Voltaren Emulgel

Voltaren Emulgel penetrates deep into your skin with a dual benefit that relieves pain and reduces inflammation. So you can get back on your feet again with a smile.

Do you have pain, tenderness or swelling associated with inflammation or injury? Rub Voltaren Emulgel on your point of pain for targeted pain relief. That way you can help get back to being to your smiling, joyful self.

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Learn How Voltaren Emulgel Can Help You Relieve Pain

Don’t let aches and pains stop you from enjoying life to the fullest. Find out how Voltaren Emulgel targets a frequent cause of pain, inflammation, to help get you moving freely again. It has a triple benefit that relieves pain, reduces inflammation, and gets you moving sooner compared with placebo. That’s all clinically proven!

Voltaren Emulgel has been available without prescription for years and is a household item in many home medicine cabinets, first-aid kits and gym bags. What makes this gel effective is that it not only relieves pain, but it also reduces inflammation targeted to where you apply it! All geared to help getting you moving again.

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Voltaren Emulgel product information

Voltaren Emulgel is a medicated product containing a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID, in the form of an emulsion gel. The active ingredient (diclofenac) penetrates the skin to provide relief for pain and inflammation.

It works differently from heat or cooling rubs, which contain ingredients that stimulate nerves in the skin to provide a sensation of heating or cooling. Voltaren Emulgel instead allows an anti-inflammatory (diclofenac) to penetrate the skin deep down in order to relieve pain and reduce inflammation where you need it.

Are you ready for more? Voltaren Emulgel is non-greasy and doesn’t have a strong odour. This way, you can relieve your pain without much hassle. No one needs to see, or smell, how you are managing your pain, letting you be in the moment with whatever activity it is you love doing.

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What is Emulgel anyway?

Emulgel is a technology developed for the Voltaren Emulgel formulations. It is an emulsion that is able to penetrate deep into the skin to bring the active ingredient to the point of pain. In addition, Emulgel technology uses a unique combination of a gel and cream that provides a cooling and soothing effect when applied to the skin.

Voltaren Emulgel is available in smaller sizes (20 g, 50 g tubes) if you need to carry it around, or larger sizes (100 g, 150 g and 180 g tubes) in case you have re-occurring pains or strains. If you would rather apply Voltaren Emulgel directly from the tube, without using your hands to apply it to your skin, use our Voltaren Emulgel with No Mess Applicator.

How does Voltaren Emulgel work

Unlike products such as heat patches and cooling gels that work by only cooling or heating the skin, Voltaren Emulgel contains a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) called diclofenac which targets pain at its source.

Emulgel technology helps the gel to penetrate deeply into the skin to enhance delivery of diclofenac to the point of pain. Applying the gel as directed in the Patient Information Leaflet lets the active ingredient, diclofenac, penetrate the skin and accumulate in reservoirs that then target the source of inflammation and pain over time. Diclofenac works by blocking the body’s production of some of the chemicals that cause you to feel pain, when you are experiencing tenderness and swelling.

What is Voltaren Emulgel used for

Voltaren Emulgel brings targeted and localised relief from pain, swelling, and inflammation in muscles, for example the ones in the back or the neck. It relieves pain to help you get moving again.

Voltaren Emulgel can be used for the relief of body pain, inflammation and swelling in:

  • Soft-tissue injuries: trauma of the tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints, due to sprains, strains, bruises and backache (e.g. in sports injuries);
  • Localised forms of soft tissue rheumatism including tendonitis and bursitis.

Carefully read all information provided with the product before use.


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How to use Voltaren Emulgel

Rub gently into the affected area 3 or 4 times daily. Do not use for more than 2 weeks except on medical advice.

Voltaren Emulgel contains 11.6mg/g of active ingredient diclofenac diethylamine, which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID).

Do not use Voltaren Emulgel:

  • On children under 12 years
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • If you are allergic to diclofenac, aspirin, any other anti-inflammatory medicines or pain relievers
  • If tube seal is broken or missing
  • Until you read the enclosed leaflet carefully

Stop use and see your doctor immediately if:
You experience an allergic reaction.

While using this product:

  • Unless a doctor or pharmacist has told you to, do not use this product with other medicines that you are taking regularly.
  • For external use only
  • Avoid contact with eyes.

Contains isopropyl alcohol as a preservative.
Contains benzoates.

Health, wellness & your pain

Pain is rarely just physical nor is it always solved by taking medicine alone. Voltaren is your ally in helping you take more control of your pain journey, from the way to sleep, to what you eat, mental wellbeing and complementary pain relief therapies.