Voltaren Gel Extra Strength (Diclofenac Diethylamine) Medication


Voltaren Gel Extra Strength (Diclofenac Diethylamine)

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Drug Description


Voltaren Gel Extra Strength is a topical medication used to alleviate pain linked to recent, localized muscle or joint injuries, including sprains, strains, or sports-related injuries such as ankle sprains, shoulder strains, or lower back muscle discomfort. 

Classified as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), Voltaren Gel Extra Strength functions by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, a natural substance responsible for pain and inflammation processes within the body. 

Uses and Dosage 

Before starting treatment with Voltaren Gel Extra Strength and with every prescription refill, carefully review the medication guide and patient information leaflet given by your pharmacist. If you have any queries or concerns, consult your doctor or pharmacist promptly. 

Voltaren Gel Extra Strength is intended for external use only and should not be applied inside the mouth or ingested. 

This medication is typically applied to the painful area twice daily (morning and evening), as prescribed by the doctor. 

To properly use Voltaren Gel Extra Strength, follow these steps: 

  1. Remove the seal before initial use by unscrewing and taking off the cap.  
    • Use the cap’s reverse side to insert, twist, and remove the seal from the tube. 
  2. Squeeze out the gel from the tube and align it with the dosing card included in the product carton to accurately measure the amount of gel applied (2g per application). 
    • Maintain proper hygiene by cleaning and drying the dosing card after each application. 
  3. Apply the gel to the painful or swollen area, gently massaging it into the skin. 
  4. Unless your hands are the treatment site, wash your hands after applying the gel to prevent accidental contact with the mouth and eyes. 
  5. After use, reseal the tube with the cap and store it upright. 

Avoid applying this gel to skin with rashes, eczema, cuts, or open wounds. Discontinue use if a skin rash develops after application.  

Exercise caution when using this gel on large portions of skin and for prolonged periods unless directed by a healthcare provider. 

To maximize effectiveness, adhere to a fixed daily schedule for applying this gel, spacing out treatments by 12 hours. 

Limit your Voltaren Gel Extra Strength usage to a maximum of 4g per day and for no more than 7 days unless your doctor recommends an extended treatment period. If your condition does not improve within 7 days or worsens, consult your doctor. 

Side Effects 

Listed below are the potential adverse effects of Voltaren Gel Extra Strength. These symptoms tend to be mild and temporary without causing any harm but consult a doctor or pharmacist if you have any worries. 

Common Side Effects 

  • Skin rash 
  • Itching 
  • Reddening or smarting of the skin 

Rare Side Effects 

  • Increased sun sensitivity with symptoms of sunburn with itching, swelling, and blistering 

Allergic Reactions 

Voltaren Gel Extra Strength may trigger a serious allergic response in rare cases. Stop using the gel and tell a doctor or pharmacist immediately if you observe any indications of an allergic reaction, such as: 

  • Rash with blisters 
  • Hives 
  • Wheezing, shortness of breath, or chest tightness  
  • Facial, lip, tongue, or throat swelling 

This list does not encompass all potential side effects of Voltaren Emulgel Extra Strength. If you encounter any unlisted side effects, inform your healthcare provider. 


Before starting treatment with Voltaren Gel Extra Strength, inform your doctor about any known allergies, particularly to diclofenac or other pain-relieving, fever-reducing, or anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen or aspirin (also utilized as an anticoagulant). 

Consult your pharmacist for additional information about Voltaren Gel Extra Strength, as it may contain inactive ingredients that can trigger allergic reactions or other issues. 

To ensure Voltaren Gel Extra Strength is safe for you, disclose to your doctor your medical background, especially if you have a history of: 

  • Stomach ulcers or taking medication for such gastrointestinal disorders 
  • Asthma attacks, hives (urticaria), acute rhinitis (nasal inflammation lasting less than 6 weeks), facial or tongue swelling, or runny nose after aspirin or NSAID use. 
  • Planning to undergo or have recently had heart surgery. 

Inform your healthcare providers about all your medications, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements, to mitigate the risk of drug interactions with Voltaren Gel Extra Strength. 

Refrain from using Voltaren Emulgel Extra Strength if you are presently using diclofenac or any other oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), whether over the counter or prescription, for pain, fever, or inflammation, such as ibuprofen, acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), or naproxen. If uncertain, seek guidance from your healthcare provider or pharmacist. 

Voltaren Gel Extra Strength should not be used within the last 3 months of pregnancy, as it may pose risks to the unborn child or during delivery. Before using this medication, inform your doctor about your pregnancy status or intentions to conceive. 

Notify your doctor if you are currently breastfeeding before using Voltaren Gel Extra Strength to evaluate the potential risks and benefits for you and your nursing infant. 

Additional information

Generic name:

Diclofenac Diethylamine





Quantities Available:

30g, 100g

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