Typical uses for Voltaren include the relief of pain and inflammation that accompanies osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Off-label uses of the drug include treating symptoms of gout, fibromyalgia, and systemic lupus erythematosus. It is important to note that while Voltaren can provide relief from the symptoms of these conditions, it does not cure them or slow down their progression.
What Is Voltaren Used For?Voltaren® (diclofenac sodium) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat several conditions related to pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness.
Specific uses for Voltaren include the relief of:
- Osteoarthritis symptoms, including pain, stiffness, and swelling
- Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
- Short-term and long-term symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis.
However, Voltaren is not a cure for these types of arthritis, nor does it slow down the progression of the disease. While regular Voltaren tablets are approved for all three uses, Voltaren-XR tablets are approved only for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.