Voltaren Arthritis Pain

  • Arthritis/rheumatic disorders

Voltaren Arthritis Pain Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Diclofenac sodium 1%; gel.

Pharmacological Class

NSAID (benzeneacetic acid deriv.).

How Supplied

Gel—20g, 50g, 100g, 150g

Generic Availability


Voltaren Arthritis Pain Indications


Temporary relief of arthritis pain only in upper body areas (eg, hand, wrist, elbow) or lower body areas (eg, foot, ankle, knee).

Voltaren Arthritis Pain Dosage and Administration


Use dosing card to apply gel. Upper body areas (eg, hand, wrist, elbow): Apply 2g to the affected area 4 times daily. Lower body areas (eg, foot, ankle, knee): Apply 4g to the affected area 4 times daily. All: use up to 21 days. Max: 2 body areas at the same time. Do not wash treated hands for at least 1hr after application. Wait at least 10mins after application before getting dressed.


<18yrs: not established.

Voltaren Arthritis Pain Contraindications


Allergy to any other pain reliever or fever reducer. Before or after heart surgery. More than 2 body areas at the same time. Use in the eyes, nose or mouth.

Voltaren Arthritis Pain Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Voltaren Arthritis Pain Warnings/Precautions


Not for strains, sprains, bruises or sports injuries. Discontinue if no relief within 7 days or if an allergic reaction occurs. Hepatic impairment. Increased risk of severe GI bleeding (esp. ≥60yrs of age, history of GI ulcers/bleeding, prolonged therapy). Increased risk of heart attack or failure, and stroke (esp. in prolonged therapy). History of GI events (eg, heartburn). Hypertension. Heart disease. Liver cirrhosis. Renal disease. Asthma. Recent stroke. Reevaluate if pain worsens or persists more than 21 days. Do not apply to open wounds, infections, inflammations, or rashes. Avoid eyes, mucous membranes, external heat and/or occlusive dressings, sunlight. Elderly. Pregnancy (esp. during ≥20 weeks): not recommended. Nursing mothers.

Voltaren Arthritis Pain Pharmacokinetics

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Voltaren Arthritis Pain Interactions


Increased risk of GI bleed with anticoagulants, corticosteroids, other NSAIDs, or ≥3 alcoholic drinks/day. Caution with diuretics.

Voltaren Arthritis Pain Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Skin irritation, redness, swelling, fever; GI bleed (eg, feel faint, bloody or black stools, vomit blood, stomach pain), heart problems or stroke (eg, chest pain, trouble breathing, leg swelling, weakness, slurred speech), allergic reactions.

Voltaren Arthritis Pain Clinical Trials

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Voltaren Arthritis Pain Note

Not Applicable

Voltaren Arthritis Pain Patient Counseling

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