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Voltarol® 1.16% Emulgel®/
Voltaren® 1.16% Emulgel®
Diclofenac diethylammonium
Patient Information Leaflet
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it
contains important information for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you.
Do not pass it on to others. It may harm
them, even if their symptoms are the same
as yours.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if
you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Your medicine is called Voltarol 1.16%
Emulgel/Voltaren 1.16% Emulgel but will be
referred to as Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren
Emulgel throughout this leaflet.
In this leaflet
1. What Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren Emulgel is
and what it is used for
2. Before you use Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren
Emulgel
3. How to use Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren
Emulgel
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren
Emulgel
6. Further information
1. What Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren Emulgel is
and what it is used for
Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren Emulgel contains
the active substance diclofenac which
belongs to a group of medicines called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It
is specially formulated for rubbing into the
skin and used to relieve pain and reduce
inflammation and swelling in painful
conditions affecting the joints and muscles.
Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren Emulgel can be
used to treat:
• muscle and joint injuries (e.g. sprains,
strains, bruises, backache, sports injuries)
• tendonitis (e.g. tennis elbow)
• osteoarthritis.
2. Before you use Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren
Emulgel
DO NOT use Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren
Emulgel if you:
• are in the last 3 months of your pregnancy
(see also pregnancy and lactation section)
• have an allergy (hypersensitivity) to any of the
ingredients in the product (see Section 6 ‘What
Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren Emulgel contains’).
• have ever had an allergic reaction to diclofenac
or other medicines used to treat pain, fever or
inflammation, such as aspirin (acetylsalicylic
acid) or ibuprofen. Symptoms of an allergic
reaction to these medicines may include:
asthma, wheezing or shortness of breath; skin
rash or hives; swelling of the face or tongue;
runny nose.
This medicine is not recommended for use
in children under 14 years of age.

Take special care with Voltarol
Emulgel/Voltaren Emulgel
• Do not apply the gel to skin that has (i) a rash
or eczema (ii) cuts or open wounds. Stop the
treatment if a skin rash develops after
applying the product.
• Avoid applying on large areas of skin and
over a prolonged period of time, unless under
medical advice.
• Be careful when sunbathing or using sun
lamps as your skin may be more sensitive to
sunlight.
• If you have a stomach or duodenal ulcer (or a
history of), tell your doctor or pharmacist
before using the gel.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking, or have recently taken, any other
medicines, including those obtained without a
prescription.
Do not use Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren Emulgel if
you are already taking diclofenac tablets or
other NSAID pain/inflammation tablets (e.g.
aspirin or ibuprofen).
Pregnancy and Breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you
may be pregnant or are planning to have a
baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice
before taking this medicine.
Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren Emulgel must not be
used during the last 3 months of pregnancy, as
it could harm your unborn child or cause
problems at delivery. Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren
Emulgel should only be used under medical
advice during the first 6 months of pregnancy
and the dose should be kept as low and
duration of treatment as short as possible.
Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren Emulgel should only
be used under medical advice during breastfeeding as diclofenac passes into breast milk in
small amounts.
However, Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren Emulgel
should not be applied on the breasts of nursing
mothers nor elsewhere on large areas of skin or
for a prolonged period of time.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist for further
information if you are pregnant or
breastfeeding.
Driving and using machines
Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren Emulgel, when used
as directed, is not expected to have any effect
on your ability to drive or use machines.
Important information about some of the
ingredients of Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren
Emulgel
The gel formulation contains propylene glycol,
which may cause mild localised skin irritation in
some people.
3. How to use Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren
Emulgel
• Always use Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren
Emulgel exactly as your doctor has told you.
• The gel is for external use only. Do not use it
in your mouth. Inform your doctor
immediately in case of accidental swallowing.
• Do not put Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren Emulgel
in your eyes. If this happens, rinse your eyes
well with clean water. See your doctor or
pharmacist if any discomfort persists.

