Voltaren Joint Pain Relief Extra Strength 2.32% Diclofenac Gel packshot

Voltaren Emulgel Joint Pain Extra Strength

Voltaren Emulgel Joint Pain Extra Strength provides relief from pain and reduces swelling (inflammation) in joints and muscles. Specially developed with an easy-open cap, which takes only a light grip and a single twist to open. Voltaren Emulgel Joint Pain Extra Strength is available in a 100g tube.

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How it works

Voltaren Emulgel Joint Pain Extra Strength and Voltaren Emulgel Joint Pain Regular Strength contain the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), diclofenac diethylamine. Diclofenac diethylamine works to relieve pain and reduce inflammation (swelling). The technology in Voltaren Emulgel Joint Pain Extra Strength and Voltaren Emulgel Joint Pain Regular Strength helps the gel to penetrate deeply into the skin to deliver diclofenac diethylamine to the site of pain.

How to use it

For adults between 18 to 65 years:

  • Apply 2g of gel 2 times a day (morning and evening) on the affected area.
  • The amount of gel applied (2g for each application) should be measured using the dosing card supplied in the product carton. For each application the gel should be squeezed from the tube and measured up to the 2g line on the dosing card.
  • Do not use more than 4g per day.
  • Use as per product package directions.
Graphic showing action of Voltaren joint pain relief gel when applied to the knee

When to use it

Voltaren Emulgel Joint Pain Extra Strength is formulated for rubbing into the skin to relieve acute pain affecting the joints and muscles. Voltaren Emulgel Joint Pain Extra Strength and Voltaren Emulgel Joint Pain Regular Strength are used to treat recent (acute), localized pain and inflammation of muscles, joints, due to sprains and strains, sports injuries (eg. tennis elbow).

Consumer information

1g Voltaren Emulgel Joint Pain Extra Strength contains 23.2mg/g of the active ingredient, diclofenac diethylamine.

 

Do not exceed the stated dose. Always read the enclosed insert before use to check if this product is suitable for you.

Usual dose:
Voltaren Emulgel Joint Pain Extra Strength:
For adults between 18 to 65 years (extra strength):

  • Apply 2g of gel 2 times a day (morning and evening) on the affected area.
  • The amount of gel applied (2g for each application) should be measured using the dosing card supplied in the product carton. For each application the gel should be squeezed from the tube and measured up to the 2g line on the dosing card. Clean and dry the dosing card after each use.
  • Do not use more than 4g per day.
  • Instructions on how to open the tube
    • Tube: To remove the security seal before first use, remove the cap off the tube.
    • Tube: Firmly insert the star-shape groove located on the reverse side of the cap into the star-shaped security seal of the tube.
    • Tube: Firmly turn the cap to remove the security seal from the tube.
    • Tube: Measure the amount of the gel using the dosing card and then gently apply to the affected area, slowly rubbing into the skin
  • You may notice a slight cooling effect when you rub the gel in.
  • Tube: After use, place the cap back on the tube and store in an upright position.
  • Wash your hands after rubbing in Voltaren Emulgel Joint Extra Strength to avoid accidental contact with the mouth and eyes.

 

The gel should not be used for more than 7 days for muscle and joint injuries unless recommended by a doctor. Talk to your doctor if your condition does not improve within 7 days, or if it gets worse.

 

Overdose:

In case of drug overdose, contact a health care practitioner, hospital emergency department or regional Poison Control Centre immediately, even if there are no symptoms.
If you dispense more gel than needed wipe off the surplus gel with a tissue.

If you, or a child accidentally swallows the gel, contact your doctor immediately.

 

Missed Dose:

If you miss applying Voltaren Emulgel Joint Pain Extra Strength at the correct time, apply it when you remember and then next apply it at the usual time. Do not apply a double quantity.

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

Frequently asked questions

  • What is an analgesic?

    Analgesic is the medical term for a pain-killer, a drug that can provide relief from pain. Some analgesics stop pain by desensitizing local nerve endings (for example, in the painful joint); others work ‘centrally’ in the parts of the brain where pain is perceived.

  • What is diclofenac diethylamine?

    Diclofenac diethylamine is an analgesic, a medicine that relieves pain. Diclofenac diethylamine belongs to a group of analgesics called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

  • What is an NSAID?

    NSAID is an abbreviation for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. NSAIDs are a group of analgesics that are widely used to relieve pain and inflammation, and include diclofenac diethylamine, ibuprofen and aspirin. NSAIDs reduce the production of prostaglandins, which cause pain and inflammation.

  • Is Voltaren Emulgel Joint Pain a type of heat rub?

    Voltaren Emulgel Joint Pain Extra Strength and Voltaren Emulgel Joint Pain Regular Strength work differently. They are medicated gels containing a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory ingredient, which penetrate the skin to provide local relief of pain and inflammation.

  • How long should I use Voltaren Emulgel Joint Pain Gels?

    Voltaren Emulgel is for temporary pain relief. The gel should not be used for more than 7 days for muscle and joint injuries unless recommended by a doctor. Talk to your doctor if your condition does not improve within 7 days, or if it gets worse.

Health, wellness & your pain

Pain is rarely just physical nor is it always solved by taking medicine alone. Voltaren is your ally in helping you take more control of your pain journey, from the way to sleep, to what you eat, mental wellbeing and complementary pain relief therapies.