The FDA approval of Voltaren Gel was based on several studies, including two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled efficacy (such as to test effectiveness) studies and a 12-month safety study. After 6 weeks of treatment in an efficacy study of patients with hand osteoarthritis, pain levels were reduced by 46 percent. In a 12-week study of patients with knee osteoarthritis, Voltaren Gel reduced pain levels by 51 percent.
Knowing how to use Voltaren Gel safely decreases the chance for unwanted side effects. Safety warnings about Voltaren Gel should be respected. Learn more about the safe use of Voltaren Gel in 10 Things You Need to Know About Voltaren Gel.Photo by Kevin Russ (iStockphoto)