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What You Need to Know About Diclofenac Gel

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Diclofenac Gel?

If you forget to take your dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, simply skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.

Storage Methods

Diclofenac gel should be stored at room temperature (be sure to avoid freezing it). Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.

Is There a Generic Version of Diclofenac Gel?

Currently, Solaraze Gel (but not Voltaren Gel) is available in generic form.
(Click Generic Solaraze Gel or Generic Voltaren Gel for more information.)

Who Makes Diclofenac Gel?

Voltaren Gel is made by Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., while Solaraze Gel is made by PharmaDerm, a division of Nycomed US, Inc.

Available Strengths

Diclofenac gel comes in the following strengths:
  • Voltaren 1 percent gel (10 mg of diclofenac sodium per gram of gel)
  • Solaraze 3 percent gel (30 mg of diclofenac sodium per gram of gel).
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