The Voltarol gel range contains diclofenac diethylammonium, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is available over the counter.
How do they work?
Voltarol gels are topical treatments, which means that you apply them to the skin over the affected area. The active ingredients then penetrate the underlying tissues, targeting the inflamed tissues to relieve pain, decrease swelling and support the healing process.
The diclofenac works to inhibit prostaglandins, substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation. By reducing their effects, diclofenac helps to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.