About Voltaren® Gel — The #1 Prescribed Topical NSAID

Take an active role in your therapy

Voltaren® Gel is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for the relief of joint pain of osteoarthritis in the knees, ankles, feet, elbows, wrists, and hands. Voltaren® Gel has not been studied for use on the spine, hip, or shoulder.

Remember, OA joint pain is a chronic condition that may require long-term treatment. As with all NSAIDs, it's important to use the lowest effective dose for the shortest time possible. You and your doctor can develop a treatment plan that's right for you.

Make Voltaren® Gel a part of your everyday routine

Voltaren® Gel is a smooth, nongreasy gel with a light fragrance that goes away shortly after it is applied. By massaging in Voltaren® Gel 4 times daily, you help the medication levels remain steady throughout the day. Try not to skip a dose. Stay on therapy as directed by your healthcare provider.

Four convenient times a day to massage in Voltaren® Gel may be:

Make Voltaren Gel a part of your everyday routine

Applying Voltaren® Gel is simple

Use the 3 simple steps below to apply VOLTAREN Gel properly:

Applying Voltaren

Always use Voltaren® Gel exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

For complete application instructions, please see the Patient Instructions for Use in the full Prescribing Information.

Indication

Voltaren® Gel is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for the relief of joint pain of osteoarthritis in the knees, ankles, feet, elbows, wrists, and hands. Voltaren® Gel has not been studied for use on the spine, hip, or shoulder.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
for Voltaren® Gel

What is the most important information you should know about medicines called Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)?

NSAID medicines, like Voltaren® Gel, may increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke that can lead to death. This chance increases:

  • with longer use of NSAID medicines
  • in people who have heart disease

NSAID medicines, like Voltaren® Gel, should never be used right before or after a heart surgery called a “coronary artery bypass graft (CABG).”

NSAID medicines, like Voltaren® Gel, can cause ulcers and bleeding in the stomach and intestines at any time during treatment.

  • Ulcers and bleeding can happen without warning symptoms and may cause death
  • The chance of a person getting an ulcer or bleeding increases with older age

NSAID medicines should only be used:

  • at the lowest dose possible for your treatment
  • for the shortest time needed

Do not use Voltaren® Gel if you are allergic to diclofenac (the active ingredient in Voltaren® Gel) or if you have had asthma, hives, or other allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs.

Tell your healthcare provider:

  • if you have a history of ulcers or bleeding in the stomach or intestines, or kidney or liver problems, or heart failure
  • about all of your medical conditions
  • about all of the medicines you take. NSAIDs and some other medicines can interact with each other and cause serious side effects
  • if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Voltaren® Gel should not be used late in pregnancy

NSAIDs, including Voltaren® Gel, can lead to high blood pressure or worsening of high blood pressure, which may add to the increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Possible serious side effects include life-threatening skin and allergic reactions.

Get emergency help right away if you have any of the following symptoms: shortness of breath or trouble breathing, chest pain, weakness in one side of your body, slurred speech, or swelling of the face or throat. Stop using Voltaren® Gel and call your healthcare provider right away if you have: skin rash or fever with blisters.

Do not use Voltaren® Gel on the same skin site that was treated with other topical products, such as sunscreens, cosmetics, lotions, moisturizers, or insect repellents.

Other information about NSAIDs:

  • Aspirin, which is an NSAID, can cause bleeding in the brain, stomach, and intestines. Aspirin can also cause ulcers in the stomach and intestines

You should not use Voltaren® Gel with oral NSAIDs.

The most common side effects reported in studies using Voltaren® Gel were application site reactions, including dermatitis (reported in 7% of treated patients).

Use Voltaren® Gel exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider.

  • Apply Voltaren® Gel to clean, dry skin that does not have any cuts, infections, or rashes
  • Avoid exposing skin where you apply Voltaren® Gel to sunlight and artificial light, such as tanning booths
  • Do not get Voltaren® Gel in your eyes, nose, and mouth

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


For additional information about Voltaren® Gel, please see the
full Prescribing Information, including the Medication Guide for patients.

Indication and IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION for Voltaren® Gel

Indication

Voltaren® Gel is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for the relief of joint pain of osteoarthritis in the knees, ankles, feet, elbows, wrists, and hands. Voltaren® Gel has not been studied for use on the spine, hip, or shoulder.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
for Voltaren® Gel

What is the most important information you should know about medicines called Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)?

NSAID medicines, like Voltaren® Gel, may increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke that can lead to death. This chance increases:

  • with longer use of NSAID medicines
  • in people who have heart disease

NSAID medicines, like Voltaren® Gel, should never be used right before or after a heart surgery called a “coronary artery bypass graft (CABG).”

NSAID medicines, like Voltaren® Gel, can cause ulcers and bleeding in the stomach and intestines at any time during treatment.

  • Ulcers and bleeding can happen without warning symptoms and may cause death
  • The chance of a person getting an ulcer or bleeding increases with older age

NSAID medicines should only be used:

  • at the lowest dose possible for your treatment
  • for the shortest time needed

Do not use Voltaren® Gel if you are allergic to diclofenac (the active ingredient in Voltaren® Gel) or if you have had asthma, hives, or other allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs.


Tell your healthcare provider:

  • if you have a history of ulcers or bleeding in the stomach or intestines, or kidney or liver problems, or heart failure
  • about all of your medical conditions
  • about all of the medicines you take. NSAIDs and some other medicines can interact with each other and cause serious side effects
  • if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Voltaren® Gel should not be used late in pregnancy

NSAIDs, including Voltaren® Gel, can lead to high blood pressure or worsening of high blood pressure, which may add to the increased risk of heart attack and stroke.


Possible serious side effects include life-threatening skin and allergic reactions.


Get emergency help right away if you have any of the following symptoms: shortness of breath or trouble breathing, chest pain, weakness in one side of your body, slurred speech, or swelling of the face or throat. Stop using Voltaren® Gel and call your healthcare provider right away if you have: skin rash or fever with blisters.


Do not use Voltaren® Gel on the same skin site that was treated with other topical products, such as sunscreens, cosmetics, lotions, moisturizers, or insect repellents.


Other information about NSAIDs:

  • Aspirin, which is an NSAID, can cause bleeding in the brain, stomach, and intestines. Aspirin can also cause ulcers in the stomach and intestines

You should not use Voltaren® Gel with oral NSAIDs.


The most common side effects reported in studies using Voltaren® Gel were application site reactions, including dermatitis (reported in 7% of treated patients).


Use Voltaren® Gel exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider.


  • Apply Voltaren® Gel to clean, dry skin that does not have any cuts, infections, or rashes
  • Avoid exposing skin where you apply Voltaren® Gel to sunlight and artificial light, such as tanning booths
  • Do not get Voltaren® Gel in your eyes, nose, and mouth

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For additional information about Voltaren® Gel, please see the full Prescribing Information, including the Medication Guide for patients.



Voltaren Gel Dosing
Application is easy see the three simple steps

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