General Recommendations: The likelihood of systemic side effects with topical diclofenac is small, compared with the frequency of side effects in patients using oral diclofenac. However, when Voltaren Emulgel is applied to relatively large areas of skin over a prolonged period of time, the possibility of systemic side effects cannot be excluded. In case such usage is planned, the product information on systemic forms of Voltaren should be consulted.
Voltaren Emulgel should be applied only to healthy and intact skin surfaces (those without open wounds or injuries). Avoid contact with the eyes or with mucous membranes.
Voltaren Emulgel can be used with non-occlusive bandages but should not be used with an airtight occlusive dressing.
Voltaren Emulgel should not be ingested.
Special Excipient: Voltaren Emulgel contains propylene glycol, which may cause mild, localized skin irritation in some people.
Effects on the Ability to Drive or Operate Machinery: None known.
Women of Childbearing Potential: There are no data to suggest any recommendations for women of childbearing potential.
Impairment of Fertility: There are no data available on the use of topical formulation of diclofenac and its effects on fertility in humans.
Use in lactation: It is not known whether topical diclofenac is excreted in human milk, and Voltaren Emulgel is therefore not recommended during breastfeeding. If there are compelling reasons for using Voltaren Emulgel during breastfeeding, it should not be applied to the breast or to large areas of skin, nor should it be used for a prolonged period.