|US Brand Name||Voltaren Gel|
|Generic Name||Diclofenac Gel BP|
GEL 1% 21gm
VOVAREN GEL is a
pain reliever formulation that is prescribed in the condition of severe joint
pain. This medicine is usually given to patients suffering from acute joint
pain in elbows, arms or legs.
How it works?
immediately acts on the area where pain occurs by cutting down on the
production of pain-causing hormones in the body. With regular application the
number of inflammation and pain-triggering hormones comes down providing the
patient with some relief.
Important information about Medicine
Diclofenac Gel is an
anti-inflammatory and non-steroidal drug administered in the condition of pain
and swelling. It needs to be rubbed gently on the affected area and within some
time the patient would sense relief from acute pain.
Usually the VOVAREN
GEL needs to be applied twice or thrice daily on the affected area but the
doctor would decide on the dosage considering the severity of pain, swelling
and overall condition of the patient.
VOVAREN GEL is
present in single strength of 21gm
What if you miss a dose?
It is always nice to
follow doctor’s instructions and apply the gel at same time daily. In case you
forget to apply the gel use it immediately.
What if you overdose?
Multiple doses are
not going to bring in any much relief, ensure that you do not alter the dosage
as it might cause harm to the skin of the affected area and even lead to
dizziness and rashes.
Things to be taken care of
VOVAREN GEL is a
pregnancy category D drug and thus should not be used by pregnant and
breastfeeding females. Long term is not advisable unless instructed by the
doctor. Patients with heart, kidney and liver related disorders should notify
the doctor before using this medicine. VOVAREN GEL is a prescription only drug
and should not be used without consulting the doctor. Complete hygiene needs to
be maintained while administering the medicine; the affected area should be
cleaned before the gel is applied.
Although no major
side effects have been reported so far, the minor to moderate ones that could
bother some and not all the patients include:
• Concentration problems
• Shortness of breath
• High blood pressure
• Clay stools
• Less urination
Do not take any of these symptoms lightly and get complete medical assistance.
Interaction with other drugs
Do not use any topical creams and ointments on the area where VOVAREN GEL has been applied. Avoid using cosmetics, insect repellants and other cream or gel as this might interfere with the drug. In case you are taking any medicine or any herbal supplement or even a multivitamin inform your doctor about the same.