What Is Voltaren Gel Used For?
Voltaren is an alternative to pills and contains an NSAID gel to target pain directly at the source. This topical gel is formulated with a clinically proven, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication that delivers powerful arthritis pain relief. Voltaren is used to treat arthritis pain and is in the same class of drugs as naproxen. It works by temporarily blocking the production of pain-signaling chemicals to help you forget about pain so you can continue on with your day.
What Are Voltaren's Side Effects?
If you have a heart condition, are allergic to NSAIDs,have asthma, or a history of heart attack or stroke, talk to your doctor before using Voltaren gel. People with kidney or liver disease and those with a history of ulcers or gastrointestinal bleeding should also talk with their doctors before using this product. Do not use Voltaren if pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant.
Voltaren Gel is a specialized formula of arthritis pain relief that penetrates deeply at the site of pain. The active ingredient is diclofenac, which provides you with pain relief associated with arthritis. This gel formula creates a cooling, moisturizing effect and is mess-free with fast absorption.
Voltaren does not come in a cream, however, the new Emugel formula blends cream and gel together for fast absorption and quick relief.
Voltaren Gel is absorbed into your body through the skin, so you should never use it in a larger dose or more often than what is indicated on the packaging. The product comes with a card that shows you how to measure either a two or four-gram dose. Do not apply the gel on more than two areas of the body at a time. For your hands, wrists, or elbows, apply two grams to the affected joint up to four times per day. For the feet, ankles, or knees, apply four grams to the affected joint up to four times per day. Do not apply Voltaren for more than 21 consecutive days.