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User Reviews for Voltaren Gel to treat Pain

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Voltaren Gel Rating Summary

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7.6/10 Average Rating
126 ratings from 140 user reviews

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Reviews for Voltaren Gel

Urie · Taken for less than 1 month June 8, 2020

“I have been in 6 major car crashes, standing still, none my fault, including a Mack truck Aside from numerous surgeries, cages, rods, screws etc from my shoulder, neck & back I have developed severe fibromyalgia (told due 2 multiple trauma) Living in Fl the changes in barometric pressure effect my body. Within 2 days of Voltaren gel a great major of the fibro pain is so improved. No longer feel like I’m walking on black & blues which is what my legs feel like. Cambia (migraines) diclofenac is also a life saving medicine for me. I feel blessed. Thank u”

10 / 10
Sorry I even tried this · Taken for less than 1 month June 6, 2020

“I have chronic intractable pain caused by a car accident 50 years ago. 40 years later: fused/plated/screws/rods/ nuts/bolts from C2-C7. Also L-spine issues, shoulder tears, arthritis, muscle spasms, lots of nerve damage. 30 years ago I learned oral anti-inflammatory medications were not my friends. When Voltaren gel was new I tried it a couple of times but found no relief. I recently decided to try Voltaren gel again. BIG MISTAKE ON MY PART! Following the directions I applied a pea-sized amount in a very small area. 3 days & 6 applications later, my stomach began to burn. It continued up my esophagus to mouth, lips & tongue. It was agony! I caution others with sensitivities or allergies to NSAIDS to think twice before using this medication. It took a full four weeks for the burning to stop. I can't help but be concerned as this medication goes OTC. If I could give a negative number for Voltaren gel, I would. If I could assign the actual number of days used, I would.”

1 / 10
Cougar · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 2, 2020

“After 2 years with lower back pain I tried volteran gel. Best decision I ever made. 6 weeks pain free!!”

10 / 10
PJ · Taken for less than 1 month January 20, 2020

“I have painful tennis elbow. I’ve been prescribed this from both my GP and now my ORTHO. I’m in the ORTHO’s office now to have them go another direction. This stuff does absolutely nothing. Aspercreme with lidocaine works better than this. This pain is horrible. Hopefully there is something else. Maybe for arthritis. I have no idea how I got this. I guess from typing. I’m on a computer all day and just can’t handle this pain.”

1 / 10
Newagebuddha · Taken for less than 1 month January 15, 2020

“For me I find the voltaren gel works if you are truly looking for relief of pain and not just a mind altering drug.”

9 / 10
Catlady December 27, 2019

“I use it for fibromyalgia and arthritis pain. Works very well. The relief usually happens within 10 minutes. I have experienced no side effects. Highly recommend.”

10 / 10
Abby December 8, 2019

“If you live close to the Canadian border. You can get the exact same stuff, over the counter without s prescription for about $11.00 for the exact same stuff you get on the US”

10 / 10
Pixietwin · Taken for less than 1 month October 31, 2019

“Have severe tendinitis of both wrists. Had been using Pennsaid but it is difficult to apply to wrist as it is a liquid-gel. Looked this product up online and asked my orthopedic surgeon for a prescription which he agreed. Comes with a little plastic measurement card to apply the right amount. Since I was applying to both wrists I measured out 1/2 dose because it’s better to use less than more. Supposed to apply twice a day, and I only applied the medicine a total of 5 or 6 times. Woke up this morning and saw both wrists had peeling skin. Went to the manufacturer’s website for Amneal. Apparently this is a side effect called exfoliative dermatitis. It says to discontinue product if you have this or any type of rash. So that was the extent of my use of this product. Disappointed that after five or six applications I’ve had this reaction.”

2 / 10
Pandora · Taken for less than 1 month October 19, 2019

“This gel is a miracle. It took away my throbbing lower back pain in less than 20 minutes. Amazing! I can walk again without excruciating pain!”

10 / 10
The Iron Lady · Taken for 6 months to 1 year September 21, 2019

“I have trigger finger, and a knot in the palm of my hand. It would stop throbbing, like with tendinitis. This product was the only product that brought immediate relief. My pharmacist highly recommends this product. I keep in mind it is a prescription and do not overuse. Thanks Voltaren!”

10 / 10
Shaz · Taken for less than 1 month August 23, 2019

“Used on my very sore bunion and it is so soothing and helped the pain really quickly.”