Adults
1. Take the tube out of the carton. Before first
use, pierce the sealing membrane of the tube
with the spiked top of the cap. Do not use if
seal is broken.
2. Gently squeeze out a small amount of gel
from the tube and apply to the painful or
swollen area 3 to 4 times a day, slowly
rubbing into the skin.
The amount needed will vary depending on
the size of the painful or swollen area; an
amount ranging in size from a 1 penny to a 2
pence piece will usually be sufficient. You
may notice a slight cooling effect when you
rub the gel in.
3. Do not rub the gel into cuts, open wounds or
any other area where the skin is abnormal.
After rubbing the gel into the skin, do not
cover with bandages or sticking plaster.
4. Be careful not to get the gel in your eyes. If
this happens, rinse your eyes with clean
water and tell your doctor.
5. Wash your hands after rubbing in Voltarol
Emulgel/Voltaren Emulgel, unless your hands
are the site being treated. Replace the cap.
6. Allow at least four hours between
applications of the gel. Do not apply more
than 4 times in any 24 hour period.
This medicine is not recommended for use
in children under 14 years of age.
Do not use Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren Emulgel
for more than:
• 2 weeks for muscle and joints injuries (e.g.
sprains, strains, bruises) or tendonitis.
• If you are using the gel for arthritis, your
doctor may wish to review your treatment
regularly.
If symptoms do not improve within this time, or
they get worse, consult your doctor. In children
aged 14 years and over, if this product is
required for more than 7 days for pain relief or if
the symptoms worsen the patient/parents of the
adolescent is/are advised to consult a doctor.
If you use more Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren
Emulgel than you should
If you or a child accidentally swallows Voltarol
Emulgel/ Voltaren Emulgel, contact your doctor
or accident and emergency department
immediately.
If you forget to use Voltarol
Emulgel/Voltaren Emulgel
If you miss your application of Voltarol
Emulgel/Voltaren Emulgel at the correct time,
apply it as soon as you remember then carry on
as normal. Do not apply a double quantity to
make up for a forgotten application.
If you have any further questions on the use of
this product, ask your pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren
Emulgel can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
Some rare and very rare side effects might
be serious
If you experience any of the following signs of
allergy, STOP using Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren
Emulgel and tell a doctor or pharmacist
immediately:
Skin rash with blisters; hives (may affect
between 1 and 10 in every 10,000 people).
Wheezing, shortness of breath or feeling of
tightness in the chest (asthma) (may affect less
than 1 in every 10,000 people).

Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat (may
affect less than 1 in every 10,000 people).
Other side effects which may occur are usually
mild, passing and harmless (if you are
concerned, tell a doctor or pharmacist).
Common side effects (may affect between 1
and 10 in every 100 people)
Skin rash, itching, reddening or smarting of the
skin
Very rare side effects (may affect less than 1
in every 10,000 people)
The skin may be more sensitive to the sun.
Possible signs are sunburn with itching,
swelling and blistering.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in the package leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via the
Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. How to store Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren
Emulgel
Do not store above 25°C. Protect from heat.
The expiry date for this medicine is given on
the carton. Do not use after this date.
Keep your medicine out of the sight and
reach of children
Return any unused medicine to your
pharmacist. If your medicine becomes
discoloured or shows any sign of
deterioration, consult your pharmacist for
advice.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.
6. Further information
What Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren Emulgel
contains
Voltarol Emulgel/Voltaren Emulgel is a white
emulsion in an aqueous gel. It is available as
a sealed aluminium collapsible tube in a
cardboard carton containing one 100g tube.
Each 100g contains 1.160g
diethylammonium (corresponding to 1g
diclofenac sodium).
The gel also contains the following inactive
ingredients: diethylamine, carbomer,
macrogol cetostearyl ether, cocoyl
caprylocaprate, isopropyl alcohol, liquid
paraffin, propylene glycol, water, perfume
creme.
Who makes your medicine?
Manufactured by Novartis Consumer Health
GmbH Zielstattstrasse 40, 81379, Munich,
Germany.
Procured from within the EU by the Product
Licence Holder: Ecosse Pharmaceuticals
Limited, 3 Young Place, East Kilbride,
G75 0TD.
Re-packaged by Munro Wholesale Medical
Supplies Limited, 3 Young Place, East Kilbride,
G75 0TD.
PL 19065/0146
POM
This leaflet was revised 05/07/2016
E0146/6-Joint
® is a registered trade mark of Novartis AG

