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User Reviews for Voltaren Gel

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Condition Avg. Ratings Reviews Compare
Osteoarthritis
7.6
   
69 reviews 351 medications
Pain
7.6
   
125 reviews 1111 medications
Summary of Voltaren Gel reviews 7.6 194 reviews

Reviews for Voltaren Gel

For Pain "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"

Dee June 16, 2019

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For Osteoarthritis "I love this! Worked very well the first time I used it! Recommend it!"

   
10

Pain relief (taken for less than 1 month) June 2, 2019

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

   
1.0

Roby (taken for less than 1 month) June 2, 2019

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For Osteoarthritis "I use voltaren for a painful knee. After applying it daily by hand, I began to notice an amazing improvement in my arthritic hands, the fingers of which were mis-shapen. They began to straighten! Thank you for my almost perfect 80 year old hands!"

   
10

Jenny Wren April 25, 2019

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For Osteoarthritis "I used Voltaren gel 1 time on day one for my osteoarthritis in my knee! Felt great! Maybe because it felt so good that over did it a little got a little sore! Next day used it again felt great so good I skipped the next day! Used it the next day & altho my arthritis didn’t hurt other parts of my leg did! Skipped another day! Today I put it on & my legs hurt so bad felt like I could feel myself getting shin splints! Have never been more stiff or felt like my legs were gonna fall off! I will never use it again!"

   
5.0

Hotchik (taken for less than 1 month) April 23, 2019

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For Pain "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!"

Mitchell (taken for less than 1 month) April 21, 2019

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For Osteoarthritis "Used for hand osteoarthritis pain and it did absolutely nothing. Also tried using for my neck and back pain and it provides ZERO relief. Mineral ice, Ben Gay and ice packs work much better."

   
1.0

Useless April 6, 2019

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For Pain "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

swmell (taken for less than 1 month) March 28, 2019

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For Pain "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%."

Jack February 24, 2019

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For Pain "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."

SML1950 (taken for less than 1 month) January 21, 2019

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For Osteoarthritis "I have been using this for 4 years and it works great for me."

   
10

Cherie (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 5, 2019

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For Osteoarthritis "It works excellent on my Osteoarthritis!!"

   
10

Cherie (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 5, 2019

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For Pain "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."

   
2.0

Islandorion (taken for less than 1 month) November 6, 2018

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For Osteoarthritis "Was not useful for Osteoarthritis or Pain."

   
1.0

SK (taken for less than 1 month) September 27, 2018

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For Pain "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."

   
9.0

Zilla (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 27, 2018

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For Pain "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"

   
1.0

Jake (taken for less than 1 month) September 7, 2018

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For Pain "I use Volaren Gel for pain in my arm..so 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"

   
9.0

Rainbowww (taken for less than 1 month) August 8, 2018

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For Osteoarthritis "It made my pain worse:("

   
1.0

Nanc July 31, 2018

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For Pain "Have a torn ligament in my knee and arthritis under knee cap. Have used a whole tube my knee still hurts so bad at times can barely walk. So voltaren is wothhless, just a way of not giving real pain medicine."

   
3.0

Mitchell (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 26, 2018

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For Pain "I have used the gel for a couple months and it helps so good with the pain in my legs and feet. Its really good for any pain and can feel the relief in about 5 to 10 minutes. It takes a little longer for wide areas of pain."

   
8.0

Little bit (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 15, 2018

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For Pain "I have a problem with osteoarthritis in my hip. Doctor prescription: 8 tylenol 500 mg a day, meloxicam 15 mg, and 30 mg of duloxetine. I have been in pain for 3 months now. So I started using Voltaren gel, 2 times a day. After a week, I could not sleep, I had fire in my right legs and I had to use 2 canes to walk. 3 drugstores told me to stop Voltaren. Now my leg is as before but osteoarthritis is still the same. I am diabetic, glubicyride, metformin, insulin, and losartan. I think there are interference."

Luka June 11, 2018

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For Osteoarthritis "I got this from the VA for my big toe arthritis, it works extremely well and last a long time between applications."

   
10

Dreric May 24, 2018

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For Osteoarthritis "Took diclofenac sodium 75 for an athletic knee injury. Worked fantastic. Became familiar with the gel through my pharmacy studies and tried it on the occasional flare up. It's wonderful, feels great and soothing. While it does go systemic after initial absorption, I enjoy that it can be directed mainly at the specific area that needs help. Try it."

   
10

dimpsie (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 20, 2018

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For Pain "I've had sacroiliac pain of and on for many years. While it can't completely wipe out my pain, voltaren gel definitely makes it much more bearable. It lasts a long time as well. Not just as far as treating the pain but also as far as the time it's start to work is concerned. Its a really good value. One thing I'd advise, however, is that you never leave it in a location where your partner can mistake it for a personal lubricant in the dark. Because there's some areas where this stuff will actually burn you. Keep it in the medicine cabinet."

   
7.0

ArmyKate May 11, 2018

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For Osteoarthritis "I have arthritis in the knees that is painful at night and need to apply a medication often. I was hoping that the 12 hourly osteo gel would last thru the night. It only lasts as long as the others about 2 hours but is 3x the price."

   
1.0

Harry (taken for less than 1 month) May 9, 2018

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