Can voltarol gel be bought over-the-counter?

Can voltarol gel be bought over-the-counter?

What is Voltarol? The Voltarol gel/plaster range of products, which are available over the counter, contain a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) called diclofenac.

Does Voltaren Gel require a prescription?

With the FDA’s approval, Voltaren Arthritis Pain becomes the first and only prescription strength, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) topical gel for arthritis pain available OTC in the United States. Voltaren Gel, which GSKCH owns the rights to, is currently only available with a prescription in the US.

What is the strength of Voltaren OTC?

Voltaren Rapid is available in two strengths. Voltaren Rapid 12.5 tablets and liquid capsules contain 12.5 mg diclofenac potassium, and provide rapid relief from pain. Voltaren Rapid 25 tablets contain 25 mg of diclofenac potassium, for relief from stronger pain and inflammation.

How many times a day can I use Voltaren Gel?

For osteoarthritis of the knees, ankles, or feet using Voltaren® 1% gel: Adults—Apply 4 grams (g) to the affected skin areas four times a day (a total of 16 g each day). However, the total dose should not exceed 32 g per day over all affected joints.

Is Voltaren Gel 3% OTC?

The FDA recently approved Voltaren gel to be available over-the-counter through the FDA’s “Rx-to-OTC” switch process.

Why was Voltaren Gel taken off the market?

Canadian and British researchers are calling for the anti-inflammatory diclofenac to be pulled from the market worldwide because of its heart risks. Diclofenac is sold under a variety of brand names including Voltaren and is widely used for pain such as headaches, toothaches and arthritis.

Is OTC Voltaren Gel same as prescription?

Is there any difference between the prescription version of Voltaren and the OTC version? No. The new OTC version of Voltaren gel will contain 1% of the active ingredient, diclofenac, which is the same strength that previously required a prescription.

Is Voltaren available in Canada?

Novartis’s Voltaren Emulgel (diclofenac diethylamine 1.16%) has become the first topical pain reliever containing diclofenac to be available without prescription in Canada.

What can I use instead of Voltaren Gel?

Voltaren gel is a prescription medication that is approved for treating osteoarthritic joints that has been hard to find in pharmacies due to shortages. Turns out, Traumeel may be a better bet anyway.

How much does Voltaren cost in Canada?

Voltaren Voltaren Emulgel Extra Strengt, count : Health & Personal Care. $22.99 FREE Delivery on your first order.

Is Voltaren over the counter the same strength as prescription?