Topical Pain Relief Market Report and Forecast

Global Topical Pain Relief Market to be Driven by the Increasing Prevalence of Arthritis and Other Bone-Related Diseases in the Forecast Period of 2021-2026


The new report by Expert Market Research titled, ‘Global Topical Pain Relief Market Report and Forecast 2021-2026’, gives an in-depth analysis of the global topical pain relief market, assessing the market based on its segments like class, product type, formulation, distribution channel, and major regions. The report tracks the latest trends in the industry and studies their impact on the overall market. It also assesses the market dynamics, covering the key demand and price indicators, along with analysing the market based on the SWOT and Porter’s Five Forces models.

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The key highlights of the report include:

Market Overview (2016-2026)

  • Historical Market Size (2020): USD 9.13 Billion
  • Forecast CAGR (2021-2026): 5%
  • Forecast Market Size (2026): USD 12.23 Billion

The rising prevalence of arthritis and other bone-related diseases and diabetic neuropathy, which causes pain, are driving the global topical pain relief market. A rise in the use of topical pain relievers, which have less side effects than oral pain relievers and an increase in the global geriatric population and demand for topical pain relief among athletes are driving market growth. The development of an online marketplace for topical therapeutics is expected to provide the industry with lucrative growth opportunities. Over the forecast period, the increase in the number of patients receiving long-term treatment for diseases such as skin cancer is expected to propel the market forward.

Industry Definition and Major Segments

Topical painkillers are used to treat muscle pains, sprains, and strains. They can even help with the pain of arthritis. Topical painkillers are often used instead of oral painkillers because they have less side effects.

By class, the market is divided into:

  • Opioids
  • Non-Opioids

Based on product type, the industry can be segmented into:

  • Over The Counter
  • Prescription

The market is divided based on formulation into:

  • Ointment
  • Gel
  • Spray
  • Patch
  • Others

On the basis of distribution channel, the industry can be categorised into:

  • Pharmacies and Drug Stores
  • Retail and Grocery Stores
  • Online
  • Others

Regionally, the market is classified into:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

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Market Trends

The demand for the product has been on a rise and is likely to continue rising with the robust rise in the coming years. Rising business tie-ups and acquisitions are also expected to aid the market growth in the coming years. Increased support from the government is also projected to bolster the market growth in the coming years. In May 2020, the United States granted Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd., based in Ahmedabad, a patent for its novel non-aqueous diclofenac topical solution, branded as Dynapar QPS. DCGI has only ever approved Dynapar QPS as a topical pain reliever for osteoarthritis pain based on positive clinical trial results.

Note 2: As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the world, our analysts are constantly tracking the impact of this rapidly evolving situation on the markets and the consumer purchase behaviours. Thus, our latest estimates and analysis about the current market trends and forecast will exhaustively reflect the effects of this emerging pandemic.

Key Market Players

The major players in the market are Sanofi SA, Novartis AG, GlaxoSmithKline Plc., Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc., and Johnson Johnson Consumer Inc., among others. The report covers the market shares, capacities, plant turnarounds, expansions, investments and mergers and acquisitions, among other latest developments of these market players.

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