Voltaren is a type of Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is mainly used for localised pain relief and reducing inflammation, and is very effective on affected areas like muscles and bone, which may be caused by sports-related injuries or accidents.
If taking Voltaren orally, it is recommended to take with food to relieve stomach discomfort. It can also be used with a short duration of acid reducing medicines (e.g. Omeprazole, Pantoprazole), or a stomach acid reducing antihistamine (e.g. Famotidine) to prevent this side effect.
For Voltaren 24 Hour Patch
Apply 1 patch / day to the skin in the painful area.
For Voltaren Emulgel
Apply 3-4 times daily to the skin in the painful area and rub-in gently.
For Voltaren Tablets
Delayed-release tablets [enteric-coated]: 100-150 mg/day in 2-4 divided doses.
Sustained-release tablets: 100-150 mg/day taken once daily
For Voltaren Suppositories
75-150 mg daily in 2-3 divided doses.
Common dosing schedule:
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Voltaren may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
Voltaren skin patches/gels are pharmacy only medicines and can be purchased without a prescription in a registered pharmacy under the supervision of a pharmacist. They can be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
Voltaren tablets, suppositories, and injection are prescription only medicine, and require a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk/
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Voltaren in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.