- Voltaren Emulgel contains the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), diclofenac. Diclofenac works to relieve pain and reduce inflammation (swelling).
- The Emulgel technology helps the gel to penetrate deeply into the skin to enhance the delivery of diclofenac to the site of pain.
- Voltaren Emulgel has a cooling, moisturising effect with no strong odours.
Voltaren Emulgel is used to treat pain and inflammation of muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments, due to sprains and strains, sports injuries (eg. tennis elbow) and soft-tissue rheumatism (eg. bursitis; tendinitis).
Voltaren Emulgel is suitable for:
Adults and children over 12 years
Adults and children over 12 years: rub the gel gently into the affected area. Apply three or four times each day. The amount you will need will depend on the size of the affected area. Usually an amount ranging in size from a cherry to a walnut will be enough. Use for up to two weeks, if needed.
1 g Voltaren Emulgel contains 11.6 mg of the active ingredient, diclofenac diethylammonium.
Warning and Disclaimers:
You should not use Voltaren Emulgel if:
- you are allergic to diclofenac, propylene glycol, isopropyl alcohol or any of the other ingredients
- you are pregnant or breastfeeding
- you have ever had an asthma attack or allergic reaction after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs such as diclofenac or ibuprofen
If you have any other health conditions or you are taking any other medications, including those that do not require a prescription, always ask your pharmacist or doctor if Voltaren Emulgel is suitable for you. In addition, before you start using Voltaren Emulgel, carefully read the product information leaflet included in the pack for instructions on how to use.
What is an analgesic?
Analgesic is the medical term for a pain-killer, a drug that can provide relief from pain.
Some analgesics stop pain by desensitizing local nerve endings (for example, in the painful joint); others work ‘centrally’ in the parts of the brain where pain is perceived.
What is diclofenac?
Diclofenac is an analgesic, a medicine that relieves pain. Diclofenac belongs to a group of analgesics called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Diclofenac has been used for over 30 years in Australia.
Diclofenac is the active ingredient in all Voltaren products, which are available in oral (tablet and liquid capsule) and topical forms (applied to the skin).
What is an NSAID?
NSAID is an abbreviation for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. NSAIDs are a group of analgesics that are widely used to relieve pain and inflammation, and include diclofenac, ibuprofen and aspirin.
NSAIDs reduce the production of prostaglandins, which cause pain and inflammation.
Is Voltaren Emulgel a type of heat rub?
No, Voltaren Emulgel works differently from heat or cooling rubs. Heat and cooling rubs contain ingredients that stimulate nerves in the skin, to provide a sensation of heating or cooling.
Voltaren Emulgel is a medicated treatment containing a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory treatment. The active ingredient penetrates the skin to provide local relief of pain and inflammation.
Voltaren Emulgel is non-greasy, with no strong odour.
How long should I use Voltaren Emulgel?
Voltaren Emulgel is for temporary pain relief.
Voltaren Emulgel may be used for up to 2 weeks for soft tissue injuries such as muscle or joint injury or according to your doctor’s or pharmacist’s advice. Before you start using Voltaren Emulgel, carefully read the product information leaflet included in the pack for instructions on how to use.
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