Rapid & Long-lasting relief* for strong pain
Voltaren Rapid 25 Tablets
Provides temporary relief of acute pain where inflammation is present. Gets to work fast.*
Voltaren Rapid 25 tablets are available in packs of 10, 20 or 30.
*when taken as an initial dose of 2 x 25 mg tablets
Questions & Answers
Analgesic is the medical term for a pain-killer, a drug 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.
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).
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.
Voltaren Rapid 25 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. To help the tablets reach your stomach quickly, do not lie down for about 15 to 30 minutes after taking the tablets.
Voltaren Rapid 25 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 25 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.
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.
You should not use Voltaren Rapid 25 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 25 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.
No, you do not require a prescription for Voltaren Rapid 25. Your pharmacist’s advice is required to determine if Voltaren Rapid 25 is suitable for you.
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.read more