product Characteristics);
  • If the patient has broken skin;
  • On large areas of skin;
  • On or near sensitive areas such as the mucous membranes (mouth, eyes or ano-genital regions).
  • The use of Movelat is contraindicated in children under 12 years of age.
What are the possible side effects of use with Movelat?

Movelat has been widely used in patients and has over 50 years of clinical heritage. Like all medicines, Movelat Cream and Gel can cause side-effects.

Rarely, Movelat Cream and Gel can cause the following in sensitive individuals:

  • redness;
  • burning sensation;
  • a rash.

Patients should be informed to stop using the cream or gel if these occur, and to tell their doctor or pharmacist.

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 Genus Pharmaceuticals on 01484 842217

How should Movelat Cream or Gel be stored?

Keep Movelat Cream or Gel out of the sight and reach of children.

Movelat Cream or Gel should not be used after the expiry date which is stated on the tube and carton after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

Store below 25oC.