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First Aid & Fly Control

RAPIGEL® muscle and joint relieving gel for horses and dogs

Aids in reducing inflammation and swelling in joints and tendons. RAPIGEL relieves muscle soreness due to over exertion, fatigue and bruising.

  • Dog
  • Horse
  • Australian made
    Australian made

WHAT IS RAPIGEL®?

  • Clean and easy cold therapy.
  • Relieves pain and muscle soreness
  • Reduce inflammation and swelling in joints and tendons
  • Convenient portable cold therapy
  • Clear gel formula leaves no sticky residue

RECOMMENDED FOR

  • Pain or soreness associated with muscle, joint and tendon injuries
  • Swollen and/or inflamed joints and tendons
  • To assist warm up helping to prevent exercise induced injuries
  • To aid recovery from intense exercise or overexertion 

WHY CHOOSE RAPIGEL?

  • RAPIGEL promotes a similar effect to an ice pack

    RAPIGEL is far more convenient to transport and can be used in situations where ice or cold hosing may be inconvenient or impossible.

  • Menthol in RAPIGEL is a widely recognised cooling agent when applied to the skin.

    Menthol is thought to stimulate the nerves that perceive cold and depress those that perceive pain1,2. Specific nerve receptors respond in a similar manner to cold as they do to menthol. The menthol in RAPIGEL is an alternative or an additional aid to traditional cold therapy.

  • RAPIGEL relieves soreness due to over exertion, fatigue or bruising

    Menthol and camphor stimulate the circulation to damaged tissue when applied topically. This decreases the chance of bruises forming when applied early and may assist in the removal of dead blood cells once a bruise has formed.

  • Menthol and camphor have been used for thousands of years for the relief of pain in many areas of the body.

    Menthol and camphor, found in RAPIGEL, are part of a group of chemicals known as “counter-irritants” that relieve pain by irritating the sensory nerve endings to alter or offset pain in the underlying muscle or joints served by the same nerves.

  • Aids in reducing inflammation and swelling

    Menthol and camphor have a mild anti-inflammatory effect. This assists in the repair of both acute and chronic joint and tendon injuries.

    • Acute injuries – reduces the inflammatory response when applied immediately after an injury has occurred. Will also assist the healing process when applied for the duration of the injury by increasing circulation to the affected area.
    • Chronic injuries – in the case of older or more chronic inflammation menthol and camphor increase circulation and reduce inflammation.
  • ​No mess - RAPIGEL does not leave a sticky residue on hands, application sites or bandages

    RAPIGEL may actually assist in the removal of residues from bandages or other products.

COMPOSITION

  • Menthol 20mg/g
  • Camphor 6.25mg/g
  • Isopropyl Alcohol 350mg/g

DOSAGE & DIRECTIONS FOR USE

RAPIGEL should be used at full strength and applied liberally to the affected area and rubbed in gently – both prior to and after exercise workout.

WITHHOLDING PERIODS/ESI

This product may contain ingredients that contravene the prohibited substances regulations in racing and competition jurisdictions. Users are strongly encouraged to check with the respective authority and their veterinarian prior to the use of any medication.

STORAGE

Store below 30°C (Room Temperature) in a cool place. Keep the lid tightly closed.

PACK SIZES

  • 250g Jar
  • 200g Tube

Download product SDS 

  1. Airaksinsen, O et al. Efficacy of a cold gel for soft tissue injuries: a prospective double blinded trial, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Sept-Oct 2003, accessed at www.findarticles.com
  2. Burke, E Phd, April 2001, accessed at www.active.com

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FAQ
  • Can I use RAPIGEL on an animal other than a horse or dog?

    RAPIGEL is registered for use in horses and dogs which means it may be safely used in both horses and dogs. The use of this product in any other species would be considered “off label usage”. Products should not be used outside of their registered label claims without first consulting a veterinarian (if at all).

  • Can I use RAPIGEL on myself?

    RAPIGEL is registered for use in horses and dogs only (refer above response). Virbac is an animal health company, there has been no research conducted for use in humans. We cannot advise use in humans, please check with your GP or specialist before using RAPIGEL.

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