What is Voltaren Arthritis Pain Relief Gel?

Voltaren Arthritis Pain Gel is a topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) gel with a proven safety profile for your arthritis pain. Now, you can buy Voltaren over the counter. Formerly a prescription product, it has been trusted by patients and doctors in the U.S. for 10+ years. Plus, thanks to the specialized Voltaren Emulgel™ formulation, it’s non-greasy—which is always nice.

Voltaren Arthritis Pain Relieving Gel Package with Easy Twist Cap

Use as directed.

*Easy Twist Cap only available

on Voltaren tubes 3.5 oz or larger

# 1 DOCTOR RECOMMENDED
TOPICAL PAIN RELIEF BRAND*

#1 DOCTOR RECOMMENDED TOPICAL PAIN RELIEF BRAND*

*Based on surveyed doctors, Voltaren is approved for use for the treatment of arthritis pain.

Product Information

  • An alternative to pills, Voltaren helps you take on your day by targeting pain directly at the source to deliver clinically-proven nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine. Discover powerful arthritis pain relief with a proven safety profile.​

  • Voltaren is a topical NSAID absorbed through the skin and not through the stomach like most oral medicines.

  • Actually treats arthritis pain. Most topicals heat, cool, or irritate the surface of the skin, which only masks the pain.

  • Clinically-proven to relieve arthritis pain, reduce stiffness, and improve mobility to help get you moving and grooving again.​

  • Non-greasy and clean scent.

  • Available for purchase at major retailers, so you can buy Voltaren with ease.

How Does Voltaren Work?

How Does Voltaren Work? Video
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    Text: Introducing Voltaren Arthritis Pain VO: When you have arthritis pain, you need relief where it hurts. VO: Voltaren Arthritis Pain gel is the first full prescription strength nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory gel now available over the counter. Text: First full prescription strength VO: Voltaren targets pain directly at the source for powerful arthritis pain relief. VO: Voltaren VO: The joy of movement Text: The joy of movement

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Arthritis Treatment Areas

Osteoarthritis affects everyone differently. Voltaren helps alleviate joint

pain due to arthritis in the hands, wrists, elbows, feet, ankles, and knees.

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wrist
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How to Use Voltaren

Voltaren dosing card

Read the label and use the enclosed dosing card.

Do not use on more than two body areas at the same time.

Dosage

Using the dosing card, apply the following amounts:

Upper body areas (hand, wrist, elbow): 2.25 inches

Lower body areas (foot, ankle, knee): 4.5 inches

Voltaren being applied to the knee

Directions

Rub gently into affected area. It is intended to be used 4 times a day everyday for up to 21 days. With 4-times-a-day use, you may start to feel relief within a few days. Stop use and ask your doctor if pain gets worse or lasts more than 21 days.

See Stories From Voltaren Gel Users

Prescription Voltaren Gel—now available for purchase over the counter—helps arthritis patients turn their “to-dos” into “can-dos.” Learn why an orthopedic surgeon prescribes it and how it helps patients get back to doing the things they love.​

Easy to Open, Easy to Use

Packaging shouldn’t be a pain. Voltaren comes with the Arthritis Foundation Commendation for the Easy Twist Cap.*

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Easy Twist Cap

*Easy Twist Cap only available on Voltaren tubes 3.5 oz or larger

Specialized Formulation Voltaren Emulgel™

What is Voltaren Emulgel™?

Voltaren Emulgel™ is a specialized formula that’s made with a combination of gel and cream. This enables the active ingredient—diclofenac—to penetrate deep at the site of pain. When applied to the skin, Voltaren Emulgel™ creates a cooling and moisturizing effect.

SEE WHY VOLTAREN IS DIFFERENT

Hand holding Voltaren product

The Active Ingredient in Voltaren: Diclofenac

Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is often used to treat arthritis pain. It falls in the same class of drugs as naproxen (Aleve). Diclofenac works by temporarily blocking the production of pain-signaling chemicals called prostaglandins.

LEARN MORE ABOUT DICLOFENAC

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Voltaren Arthritis Pain Gel?

    An alternative to pills, Voltaren gel is a topical analgesic that targets pain directly at the source to deliver nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine for powerful arthritis pain relief. Voltaren is clinically proven to relieve joint pain, reduce stiffness, and improve mobility.

  • What is the active ingredient in Voltaren Arthritis Pain Gel?

    The active ingredient in Voltaren is diclofenac sodium, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It falls in the same category of ibuprofen and naproxen. Diclofenac sodium topical gel works by temporarily blocking the production of pain-signaling chemicals called prostaglandins to help provide relief.

  • What areas of the body should Voltaren be applied to?

    Voltaren helps alleviate joint pain due to arthritis in the hands, wrists, elbows, feet, ankles, and knees. Apply Voltaren gel to the skin over the affected part of the body. Do not use on more than two body areas at the same time.

  • How much should I use when applying Voltaren?

    Use the enclosed dosing card to measure the correct dose, and then gently rub the Voltaren gel into the skin using your hand. Using the dosing card, apply the following amounts as directed on the package four times daily: 

    Upper body areas (hand, wrist, elbow): 2.25 inches (2 grams)

    Lower body areas (foot, ankle, knee): 4.5 inches (4 grams)

    Do not use on more than two body areas at the same time.  Voltaren should not be used on the same area as any other medicine or products applied to the skin.

  • How many times a day should I apply Voltaren?

    Voltaren is intended to be used 4 times a day every day for up to 21 days. With 4-times-a-day use, you may start to feel arthritis relief within a few days.  You should feel significant relief in 7 days.

  • How long does it take for Voltaren Arthritis Pain Gel to work?

    What is Voltaren

    Voltaren contains an effective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine which is clinically proven to relieve arthritis joint pain. With 4-times-a-day use, you may start to feel relief within a few days. You should feel significant pain relief within 7 days of continuous use.

  • How do you open Voltaren Arthritis Pain Gel?

    Voltaren Benefits

    First, you take the cap off the Voltaren gel tube and open the seal by firmly pressing the indent on the top of the cap onto the star-shaped seal on the tube. Then, you will need to firmly turn the cap to remove the safety seal. Do not open the seal with scissors or other sharp objects.

  • How do you use Voltaren Arthritis Pain Gel?

    Use the dosing card to measure the correct dose. Gently rub Voltaren into your skin using your hand. You should apply it 4 times a day for best results. Do not use on more than two body areas at the same time.  Only apply Voltaren gel to clean, dry skin that doesn’t have any cuts, open wounds, infections, or rashes. Do not apply Voltaren to areas of the skin where other medicine or products have been applied.

Voltaren Arthritis Pain Relieving Gel Package

Use as directed.

Feel the Joy of Movement

An alternative to pills, Voltaren helps you take on your day by targeting pain directly at the source to deliver clinically-proven nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine. Discover powerful arthritis pain relief with a proven safety profile.​

Where to Buy Voltaren Gel

Available in stores and online at major retailers nationwide.