Use up to 7 days for soft tissue injuries, like sprains or strains unless indicated otherwise by your doctor. As soon as your pain subsides, stop using Voltaren. If your pain and swelling (inflammation) do not improve within 7 days, or if it gets worse, please consult your doctor.
Do not apply to skin with conditions such as cuts, open wounds, or on skin that has a rash or eczema. Discontinue the treatment if a skin rash develops after applying the product.
Voltaren should not be used with air-tight or water-tight (occlusive) dressings, however, non-sealed breathable bandages can be used. For further details regarding precautions of using Voltaren gels or other products, please read the label and provided leaflet.