Use for up to 7 days for the relief of pain associated with recent (acute), localized muscle or joint injuries such as sprains, strains or sports injuries (e.g., ankle sprain, shoulder strain or back muscle pain). This is typically in addition to other measures, such as rest, for the relief of discomfort associated with such injuries.
As soon as your pain subsides, stop using Voltaren gels for back pain. 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.
A brace or non-sealed, breathable wrap or sports bandage commonly used for injuries like sprains can be used together with Voltaren, but do not apply Voltaren gel under occlusive (i.e., plastic, airtight, or watertight) dressings.
For further details regarding precautions to take when using Voltaren, please read the FAQs below, and refer to the product label and leaflet, and if in doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.