Pain is the main symptom of many chronic and systemic diseases, which is why the fight against pain is often the domain of dermatologists, neurologists and therapists. To eliminate this problem, the most optimal means are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, they have analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory effects. Doctors often prescribe Volteren or Diclofenac for the treatment of chronic pain, and today we will try to figure out what is the difference between these two drugs.
Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, the active ingredient is diclofenac. This non-narcotic anesthetic drug is used for external and internal use for joint diseases, osteochondrosis and various pain syndromes. It is produced in enteric-coated tablets, in ampoules, as well as in the form of gels and ointments. Diclofenac is the international name for the drug.
Voltaren (active ingredient - diclofenac) has a pronounced analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effect. The drug has the main properties of diclofenac, is used to treat osteochondrosis, joint and muscle pain. Voltaren Emulgel is used to treat joint pain, but it is not suitable for long-term use.
There is no particular difference between these drugs, except for the country of origin and price.
- Diclofenac is a domestic drug, Voltaren is an imported analogue.
- Diclofenac is the international proprietary name, Voltaren is the trade name.
- Diclofenac is cheaper, Voltaren is much more expensive.