Voltaren Science - Diclofenac

Acts through cyclo-oxygenase (COX) inhibition, striking inflammation at its source

Learn how diclofenac reduces inflammation by inhibiting prostaglandin biosynthesis through action on the COX enzymes and inhibiting phospholipase A2 activity to reduce the production of inflammatory leukotrienes.1-4

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Diclofenac has effective anti-inflammatory action1

Its effect on the COX enzymes means that, unlike non-NSAID medications such as paracetamol, diclofenac not only provides pain relief but also treats inflammation – a root cause of pain.2-4

Diclofenac reduces inflammation to strike pain at its source

Voltaren Emulgel

Voltaren Emulgel with No-Mess Applicator

Relieves muscle pain and reduces inflammation.7-9

Provides relief from musculoskeletal inflammatory conditions including:2

-  acute soft tissue injuries including sprains, strains and sports injuries

- localised forms of soft tissue rheumatism such as tendinitis and bursitis

The No Mess Applicator enables targeted, effective pain relief straight from the tube to the point of pain, without messy fingers.

Voltaren Osteo Gel 12 Hourly Packshot

Voltaren Osteo Gel 12 Hourly for mild osteoarthritis pain

Provides up to 12 hours of relief from pain and inflammation associated with mild osteoarthritis of the knees and fingers.3

Voltaren Osteo Gel 12 Hourly has an easy-to-open cap that can be opened simply by pushing up with the palm or using a benchtop.

Voltaren tablets

Voltaren Rapid 25 for relief of strong pain

For strong pain where inflammation is present.4

Suitable for a range of painful conditions such as:4

  • Back or joint pain
  • Muscle strains, sprains, tendinitis
  • Dental pain
  • Acute migraine attacks
  • Period pain
Voltaren tablets

Voltaren Rapid 12.5 temporary relief from a range of pain conditions

A tablet format, suitable for a range of painful conditions such as:10

  • Back or joint pain
  • Dental pain
  • Headache
  • Period pain
Voltaren Liquid Capsules

Voltaren Rapid 12.5 temporary relief from a range of pain conditions

A liquid capsule format, suitable for a range of painful conditions such as:11

  • Back or joint pain
  • Dental pain
  • Headache
  • Period pain

Diclofenac – an effective anti-inflammatory ingredient1

Diclofenac-containing products

Diclofenac-containing products

Learn more about Voltaren products that contain this anti-inflammatory ingredient.1

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Topical vs systemic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Topical vs systemic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): a guide to clinical practice

Watch Dr Martin Johnson, GP, review the mechanism of action of NSAIDs and compare the benefits and potential drawbacks of topical versus systemic formulations.

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Educational resources

Educational resources

Access detailed clinical information about diclofenac.

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