What is Voltaren Topical?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Diclofenac

Voltaren Topical is a brand of diclofenac, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) taken to reduce inflammation and pain in conditions such as in arthritis or acute injury. Preparations available as diclofenac sodium, diclofenac potassium, diclofenac epolamine.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 11 5
Migraine 3 2
Arthritis pain 2 3
Fibromyalgia 2 2
Ankylosing spondylitis 1 1
Gout 1 2

Show all 11 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Voltaren Topical

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Voltaren Topical

Dosage Patients
1% as needed 3
1 % twice daily 1
0 1% as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Voltaren Topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 1
Other 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Voltaren Topical

Duration

Currently taking Voltaren Topical

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 4
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Voltaren Topical

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 1
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 4
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 3
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Voltaren Topical

Dec 31, 2012 (Started Mar 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for arthritis pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for gout)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Feb 23, 2011 (Started Mar 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for arthritis pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 g Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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