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What is Voltaren (diclofenac)?

Voltaren (diclofenac) is a prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to relieve mild or moderate pain and inflammation. Voltaren is available as a topical gel and opthalmic solution. The main ingredient, diclofenac, is available in tablet form as a generic drug as well as other brand names.

The gel form is used to reduce arthritis pain in the knees and hands. The opthalmic solution is used before and after eye cataract surgery to reduce inflammation and pain. It is also used prior to corneal refractive surgery to help relieve pain and photophobia.

Voltaren works by reducing inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain.

It will not cure any of these conditions, and it only works as long it is taken.

The main ingredient in Voltaren, diclofenac, is also marketed as Cataflam and Zipsor. These along with a generic version come in tablet form.

The drug is available in liquid solutions, capsules, liquid-filled capsules, tablets, enteric-coated tablets, extended-release tablets, and a topical cream.

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