Voltarol® 1.16% Emulgel®
Diclofenac diethylammonium
Patient Information Leaflet
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it
contains important information for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you.
Do not pass it on to others. It may harm
them, even if their symptoms are the same
as yours.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if
you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Your medicine is called Voltarol 1.16% Emulgel
but will be referred to as Voltarol Emulgel
throughout this leaflet.
In this leaflet
1. What Voltarol Emulgel is and what it is used
for
2. Before you use Voltarol Emulgel
3. How to use Voltarol Emulgel
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Voltarol Emulgel
6. Further information
1. What Voltarol Emulgel is and what it is
used for
Voltarol Emulgel contains the active
substance diclofenac which belongs to a
group of medicines called non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is specially
formulated for rubbing into the skin and used
to relieve pain and reduce inflammation and
swelling in painful conditions affecting the
joints and muscles. Voltarol Emulgel can be
used to treat:
• muscle and joint injuries (e.g. sprains,
strains, bruises, backache, sports injuries)
• tendonitis (e.g. tennis elbow)
• osteoarthritis.
2. Before you use Voltarol Emulgel
DO NOT use Voltarol Emulgel if you:
• are in the last 3 months of your pregnancy
(see also pregnancy and lactation section)
• have an allergy (hypersensitivity) to any of the
ingredients in the product (see Section 6 ‘What
Voltarol Emulgel contains’).
• have ever had an allergic reaction to diclofenac
or other medicines used to treat pain, fever or
inflammation, such as aspirin (acetylsalicylic
acid) or ibuprofen. Symptoms of an allergic
reaction to these medicines may include:
asthma, wheezing or shortness of breath; skin
rash or hives; swelling of the face or tongue;
runny nose.
This medicine is not recommended for use
in children under 14 years of age.
Take special care with Voltarol Emulgel
• Do not apply the gel to skin that has (i) a rash
or eczema (ii) cuts or open wounds. Stop the
treatment if a skin rash develops after
applying the product.
• Avoid applying on large areas of skin and
over a prolonged period of time, unless under
medical advice.
• Be careful when sunbathing or using sun
lamps as your skin may be more sensitive to
sunlight.

• If you have a stomach or duodenal ulcer (or a
history of), tell your doctor or pharmacist
before using the gel.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking, or have recently taken, any other
medicines, including those obtained without a
prescription.
Do not use Voltarol Emulgel if you are already
taking diclofenac tablets or other NSAID
pain/inflammation tablets (e.g. aspirin or
ibuprofen).
Pregnancy and Breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you
may be pregnant or are planning to have a
baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice
before taking this medicine.
Voltarol Emulgel must not be used during the
last 3 months of pregnancy, as it could harm
your unborn child or cause problems at
delivery. Voltarol Emulgel should only be used
under medical advice during the first 6 months
of pregnancy and the dose should be kept as
low and duration of treatment as short as
possible.
Voltarol Emulgel should only be used under
medical advice during breast-feeding as
diclofenac passes into breast milk in small
amounts. However, Voltarol Emulgel should not
be applied on the breasts of nursing mothers
nor elsewhere on large areas of skin or for a
prolonged period of time.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist for further
information if you are pregnant or
breastfeeding.
Driving and using machines
Voltarol Emulgel, when used as directed, is not
expected to have any effect on your ability to
drive or use machines.
Important information about some of the
ingredients of Voltarol Emulgel
The gel formulation contains propylene glycol,
which may cause mild localised skin irritation in
some people.
3. How to use Voltarol Emulgel
• Always use Voltarol Emulgel exactly as your
doctor has told you.
• The gel is for external use only. Do not use it
in your mouth. Inform your doctor
immediately in case of accidental swallowing.
• Do not put Voltarol Emulgel in your eyes. If
this happens, rinse your eyes well with clean
water. See your doctor or pharmacist if any
discomfort persists.
Adults
1. Take the tube out of the carton. Before first
use, pierce the sealing membrane of the tube
with the spiked top of the cap. Do not use if
seal is broken.
2. Gently squeeze out a small amount of gel
from the tube and apply to the painful or
swollen area 3 to 4 times a day, slowly
rubbing into the skin.
The amount needed will vary depending on
the size of the painful or swollen area; an
amount ranging in size from a 1 penny to a 2
pence piece will usually be sufficient. You
may notice a slight cooling effect when you
rub the gel in.

