Frequently Asked Questions

Your Arthritis & Voltaren questions answered.

The most common symptoms associated with osteoarthritis include joint pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. Pain is your body’s warning signal to alert you that something isn’t right. If you suspect that you have arthritis, speak with a doctor to help diagnose your symptoms.

Voltaren Arthritis Pain can be used for the temporary relief of arthritis pain in the hands, wrists, elbows, feet, ankles and knees. It was studied in patients with osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis that mainly affects cartilage. When you have OA, your cartilage begins to break down and wear away resulting in joint pain and stiffness. OA occurs more frequently when you get older and the pain can gradually worsen over time.

Voltaren works similarly to oral NSAIDs like ibuprofen or naproxen by temporarily blocking the production of pain signaling chemicals called prostaglandins. It works by penetrating through the skin to deliver NSAID medicine and relieve arthritis pain.

The active ingredient in Voltaren is diclofenac sodium, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It falls in the same class as other NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and naproxen.

Over-the-counter Voltaren Arthritis Pain Gel is the same strength and formula as original full prescription strength Voltaren Gel but is available without a prescription.

Voltaren will be available in Spring 2020 on our website, as well as at major retailers, over-the-counter and online—no prescription is needed.

Voltaren Arthritis Pain Relieving Gel Package
Use as directed.
Prescription Voltaren Gel packaging only.

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Voltaren targets pain directly at the source to deliver nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine for powerful arthritis pain relief.