Use in pregnancy: There are no insufficient data on the use of diclofenac in pregnant women. Voltaren Emulgel should therefore not be used during pregnancy. Diclofenac is contraindicated during the 3rd trimester, owing to the possibility of uterine inertia and/or premature closure of the ductus arteriosus (see Pharmacology: Pharmacodynamics: Toxicology: Nonclinical Safety Data under Actions).
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.