3. Do not rub the gel into cuts, open wounds or
any other area where the skin is abnormal.
After rubbing the gel into the skin, do not
cover with bandages or sticking plaster.
4. Be careful not to get the gel in your eyes. If
this happens, rinse your eyes with clean
water and tell your doctor.
5. Wash your hands after rubbing in Voltarol
Emulgel, unless your hands are the site
being treated. Replace the cap.
6. Allow at least four hours between
applications of the gel. Do not apply more
than 4 times in any 24 hour period.
This medicine is not recommended for use
in children under 14 years of age.
Do not use Voltarol Emulgel for more than:
• 2 weeks for muscle and joints injuries (e.g.
sprains, strains, bruises) or tendonitis.
• If you are using the gel for arthritis, your
doctor may wish to review your treatment
regularly.
If symptoms do not improve within this time, or
they get worse, consult your doctor. In children
aged 14 years and over, if this product is
required for more than 7 days for pain relief or if
the symptoms worsen the patient/parents of the
adolescent is/are advised to consult a doctor.
If you use more Voltarol Emulgel than you
should
If you or a child accidentally swallows Voltarol
Emulgel, contact your doctor or accident and
emergency department immediately.
If you forget to use Voltarol Emulgel
If you miss your application of Voltarol Emulgel
at the correct time, apply it as soon as you
remember then carry on as normal. Do not
apply a double quantity to make up for a
forgotten application.
If you have any further questions on the use of
this product, ask your pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Voltarol Emulgel can
cause side effects, although not everybody
gets them.
Some rare and very rare side effects might
be serious
If you experience any of the following signs of
allergy, STOP using Voltarol Emulgel and tell a
doctor or pharmacist immediately:
Skin rash with blisters; hives (may affect
between 1 and 10 in every 10,000 people).
Wheezing, shortness of breath or feeling of
tightness in the chest (asthma) (may affect less
than 1 in every 10,000 people).
Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat (may
affect less than 1 in every 10,000 people).
Other side effects which may occur are usually
mild, passing and harmless (if you are
concerned, tell a doctor or pharmacist).
Common side effects (may affect between 1
and 10 in every 100 people)
Skin rash, itching, reddening or smarting of the
skin

Very rare side effects (may affect less than 1
in every 10,000 people)
The skin may be more sensitive to the sun.
Possible signs are sunburn with itching,
swelling and blistering.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in the package leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via the
Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. How to store Voltarol Emulgel
Do not store above 25°C. Protect from heat.
The expiry date for this medicine is given on
the carton. Do not use after this date.
Keep your medicine out of the sight and
reach of children
Return any unused medicine to your
pharmacist. If your medicine becomes
discoloured or shows any sign of
deterioration, consult your pharmacist for
advice.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.
6. Further information
What Voltarol Emulgel contains
Voltarol Emulgel is a white emulsion in an
aqueous gel. It is available as a sealed
aluminium collapsible tube in a cardboard
carton containing one 100g tube. Each 100g
contains 1.160g diethylammonium
(corresponding to 1g diclofenac sodium).
The gel also contains the following inactive
ingredients: diethylamine, carbomer,
macrogol cetostearyl ether, cocoyl
caprylocaprate, isopropyl alcohol, liquid
paraffin, propylene glycol, water, perfume
creme.
Who makes your medicine?
Manufactured by Novartis Consumer Health
GmbH Zielstattstrasse 40, 81379, Munich,
Germany.
Procured from within the EU by the Product
Licence Holder: Ecosse Pharmaceuticals
Limited, 3 Young Place, East Kilbride,
G75 0TD.
Re-packaged by Munro Wholesale Medical
Supplies Limited, 3 Young Place, East Kilbride,
G75 0TD.
PL 19065/0146

