What is Diclofenac?

Diclofenac penetrates
deep into the
underlying tissue
Diclofenac penetrates skin and goes deep into underlying tissue.

Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Other common NSAIDs are ibuprofen or naproxen. The diclofenac in Voltaren Emulgel® works by penetrating deep through the skin, relieving pain, and reducing inflammation directly at the source.


Diclofenac, is one of the most widely used pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory medicines in the world. It has been used effectively by millions of patients for nearly 40 years as a prescription and non-prescription treatment. In Canada, only Voltaren Emulgel® contains diclofenac as an over-the-counter product. It works by relieving pain, and reducing swelling and inflammation.