Topical Pain Relief Market | Global Share, Trend Analysis Report

Topical Pain Relief Market Report, By Type (Over-the-Counter (OTC) and Prescription Pain Reliefs), Formulation (Cream, Gel, Patch, Spray), Therapeutic Class, Distribution Channel and Geography - Global Market Share, Trend Analysis & Forecast , 2019 - 2028

Report Code : hc2029 | Publish Date : Upcoming | Industry : Healthcare | Geography : Global


Topical pain reliefs are liquids, gels, powders, creams, semisolids, emulsions, patches, foams, or aerosols containing an analgesic agent applied on or around the painful site. Most topical preparations are available as patches, ointments, or creams for cutaneous applications for adult patients and children. Among the most widely known drugs with peripheral effects are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), anaesthetics, capsaicin, alpha-adrenoreceptor antagonists, and cannabinoids. Topical pain medications that stimulate nerve endings when applied to the skin are used to treat musculoskeletal pain. 

Topical Pain Relief Market Outlook

The global topical pain relief market is experiencing high demand due to upsurge in geriatric population and rise in prevalence of arthritis. Moreover, high demand for topical pain relievers among athletes and lesser side effects as compared to conventional oral medicines are propelling the market growth. Also, proliferation of online pharmacy and untapped potential in emerging nations offer new opportunities to the industry. However, unpleasant odours and side effects associated with the pain reliefs are hampering the market.  


Topical Pain Relief Market Segmental Overview

The report analyses the global topical pain relief market based on type, formulation, therapeutic class, distribution channel and geography. 

Topical Pain Relief Market by Type

Based on type, the market is categorized into over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliefs and prescription pain reliefs. OTC topicals are available in pharmacies, drugstores, supermarkets or directly from the manufacturer without a doctor's prescription. They come in many different forms. Two active ingredients, salicylic acid and tar, are approved by the FDA as treatments for psoriasis. 

Topical Pain Relief Market by Formulation

Various formulations included in this market are cream, gel, patch, spray and others. Patch forms of local anaesthetics can be applied to the skin and may be worn for several hours for pain relief. These topical medications can relieve certain types of neuropathic pain.

Topical Pain Relief Market by Therapeutic Class

Based on therapeutic class, the market is segmented into opioids and non-opioids. The opioids are further segmented into buprenorphine and fentanyl. Whereas, the non-opioids majorly comprise of capsaicin, lidocaine, methyl salicylate, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and other non-opioids. NSAIDs are popular drugs and have widespread use for chronic and acute musculoskeletal conditions. They have the advantage of local action without developing central adverse effects and cognitive impairments.

Topical Pain Relief Market by Distribution Channel

Based on distribution channel, the market is segmented into e-commerce, pharmacies & drug stores and retail & grocery stores.

Topical Pain Relief Market by Geography 

By geography, the global topical pain relief market is studied across the countries of key regions such as, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and rest of the world regions which includes Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America followed by Europe will continue to dominate the global topical pain relief market in 2018. North America has surfaced as the key contributor to the global market due to Rise in prevalence of chronic diseases including cancer, arthritis, and diabetes among others coupled with increase in investments by various multinational companies. Also, the Asia Pacific is expected to exhibit significant growth over the forecast period due to increasing disposable income, shift in focus of manufacturers toward topical pain relief products, and growth in awareness among population.

Topical Pain Relief Market Key Players

The leading topical pain relief market players are AdvaCare Pharma, Chattem, Inc., Emami Group, Exzell Pharma, GlaxoSmithKline Plc., Johnson & Johnson PLC, Nestle S.A., Novartis AG, Performance Health Technologies, Inc., Pfizer Inc., Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc., Sanofi S.A., Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Topical BioMedics, Inc. and Troy Healthcare, LLC. The growing investments in research and development of pharma industry have been encouraging the market players to offer effective solutions to gain a competitive edge in the topical pain relief market.

The global topical pain relief market is segmented based on type, formulation, therapeutic class, distribution channel and geography. Based on type, the market is categorized into over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliefs and prescription pain reliefs. Various formulations included in this market are cream, gel, patch, spray and others.

Based on therapeutic class, the market is segmented into opioids and non-opioids. The opioids are further segmented into buprenorphine and fentanyl. Whereas, the non-opioids majorly comprise of capsaicin, lidocaine, methyl salicylate, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and other non-opioids. Based on distribution channel, the market is segmented into e-commerce, pharmacies & drug stores and retail & grocery stores.

By geography, the global topical pain relief market is studied across the countries of key regions such as, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and rest of the world regions which includes Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.


Why to buy this report:

  • The report offers changing market dynamics in the topical pain relief industry, presenting historical, current and projected market size in terms of value (USD million)
  • The research study provides an in-depth analysis of the industry value chain focusing on the peer and parent markets of topical pain relief
  • It presents a comprehensive assessment of geographical regions exhibiting promising growth, potential and niche segments, and a neutral perspective on the topical pain relief market performance
  • The report also offers strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations and competitive landscape, mapping the key common trends of topical pain relief market