An analgesic is a drug that is capable of temporarily relieving pain. Basically, it's the medical term for a pain-killer. Some analgesics stop pain centrally by blocking the pain receptors in your brain. Others work at the site of tissue injury relieving pain and reducing the inflammatory response around the injury.
Diclofenac, the active ingredient in Voltaren Rapid tablets and Emulgel, works in this way. It is one of a group of drugs known collectively as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). The dual action of diclofenac helps relieve pain and reduce inflammation. For many years, diclofenac has been prescribed extensively by doctors, having been used by more than 1 billion people worldwide
(*Hasford, Moore & Hoye, 2004).
There's a Voltaren product that's suitable for a range of pain levels. So whether you need a medicated rub for muscle aches and pains, or clinically-proven rapid relief from stronger pain, Voltaren can help get you moving again.