Voltaren Gel (diclofenac sodium topical gel) is a topical gel nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain of osteoarthritis of joints that are amenable to topical treatment, such the hands and knees.
Voltaren Gel contains diclofenac, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
Diclofenac works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation.
Voltaren Gel is used to treat joint pain caused by osteoarthritis in the hands, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles, or feet.
Voltaren Gel may not be effective in treating arthritis pain elsewhere in the body.
HOW TO USE
The amount of Voltaren Gel should be measured using the dosing card supplied with the product.
Use lowest effective dose for shortest duration.
Use dosing card to apply gel.
Lower extremities (eg, knees, ankles, feet): Apply 4g to the affected area 4 times daily; max: 16g/day.
Upper extremities (eg, elbows, wrists, hands): Apply 2g to the affected area 4 times daily; max: 8g/day.
Total max dose over all affected joints: 32g/day.
Do not wash treated hands for at least 1hr after application.
Wait at least 10 minutes after application before getting dressed.
Contraindications: Aspirin allergy.
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