GODDARDS MUSCLE LOTION
Active substance(s): DILUTE ACETIC ACID / DILUTE AMMONIA SOLUTION / TURPENTINE OIL
Important information about Goddards
• This medicine relieves symptoms of
rheumatic and muscular pains.
• It can be used by adults, the elderly and
Do not use on broken skin
Now read the rest of the leaflet before
you use this medicine. It includes other
information which might be especially
important for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
• Ask your pharmacist if you need any more
information or advice.
• If you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
1. What the medicine is for
Goddards Muscle Lotion is a topical emulsion
which has warming and soothing properties.
It is used to relieve the symptoms of muscle
pain and stiffness, including backache, sciatica,
lumbago, fibrositis, rheumatic pain and pain
caused by bruises, sprains, strains, stiff
muscles and unbroken chilblains.
2. Before you use this medicine
Do not use the medicine if you or your
child have broken skin.
Pregnant or breastfeeding
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
using this medicine if you are pregnant, might
be pregnant or are breastfeeding. Goddards
Muscle Lotion should not be used in pregnancy
unless the doctor has told you to do so.
3. How to use this medicine
Apply it to the skin
Adults, the elderly and children
• Shake the bottle thoroughly.
• Pour enough muscle lotion into the palm of
your hand and rub into the affected area until
dry, once or twice a day.
• Avoid contact with eyes and sensitive areas of
• Wash hands well after use.
For external use only.
If your symptoms persist you should ask your
doctor for advice.
If you swallow some
If you accidentally swallow some, see a doctor
straight away. Take the pack with you to show
which medicine you have swallowed.
There are no known side effects from using this
medicine when used as directed.
If you notice any side effects, stop use and tell
your doctor or pharmacist. They will tell you
what to do.
5. Storing this medicine
• Keep it out of the reach and sight of children.
• There are no special conditions for storing this
• Do not use after the expiry date shown on the
carton. The expiry date refers to the last day
of that month.
• Medicine should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of any unused
medicine. These measures will help to protect
6. Further information
What is in this medicine
The active ingredients are: turpentine oil 22%
v/v, dilute acetic acid 30% v/v, dilute ammonia
solution 14% v/v.
The other ingredients are: arlacel 83 V
(sorbitan sesquioleate), PEG-8 oleate and
What the medicine looks like
Goddards Muscle Lotion is a creamy coloured
emulsion which smells of turpentine and
It is supplied in 200ml bottles.
Marketing authorisation holder
Actavis Group PTC ehf
Thornton and Ross Ltd.,
Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK.
Goddards is a trade mark of
Actavis Group PTC ehf.
This leaflet was revised in June 2010
turpentine oil, dilute acetic acid, dilute ammonia
4. Possible side effects
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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