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Revised: 3/2015

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Voltaren Tape 30mg
 Active ingredient:
Diclofenac sodium
 Dosage form:
flesh-colored skin patch, 10 cm×14 cm
 Print on wrapping:
ボルタレンテープ30mg, Voltaren Tape30mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is absorbed through skin, and suppresses production of prostaglandin in the body, which is considered as a cause of inflammation and pain. It consequently relieves inflammation, swelling, and pain in muscles or joints.
It is usually used for reduction of pain/inflammation such as osteoarthritis, shoulder periarthritis, muscle pain, low back pain, etc.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you are a patient with aspirin-induced asthma or its history, bronchial asthma.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, apply to the affected area once daily. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Avoid applying to injured area, mucous membrane, or area with eczema or rash.
  • Wipe your skin before applying if you are sweating, and use after your sweat subsides if taking a bath.
  • When applying, hold firmly to adapt to your skin in the hands evenly not to peel off.
  • If you miss a dose, apply when you remembered.
  • If you accidentally use more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include dermatitis (rash, erosion), itch, redness, skin rough and skin irritation. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • hives, breathlessness, swelling in face/tongue/throat [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • rash/swelling/blister in the applied site [contact dermatitis]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out the reach of children. Store away from light and heat. After opening the package, keep the unused medicine in it with closing the chuck of the package opened.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.