Voltarol 12 hour Gel
  • Voltarol 12 hour Gel

Voltarol 12 hour Gel

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Medication features

  • Twice a day treatment 
  • Diclofenac 2.32% strength
  • Apply directly to the affected area


Buy Voltarol 12 Hour Gel Online

You can buy Voltarol 12 hour gel from our UK registered online pharmacy. Please read the associated information about this medication to make sure it's safe for you. You can then place your order. After completing any associated assessment form, our pharmacists can then review your order and, if approved, dispatch to your chosen address. If for any reason your order is not approved, a full refund is issued.

About Voltarol 12 hour Gel

Voltarol 12 hour gel contains the active ingredient Diclofenac and can be used on individuals over the age of 14 years old. Diclofenac belongs to a group of medicines known as NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and it works by reducing inflammation and pain in the area it is applied to. Voltarol 12 hour gel is usually used for aches and pains associated with conditions such as backache, muscular aches, strains and sprains, and neuralgia. As Voltarol Gel is a topical preparation it is particularly useful as it can be applied directly to the affected area of pain. This 12-hour preparation is particularly useful in individuals who find compliance difficult as this gel only has to be applied twice a day.  

Voltarol 12 hour Gel is available from our online pharmacy in 2 different pack sizes, 50 and 100g.

Voltarol gel should be avoided if you have had an allergic reaction to diclofenac, ibuprofen, aspirin or any other NSAID drugs.

Practical Tips

  • The RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) can be done at home to decrease any swelling, alleviate pain and accelerate the healing process.
  • Use a hot water bottle or a bath to relieve muscle aches
  • Use cold compresses for any sprains
  • A massage can provide relief for muscle pain
  • Exercising will aid pain relief for osteoarthritis


Voltarol 12 hour Gel is a widely used and effective pain relief topical medicine however every patient can respond differently to medication. If you find Voltarol 12 hour Gel is not effective for you, you may want to try Ibuprofen Gel.


Other treatments for pain relief are available at Simple Online Pharmacy. These include:

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 What is Voltarol 12 hour gel? 

Voltarol 12 hour gel is a topical medication which used to provide relief for pain by reducing swelling and inflammation in many different painful conditions which affect muscles and joints.

What is Voltarol 12 hour gel used to treat?

Voltarol 12 Hour Emulgel P is used to treat the following:

• muscle and joint injuries (e.g. sprains, strains,

bruises, backache, sports injuries),  by relieving pain

and aiding recovery back to normal function;

• tendonitis (e.g. tennis elbow), swelling around

elbow or knee

How do I use Voltarol 12 hour gel?

Voltarol 12 hour gel is applied to the affected area and is gently rubbed into the skin.  Only the smallest amount of Voltarol gel is required to provide pain relief.

As it is a 12-hour preparation, this gel can be applied twice a day.

Can I use Voltarol 12 hour gel if you are pregnant/breastfeeding?

No. You should only use this medication under the advice of your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are in the last 3 months of pregnancy, you should NOT use voltarol 12-hour gel as it may harm your unborn child or cause problems during delivery. Small traces of the active ingredient diclofenac in voltarol gel can be passed to your child through breast milk. If breastfeeding, voltarol should not be applied to the chest area for a prolonged duration.

Can I use Voltarol 12 hour gel if I am taking other pain relief medication?

Voltarol 12 hour gel should not be used if you are taking any other medication which contains diclofenac or any other NSAIDs (ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen). If you are unsure about any medication that you are taking is an NSAID then speak to our pharmacist.


Side Effects

Side effects of Voltarol 12 Hour Gel 

Common side effects include:

• Skin rash, itching, reddening or smarting of the skin

Very rare side effects

• The skin may be more sensitive to the sun.

Possible signs are sunburn with itching, swelling and blistering.

Other side effects which may occur are usually mild, passing and harmless (if you are concerned, tell

a doctor or pharmacist).

For a full list of side effects please refer to the patient information leaflet on the ‘Info Leaflet’ tab.



Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.


Directions of use for Voltarol 12 Hour Gel

For individuals over the age of 14 years old:

Wash hands before and after using Voltarol 12 hour gel.

Apply a small amount of Voltarol 12 hour gel to the affected area and gently rub into the skin.

Voltarol 12 hour gel can be applied twice a day.



Warnings for Voltarol 12 Hour Gel

  • Not to be used by individuals under the age of 14 years old.
  • Not to be used if you are allergic to diclofenac or any other NSAID (e.g. ibuprofen, aspirin), or any of the other listed ingredients in this gel.
  • External use only (avoid contact with eyes/mouth/mucous membranes)
  • Not to be used on skin that has a rash/eczema/cuts/open wounds.
  • Not to be used if you feel ill, have a temperature, or any other symptoms that accompany the pain.
  • If you have severe joint pain that has begun recently and is not related to an injury or period of overuse.

If you experience any of the following signs of allergy, STOP using Voltarol 12 Hour Emulgel P and                       tell a doctor or pharmacist immediately:

• Skin rash with blisters; hives.

• Wheezing, shortness of breath or feeling of tightness in the chest (asthma).

• Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat.


For a full list of warnings please refer to the patient information leaflet on the ‘Info Leaflet’ tab.


Ingredients in Voltarol 12 Hour Gel

Active ingredient: Diclofenac diethylammonium.

Other ingredients: butylhydroxytoluene, carbomers, cocoyl caprylocaprate, diethylamine, isopropyl alcohol, liquid paraffin, macrogol cetostearyl ether, oleyl alcohol, propylene glycol, perfume and purified water


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