- Aids in reducing inflammation and swelling in joints and tendons
- Relieves muscle soreness due to over-exertion, fatigue or bruising.
Recommended for use in
- 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
How to Use Rapigel
- Easy to apply
Simply rub onto affected areas at full strength. Requires no mixing or application device. The clear gel formula can be easily applied to most areas. It will not disperse from the areas where it is needed and will leave no sticky or hard to remove residue.
- Ideal to combine with massage
The gel formulation of rapigel makes it ideal to combine with massage therapy for a more intense effect to promote more rapid healing. Muscles will particularly benefit from massage due to the relaxation of muscle spasms and muscle fibres.
- Intensify or prolong effectiveness by using bandages
Rapigel can safely be applied under wet or dry bandages to intensify and promote a more marked effect. The use of rapigel in conjunction with bandaging may be particularly helpful to promote tendon repair, as this will both intensify the effects, as well as provide support to the delicate tendon structures.
- Mild disinfectant and skin cleanser
Isopropyl alcohol, contained in rapigel, is often utilised as a cleaner or disinfectant in medical situations. Rapigel assists in the removal of product or bandage residue, such as that left by adhesive bandages used for support on racedays. Do not use on broken skin.
If pain or swelling persists the advice of a veterinarian should be sought.
Menthol 20 mg/g
Camphor 6.25 mg/g
Isopropyl Alchol 350 mg/g
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.
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.
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). Variation in metabolisms between different species mean that dose rates can vary quite widely and that some species may be far more sensitive than others making products dangerous or even potentially fatal to those animals. It is for this reason that “off label dosage” should only be conducted under the supervision of a veterinarian.
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.
- 250 g Jar
- 200 g Tube