How Voltaren gel works and how to use it for pain relief

Voltaren gels are designed to beat acute pain due to muscle & joint injury with a dual action:

  1. Relieving pain
  2. Fighting inflammation
Woman using Voltaren Long Lasting Pain Relief Gel 2.32%

Voltaren gels deliver diclofenac, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), specially formulated as an Emulgel which penetrates through the skin to the root of your pain. Voltaren gels are ...medicated and clinically proven not only to relieve acute pain but also to reduce inflammation at its source.

The active ingredient in our gels penetrates deep into the skin and targets delivery directly to the affected tissue underlying the treated area. Voltaren gels penetrate the skin to the underlying tissues and treat the cause of pain. As diclofenac accumulates in the epidermal layers of the skin, it acts as a reservoir from where there’s a release of the drug into underlying tissues.

Voltaren Emulgel formula combines the qualities of a gel and a cream, that has an appealing smell, is easy to rub in, and even provides a cooling effect when applied to the skin – delivering acute pain relief to help you back to the movement that you love.

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Voltaren pain relief gels

There are 5 products in the Voltaren gel range:

  • Voltaren Emulgel Back & Muscle Pain,
  • Voltaren Emulgel Back & Muscle Pain with a No Mess Applicator,
  • Voltaren Emulgel Extra Strength,
  • Voltaren Emulgel Joint Pain Extra Strength,
  • Voltaren Emulgel Joint Pain

All work to relieve acute pain and reduce swelling (inflammation) in the muscle and joints, freeing you to do the things you love.

Voltaren Emulgel Back & Muscle Pain with a No Mess Applicator

Voltaren Back and Muscle Pain 1.16% Diclofenac Gel with No Mess Applicator packshot

Voltaren Emulgel Back & Muscle Pain with a No Mess applicator delivers pain relief with the additional benefit of a new No Mess Applicator. This unique applicator allows easy, clean application of the gel directly on the painful area.

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Voltaren Emulgel Back & Muscle Pain

Voltaren Back & Muscle Pain Relief 1.16% Diclofenac Gel packshot

Voltaren Emulgel Back & Muscle Pain relieves pain and reduces inflammation. It brings local relief for pain and swelling (inflammation) in the back & muscle.

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Voltaren Emulgel Extra Strength

Voltaren Emulgel Extra Strength

Voltaren Emulgel Extra strength allows you to go 12 hours between applications. It penetrates deep to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.

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Voltaren Emulgel Joint Pain Regular Strength

Voltaren 2.32% Diclofenac Gel for joint and back pain relief product

Voltaren Emulgel Joint Pain Regular Strength is specially developed with an easy open cap which only takes a light grip and a single twist to open.

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Voltaren Emulgel Joint Pain Extra Strength

Voltaren Joint Pain Extra Strength 2.32% Diclofenac packshot

Voltaren Joint Pain Extra Strength is specially developed with an easy open cap which only takes a light grip and a single twist to open. And you can go 12 hours between treatments/applications.

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What are Voltaren gels used for?

Voltaren gels are used for getting you on the path to joyful movement with less pain. You can use Voltaren gel on minor injuries. It is great for knee pain, shoulder pain, wrist pain, and more.

You can use Voltaren gels for relief from back pain, knee pain strains, shoulder pain, hip pain strains or joint pain, specifically the:

  • relief of pain, inflammation, and swelling in:
    • soft-tissue injuries or trauma of the tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. These can be due to sprains, strains, and backache caused by everyday injuries; or even tired or inflamed muscles that can occur from regular physical exertion.

Always read the label on the product to see what each product is for.

How often can you use Voltaren gels?

How often you can use your Voltaren gel depends on which gel you have chosen in accordance with your needs.

Voltaren Emulgel Extra Strength is for moderate pain, as it has a higher dosage of the anti-inflammatory diclofenac than the Voltaren Emulgel Back & Muscle Pain. Our Extra Strength gel can be applied once every 12 hours. It also has added permeation enhancer that means more pain-relieving active ingredient penetrates the skin.

Voltaren Emulgel Back & Muscle Pain 1.16% has a lower concentration of diclofenac for mild pain and can be applied 3 to 4 times a day.

See the table below to learn how often you can apply each type of Voltaren Emulgel.

Products How often can I use it?
  • VOLTAREN EMULGEL Back & Muscle Pain with a No Mess Applicator
3 to 4 times daily. Do not use more than 4 times in 24 hours.
  • VOLTAREN EMULGEL Back & Muscle Pain
3 to 4 times daily. Do not use more than 4 times in 24 hours.
  • VOLTAREN EMULGEL Joint Pain Regular Strength
3 to 4 times daily. Do not use more than 4 times in 24 hours.
  • VOLTAREN EMULGEL Extra Strength
Apply using the dosing card, 2g in the morning, 2g in the evening. Do not use more than 4g per day.
  • VOLTAREN EMULGEL Joint Pain Extra Strength
Apply using the dosing card, 2g in the morning, 2g in the evening. Do not use more than 4g per day.

The duration of treatment depends on the natural course of healing, rest, and on clinical response. The gel should not be used for more than 7 days for muscle and joint injuries unless recommended by a doctor. If your condition does not improve or worsens within 7 days of starting treatment, consult your doctor to exclude an alternative underlying cause of pain.

Always consult the leaflet that came in the box before using.

How to use Voltaren gel

Below is information on how to use Voltaren gel – it’s easy, we promise!

Triangle Grip Top No Mess Applicator Cap

Voltaren Emulgel Joint Pain Extra Strength and Voltaren Emulgel Joint Pain Regular Strength Tubes: before first use, unscrew and remove the cap. Use the reverse side of the cap to insert, twist and remove the seal from the tube. Open your tube of Voltaren Gel by twisting off the easy-to-grip triangular cap.

 

1. Open your tube of Voltaren Gel by twisting off the easy-to-grip triangular cap

2. Squeeze out an amount ranging in size from 2g to 4g, depending on the size of the affected area

3. Gently rub into the skin above where you are experiencing pain

4. Apply Voltaren Gel as indicated on the leaflet

5. Start to regain your joy of movement. Feel better

 

Voltaren Emulgel Back & Muscle Pain with a No Mess Applicator Tubes: To remove the seal before first use, remove the transparent protective cover and then unscrew the applicator cap. Use the star-shape groove (the key) located at the side of the applicator cap to remove the security seal (star seal) of the tube. Screw the applicator cap back on the tube before dispensing the gel. To open, simply pull the white part of the applicator cap. Gently squeeze the tube to push the gel to the surface of the applicator cap.

How much Voltaren gel can I apply?

Voltaren gel delivers diclofenac, an effective anti-inflammatory, directly to the source of your pain. That’s why a little bit goes a long way. The amount needed will vary depending upon the size of the painful or swollen area.

For Regular Strength products, 2g to 4g (1g equals a strip approximately 2cm long) of gel will be sufficient to cover a 400cm2 to 800cm2 area.

For Extra Strength products, 2g of gel measured using the provided dosing card found in the product package will be sufficient.

To be sure this product is right for you always read and follow the label.