Does Voltaren reduce inflammation?
Like other NSAIDs, Voltaren (diclofenac) works by reducing inflammation in the body. When taken in oral form, it’s used to treat pain related to such forms of arthritis as osteoarthrtis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. The oral version of this drug is still available only by prescription.
How long does Voltaren take to reduce inflammation?
Voltaren gel Voltaren Emulgel contains 1.16% of diclofenac diethylammonium in a gel form. It is suitable for 3-4 applications a day for short-term pain relief, or for longer periods up to 2 weeks. It is proven to reduce acute pain within one hour of application.
Where should you not use Voltaren gel?
The gel may help ease joint pain just as well as oral forms of the NSAID. Voltaren Gel should not used in people at risk for heart attack or stroke or who have had recent heart surgery. The drug should be used with caution in people in people with certain health issues such as kidney or liver disease.
Who should not use Voltaren cream?
Who should not take VOLTAREN?
- systemic mastocytosis.
- an increased risk of bleeding.
- high blood pressure.
- a heart attack.
- chronic heart failure.
- a stroke.
What happens if you use too much Voltaren gel?
Voltaren Arthritis Pain gel can increase your risk of fatal heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it long term or take high doses, or if you have heart disease. Even people without heart disease or risk factors could have a stroke or heart attack while using Voltaren Arthritis Pain gel.
Is Voltaren good for bursitis?
Voltaren Emulgel is used to treat pain and inflammation of muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments, due to sprains and strains, sports injuries (eg. tennis elbow) and soft tissue rheumatism (eg. bursitis; tendinitis).