POM

This leaflet was revised 05/07/2016
E0146/6-Vol
® is a registered trade mark of Novartis AG

Voltaren® 1.16% Emulgel®
Diclofenac diethylammonium
Patient Information Leaflet
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it
contains important information for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you.
Do not pass it on to others. It may harm
them, even if their symptoms are the same
as yours.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if
you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Your medicine is called Voltaren 1.16%
Emulgel but will be referred to as Voltaren
Emulgel throughout this leaflet.
In this leaflet
1. What Voltaren Emulgel is and what it is used
for
2. Before you use Voltaren Emulgel
3. How to use Voltaren Emulgel
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Voltaren Emulgel
6. Further information
1. What Voltaren Emulgel is and what it is
used for
Voltaren Emulgel contains the active
substance diclofenac which belongs to a
group of medicines called non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is specially
formulated for rubbing into the skin and used
to relieve pain and reduce inflammation and
swelling in painful conditions affecting the
joints and muscles. Voltaren Emulgel can be
used to treat:
• muscle and joint injuries (e.g. sprains,
strains, bruises, backache, sports injuries)
• tendonitis (e.g. tennis elbow)
• osteoarthritis.
2. Before you use Voltaren Emulgel
DO NOT use Voltaren Emulgel if you:
• are in the last 3 months of your pregnancy
(see also pregnancy and lactation section)
• have an allergy (hypersensitivity) to any of the
ingredients in the product (see Section 6 ‘What
Voltaren Emulgel contains’).
• have ever had an allergic reaction to diclofenac
or other medicines used to treat pain, fever or
inflammation, such as aspirin (acetylsalicylic
acid) or ibuprofen. Symptoms of an allergic
reaction to these medicines may include:
asthma, wheezing or shortness of breath; skin
rash or hives; swelling of the face or tongue;
runny nose.
This medicine is not recommended for use
in children under 14 years of age.
Take special care with Voltaren Emulgel
• Do not apply the gel to skin that has (i) a rash
or eczema (ii) cuts or open wounds. Stop the
treatment if a skin rash develops after
applying the product.
• Avoid applying on large areas of skin and
over a prolonged period of time, unless under
medical advice.
• Be careful when sunbathing or using sun
lamps as your skin may be more sensitive to
sunlight.

• If you have a stomach or duodenal ulcer (or a
history of), tell your doctor or pharmacist
before using the gel.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking, or have recently taken, any other
medicines, including those obtained without a
prescription.
Do not use Voltaren Emulgel if you are already
taking diclofenac tablets or other NSAID
pain/inflammation tablets (e.g. aspirin or
ibuprofen).
Pregnancy and Breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you
may be pregnant or are planning to have a
baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice
before taking this medicine.
Voltaren Emulgel must not be used during the
last 3 months of pregnancy, as it could harm
your unborn child or cause problems at
delivery. Voltaren Emulgel should only be used
under medical advice during the first 6 months
of pregnancy and the dose should be kept as
low and duration of treatment as short as
possible.
Voltaren Emulgel should only be used under
medical advice during breast-feeding as
diclofenac passes into breast milk in small
amounts. However, Voltaren Emulgel should
not be applied on the breasts of nursing
mothers nor elsewhere on large areas of skin or
for a prolonged period of time.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist for further
information if you are pregnant or
breastfeeding.
Driving and using machines
Voltaren Emulgel, when used as directed, is not
expected to have any effect on your ability to
drive or use machines.
Important information about some of the
ingredients of Voltaren Emulgel
The gel formulation contains propylene glycol,
which may cause mild localised skin irritation in
some people.
3. How to use Voltaren Emulgel
• Always use Voltaren Emulgel exactly as your
doctor has told you.
• The gel is for external use only. Do not use it
in your mouth. Inform your doctor
immediately in case of accidental swallowing.
• Do not put Voltaren Emulgel in your eyes. If
this happens, rinse your eyes well with clean
water. See your doctor or pharmacist if any
discomfort persists.
Adults
1. Take the tube out of the carton. Before first
use, pierce the sealing membrane of the tube
with the spiked top of the cap. Do not use if
seal is broken.
2. Gently squeeze out a small amount of gel
from the tube and apply to the painful or
swollen area 3 to 4 times a day, slowly
rubbing into the skin.
The amount needed will vary depending on
the size of the painful or swollen area; an
amount ranging in size from a 1 penny to a 2
pence piece will usually be sufficient. You
may notice a slight cooling effect when you
rub the gel in.

