Voltaren—Arthritis Hand Pain Relief Efficacy

OA Hand Pain Relief

Clinically Proven to Deliver Significant Pain Relief in OA of the Hand

Hand OA efficacy

Voltaren® Arthritis Pain gel OTC was superior to placebo in most primary and secondary endpoints by Week 1.1

This clinical trial observed how Voltaren® Arthritis Pain gel OTC compared to placebo in several key pain and function indices for 385 patients with OA over 8 weeks.

Primary efficacy outcomes were the 4- and 6-week measurements of 3 co-primary efficacy indices.

  • Patients receiving Voltaren® Arthritis Pain gel OTC reported significant reductions in OA pain intensity and total AUSCAN score at Week 4 vs placebo1
  • At Week 6, patients receiving Voltaren® Arthritis Pain gel OTC showed a significant reduction in all 3 efficacy measures—OA pain intensity, global rating of disease, and total AUSCAN score1
  • Patient population included overweight and obese individuals1
  • An 8-week, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial of diclofenac sodium gel 1% in 385 adults aged ≥40 years with primary osteoarthritis of the hand. Following the initial visit, patients returned for follow-up assessments at Weeks 1, 2, 4, 6, and 8.1

  • AUSCAN is a self-reported assessment of hand pain, stiffness, and function that is used to appraise an overall condition rather than relying on any one particular symptom. Total AUSCAN score was calculated as the average of scores on 15 questions rating pain, stiffness, or function—standardized to range from 0 (no pain/stiffness/difficulty) to 100 (extreme pain/stiffness/difficulty).

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What about adverse events and other risks?

Voltaren® Arthritis Pain gel OTC has an established safety profile that includes NSAID class warnings.

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Voltaren® Arthritis Pain gel OTC has a unique formulation.

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Drug Facts

Voltaren® Arthritis Pain gel OTC Drug Facts

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How does Voltaren® Arthritis Pain gel OTC relieve pain?

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