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Brand name: Voltaren Osteo

Voltaren Osteo is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) diclofenac. On this page you will find out more about Voltaren Osteo, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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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.

Information for medicine and pack size:
Voltaren Osteo 1% gel, 150 g

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

Short term (up to 2 weeks) local symtomatic treatment of the following musculoskeletal inflammatory conditions: a) Acute soft tissue injuries, including sprains, tendinitis and sports injury. b) Localised forms of soft tissue rheumatism e.g. tendinitis (eg tennis elbow) and bursitis. ,Short term (up to 3 weeks) relief of pain in non-serious arthritis (ie mild and localised forms of osteoarthritis) of the knees and fingers

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White, homogeneous cream.
Dosage Form Gel
Route of administration Topical
Medicine schedule
1 x 100 g + 1 x 20 g: Not Scheduled after consideration by Committee
1 x 100 g + 1 x 50 g: Not Scheduled after consideration by Committee
1 x 120 g + 1 x 20 g: Not Scheduled after consideration by Committee
1 x 120 g + 1 x 50 g: Not Scheduled after consideration by Committee
1 x 180 g + 1 x 20 g: Not Scheduled after consideration by Committee
120 g: Not Scheduled after consideration by Committee
30 g: Not Scheduled after consideration by Committee
60 g: Not Scheduled after consideration by Committee
1 x 100g: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
1 x 100g + 1x 120g: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
1 x 10g: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
1 x 20g: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
1 x 50g: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
150 g: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
180 g: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
2 x 100g: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
2 x 120g: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
300g: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
75 g: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Tube
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 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.

Go to PBS site

Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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