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Brand name: Voltaren

Voltaren tablets are a brand of tablets containing the active ingredient diclofenac. You can buy them over the counter at a pharmacy.

Voltaren belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs. Voltaren is used to reduce pain, swelling and redness in conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. However, Voltaren does not cure these conditions.

Voltaren tablets are swallowed whole with a full glass of water.

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Active ingredient in this medicine: diclofenac

Over 65 years of age?

If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Voltaren 50 mg enteric tablet, 10

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Inflammatory and degenerative forms of rheumatism: rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Relief of acute or chronic pain states in which there is an inflammatory component. Symptomatic treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance light brown, round, slightly convex, coated tablets. Debossed with GT on one side and CG on reverse side

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Dosage Form Tablet, enteric coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
10 tablets (PVC/PE/PVDC/AL or PVC/Al): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
50 tablets (PVC/PE/PVDC/Al or PVC/Al): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There are 2 types of pack available. You'll need to identify which type of pack you have in order to use this information.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Moisture
Life time 2 Years
Pack type 2
Pack type 2
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Moisture
Life time 2 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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