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Revised: 2/2021

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 Gel 1%
 Active ingredient:
Diclofenac sodium
 Dosage form:
colorless to slightly yellowish gel (jellylike) ointment
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is absorbed through the skin, and suppresses prostaglandin formation that causes inflammation, and acts to ease swelling/pain induced by inflammation.
It is usually used to relieve pain/inflammation such as osteoarthritis, shoulder periarthritis, tendinitis/tenosynovitis, peritendinitis, humeral epicondylitis (tennis elbow, etc.), muscle pain (myofascial lower back pain, etc.), swelling/pain after trauma, etc.

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

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itches, rashes, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you have aspirin-induced asthma or a history of it.
  • If you have bronchial asthma.
  • If you are pregnant or are 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 an appropriate dose to the affected area in a thin layer evenly, 3 to 4 times a day. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Do not apply the medicine to eyes or to mucosa.
  • Applying to the injured skin may cause transient smarting or a tingling sensation.
  • Do not cover the affected area with poorly breathable materials (such as plastic wrap) after applying this medicine.
  • Although you may notice the applied site get white, use the medicine regardless.
  • If you miss a dose, apply when you remember. You should not use two doses at one time.
  • 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

  • Please note that the medicine may cause softening of synthetic resin, dissolving of paint and/or tarnishing of metal.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include dermatitis (rash, erosion), itches, redness, skin roughness 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, swelling of the face/tongue/throat, difficulty breathing [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • redness/rash/itches/blisters at 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 of reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and keep away from fire as it contains alcohol.
  • Discard any remaining medicine. Do not store.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.