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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.[1] 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.[1]

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Voltaren Arthritis Pain gel was first licensed in 2007 for joint pain in osteoarthritis, especially pain in the hands, knees and feet.[1]

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More commonly reported ones are:

More commonly reported ones in children are:

Less commonly reported ones are:

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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.