Diclofenac (sold under a number of trade names) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) taken or applied to reduce inflammation and as an analgesic reducing pain in certain conditions. It is supplied as or contained in medications under a variety of trade names.
Diclofenac reduces substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation. In the United States, the FDA re-classified Voltaren Arthritis Pain (which contains diclofenac) from prescription use to an over the counter drug in 2020.
Uses[edit | edit source]
Voltaren Arthritis Pain gel was first licensed in 2007 for joint pain in osteoarthritis, especially pain in the hands, knees and feet.
Side Effects[edit | edit source]
More commonly reported ones are:
More commonly reported ones in children are:
Less commonly reported ones are:
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Learn more[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Office of the Commissioner (February 20, 2020). "FDA Approves Three Drugs for Nonprescription Use Through Rx-to-OTC Switch Process". FDA. Retrieved February 27, 2020.
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