3. Do not rub the gel into cuts, open wounds or
any other area where the skin is abnormal.
After rubbing the gel into the skin, do not
cover with bandages or sticking plaster.
4. Be careful not to get the gel in your eyes. If
this happens, rinse your eyes with clean
water and tell your doctor.
5. Wash your hands after rubbing in Voltaren
Emulgel, unless your hands are the site
being treated. Replace the cap.
6. Allow at least four hours between
applications of the gel. Do not apply more
than 4 times in any 24 hour period.
This medicine is not recommended for use
in children under 14 years of age.
Do not use Voltaren Emulgel for more than:
• 2 weeks for muscle and joints injuries (e.g.
sprains, strains, bruises) or tendonitis.
• If you are using the gel for arthritis, your
doctor may wish to review your treatment
regularly.
If symptoms do not improve within this time, or
they get worse, consult your doctor. In children
aged 14 years and over, if this product is
required for more than 7 days for pain relief or if
the symptoms worsen the patient/parents of the
adolescent is/are advised to consult a doctor.
If you use more Voltaren Emulgel than you
should
If you or a child accidentally swallows Voltaren
Emulgel, contact your doctor or accident and
emergency department immediately.
If you forget to use Voltaren Emulgel
If you miss your application of Voltaren Emulgel
at the correct time, apply it as soon as you
remember then carry on as normal. Do not
apply a double quantity to make up for a
forgotten application.
If you have any further questions on the use of
this product, ask your pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Voltaren Emulgel can
cause side effects, although not everybody
gets them.
Some rare and very rare side effects might
be serious
If you experience any of the following signs of
allergy, STOP using Voltaren Emulgel and tell a
doctor or pharmacist immediately:
Skin rash with blisters; hives (may affect
between 1 and 10 in every 10,000 people).
Wheezing, shortness of breath or feeling of
tightness in the chest (asthma) (may affect less
than 1 in every 10,000 people).
Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat (may
affect less than 1 in every 10,000 people).
Other side effects which may occur are usually
mild, passing and harmless (if you are
concerned, tell a doctor or pharmacist).
Common side effects (may affect between 1
and 10 in every 100 people)
Skin rash, itching, reddening or smarting of the
skin

Very rare side effects (may affect less than 1
in every 10,000 people)
The skin may be more sensitive to the sun.
Possible signs are sunburn with itching,
swelling and blistering.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in the package leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via the
Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. How to store Voltaren Emulgel
Do not store above 25°C. Protect from heat.
The expiry date for this medicine is given on
the carton. Do not use after this date.
Keep your medicine out of the sight and
reach of children
Return any unused medicine to your
pharmacist. If your medicine becomes
discoloured or shows any sign of
deterioration, consult your pharmacist for
advice.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.
6. Further information
What Voltaren Emulgel contains
Voltaren Emulgel is a white emulsion in an
aqueous gel. It is available as a sealed
aluminium collapsible tube in a cardboard
carton containing one 100g tube. Each 100g
contains 1.160g diethylammonium
(corresponding to 1g diclofenac sodium).
The gel also contains the following inactive
ingredients: diethylamine, carbomer,
macrogol cetostearyl ether, cocoyl
caprylocaprate, isopropyl alcohol, liquid
paraffin, propylene glycol, water, perfume
creme.
Who makes your medicine?
Manufactured by Novartis Consumer Health
GmbH Zielstattstrasse 40, 81379, Munich,
Germany.
Procured from within the EU by the Product
Licence Holder: Ecosse Pharmaceuticals
Limited, 3 Young Place, East Kilbride,
G75 0TD.
Re-packaged by Munro Wholesale Medical
Supplies Limited, 3 Young Place, East Kilbride,
G75 0TD.
PL 19065/0146
This leaflet was revised 05/07/2016
E0146/6-V/en

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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