Gets you moving sooner*

Voltaren Rapid 12.5 tablets

Voltaren Rapid 12.5 tablets get you moving sooner and comes in a convenient format for those on the go. The small tablet size makes it easy to swallow.

 

Voltaren Rapid 12.5 tablets are available in packs of 10 or 20.

 

*compared with placebo

 

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Questions & Answers

  • What is an analgesic?

    Analgesic is the medical term for a pain-killer, a medicine that can provide relief from pain. Some analgesics stop pain by desensitizing local nerve endings (for example, in the painful joint); others work ‘centrally’ in the parts of the brain where pain is perceived.

  • What is diclofenac?

    Diclofenac is an analgesic, a medicine that relieves pain. Diclofenac belongs to a group of analgesics called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Diclofenac has been used for over 30 years in Australia.

    Diclofenac is the active ingredient in all Voltaren products, which are available in oral (tablet and liquid capsule) and topical forms (applied to the skin).

  • What is an NSAID?

    NSAID is an abbreviation for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. NSAIDs are a group of analgesics that are widely used to relieve pain and inflammation, and include diclofenac, ibuprofen and aspirin.

    NSAIDs reduce the production of prostaglandins, which cause pain and inflammation.

  • Do I need to take Voltaren Rapid 12.5 tablets with food?

    Voltaren Rapid 12.5 tablets will work more quickly if you take them at least half an hour before meals or two hours after meals. But, if they upset your stomach, you can take them with food.

    Swallow the tablets with a full glass of water.

  • How long should I take Voltaren Rapid 12.5 tablets?

    Voltaren Rapid 12. 5 tablets are for temporary pain relief. As with any analgesic, you should use them at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible duration.

    Voltaren Rapid 12.5 tablets should be used for only a few days, or according to your doctor’s or pharmacist’s advice. Before you start taking any Voltaren product, carefully read the product information leaflet included in the pack for instructions on how to use.

  • Can I use Voltaren Rapid 12.5 tablets together with other medicines?

    As with all medicines, caution is advised when taking different medications at the same time. If you are taking any other medication, including those that do not require a prescription, always ask your pharmacist or doctor about any possible interactions. In addition, before you start taking any Voltaren product, carefully read the product information leaflet included in the pack for instructions on how to use.

  • When should I not use Voltaren Rapid 12.5 tablets?

    You should not use Voltaren Rapid 12.5 tablets if:

    • you are allergic to diclofenac or any of the other ingredients
    • you have a stomach or intestinal ulcer, bleeding from the stomach or you have noticed blood in your stools
    • you have impaired kidney or liver function or heart problems
    • you are in the last 3 months of pregnancy

     

    If you have any other health conditions or you are taking any other medications, including those that do not require a prescription, always ask your pharmacist or doctor if Voltaren Rapid 12.5 tablets is suitable for you. In addition, before you start taking any Voltaren product, carefully read the product information leaflet included in the pack for instructions on how to use.

  • Is a prescription required for Voltaren Rapid 12.5 tablets?

    No, you do not require a prescription for Voltaren Rapid 12.5 tablets.

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About Pain

Pain is an unpleasant sensation that has a vital protective function. It acts as an early warning signal to alert you that something is not right with your body.

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Pains & Pain management

Find out how you can manage your specific type of pain.

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What is Diclofenac?

Diclofenac is a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Other common NSAIDs are ibuprofen or naproxen. Diclofenac is one of the most widely used pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory medicines in the world. It works by relieving pain, and reducing swelling and inflammation.

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