10 / 10
Momma · Taken for less than 1 month August 21, 2019

“Used voltaren gel for Pain in my feet. 10/10”

10 / 10
Dubhrose · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 18, 2019

“Does not work for any type of nerve pain like sciatica, it does an okay job of relieving tension from strained muscles or mild soreness. The formula absorbs well and doesn't dry sticky.”

7 / 10
KOUR · Taken for 6 months to 1 year July 29, 2019

“Relatively inadequate for pain from peripheral neuropathy”

2 / 10
Bob c · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 8, 2019

“An important warning two people switching from ibuprofen or other medications that cause stomach bleeding. I found out that voltaren gel does this too. Even though it is a topical lotion. It will still give you serious stomach problems. I found this out the hard way after ditching ibuprofen and other pain relievers, and my blood loss came back just as severe once I started the gel. And I had to go on nexium and iron supplements. I just did not assume this would be the case since it is a gel, but if you look it up you will see that in fact it can be just as dangerous. It works really well. No doubt. I was using too much of the extra strength to make up for stopping I'll leave and Advil. I think if you use smaller doses in a concentrated area, it would still be better than though is however. It started with stomach discomfort and diarrhea. A slow process. But none the less I was back where I had been before with a burnt stomach lining from too much ibuprofen.”

7 / 10
Dee June 16, 2019

“I broke my ankles 4 times in 8 years but never had pain until I started to have nerve pain in both feet, pain killers and other medication worked for awhile but then it got real bad and started to spread up my legs, so I tried voltaren (which I had already for back) and once again, my pain was minimal”

Roby · Taken for less than 1 month June 2, 2019

“Pain in knee when mobile no pain at rest Voltarol made pain worse and gave pain at rest as well”

1 / 10
Mitchell · Taken for less than 1 month April 21, 2019

“I have chronic back pain for days, but with Voltaren gel the pain subsided in 15 minutes and I can lay down again. Thanks Voltaren!”

swmell · Taken for less than 1 month March 28, 2019

“In a nutshell all of the discs in my desk are compressed severely causing the nerves to literally be firing off like fire in my shoulders, upper arm, under arm, forearm and hands. Thus causing my muscles to tighten severely which then pull down on my neck causing the discs to compress even more. Doctor prescribed muscle relaxers finally but the muscle in my arm is a tough little cookie. Even after massages. So, tried this cream and OMG within one minute it was not painful any longer. I wish I could give this away for Christmas presents. I'm happy to have been prescribed this medication. It's make my life tolerable.”

10 / 10
Jack February 24, 2019

“Voltaren Gel Forte is a rubbish product. I paid $28 in Australia for it. I was hoping it would reduce my knee pain. Not even 1%.”

SML1950 · Taken for less than 1 month January 21, 2019

“I am in my 60's and woke up with pain (6/10) in my back. I had not experienced such intense pain, except for a kidney stone attack when I was in my 30's. I took two 50mg Tramadol tablets and after an hour, there was no relief. I had my daughter take me to the emergency room, I almost called the ambulance because I could barely move. The doctor determined that it was not a kidney stone, so they sent me home with a prescription for Voltaren. I was a little concerned that they had given me a prescription for a Bengay related cream. However, this gel did the trick. As a many reviews here indicate. I received relief in 10-15 minutes and within the half-hour I was able to walk around with little or no pain. It was just short of miraculous.”

Islandorion · Taken for less than 1 month November 6, 2018

“No effect at all used for elbow, tendon pain. Have used the entire tube over two weeks. No effect at all. Complete waste of $12.”

2 / 10
Zilla · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 27, 2018

“I am perimenopausal, and my premenstrual symptoms have become more acute as a result, in particular, breast swelling. Each month the new extra swelling stretches the skin there so tight it is excruciating. The pain got so bad I went rummaging through my first aid drawer looking for Icy Hot, but I found a tube of Voltaren that I had been prescribed a while ago for a pulled back muscle. I never used it then, but I thought, "What the heck, it does say anti-inflammatory," and applied a little. INSTANT relief. I was shocked at how quickly it worked. Now I use it every month. It was a very lucky accident! I will try it next time I have another muscle pull or other kind of pain.”

9 / 10
Jake · Taken for less than 1 month September 7, 2018

“Hurt my shoulder a while back been using for about 3 weeks now. Zero relieve from the gel. Never will purchase again waste of money”

1 / 10
Rainbowww · Taken for less than 1 month August 8, 2018

“I use Volaren Gel for pain in my bad I can't sleep. I rub on before bed. And wow I can sleep. Only time I use it is at bed cause of side effects”

9 / 10