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Voltaren Gel: Topical gel

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What is this medicine?

DICLOFENAC (dye KLOE fen ak) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The 1% skin gel is used to treat osteoarthritis of the hands or knees. The 3% skin gel is used to treat actinic keratosis.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Solaraze: Topical gel

Similar Generic Drugs : Diclofenac Sodium: Topical gel

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Voltaren Gel: Topical gel
Usage by Gender
71.27%
28.73%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.67%
5.32%
30.05%
63.95%
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View All 4 Experiences
Average Scores
Easy to Take: 5.0 / 5
Works as Intended: 5.0 / 5
Tolerable: 5.0 / 5

It works very well with no harsh scent
I have used this product for several years. It works great and it is a great alternative to Bengay. It doesn't heat the area that it has been applied to and the scent is slight and not harsh. While it is not a cheap cream it takes little amount to work. It relieves pain quickly.
Helpful: 9
Unhelpful: 3
AZ Mountains
September 29, 2016
From: Camp Verde, AZ
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Topical gel
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Takes Away Pain
Takes away the RA pain in my hand. Works fast. Able to use my hand almost pain free.
Helpful: 6
Unhelpful: 2
Quilter
July 31, 2016
From: Glendale, AZ
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Topical gel
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Works Great!
I was given this for lower back pain. It seems to work as well as taking some thing by mouth. I didn't have any sides effects.
Helpful: 20
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
December 11, 2015
From: Oklahoma City, OK
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Topical gel
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Very good, glad to take it. Life much easier now.
Works well, easy to use, no side effects (so far) less pain and stiffness. I DO wonder why this can be bought OTC in drugstores in Europe and in the USA a prescription is needed. It is also much cheaper there.
Helpful: 116
Unhelpful: 23
Anonymous
February 22, 2014
From: marion, NC
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Topical gel
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree