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Former NBA Star Allan Houston Joins "Apply Yourself!" Campaign to Raise Awareness of Osteoarthritis Hand and Knee Pain
Date:5/9/2011

Allan visited his physician after retirement, who diagnosed him with OA of the knee and prescribed Voltaren® Gel (diclofenac sodium topical gel) 1% to help manage his OA knee pain. Voltaren Gel is a topical medication for the relief of OA joint pain in the knees, ankles, feet, elbows, wrists, and hands.

About Voltaren® Gel

Voltaren Gel is a topical medication for the relief of OA joint pain in the knees, ankles, feet, elbows, wrists, and hands. It is a smooth, non-greasy gel with a light fragrance that goes away shortly after it is applied and should be massaged in four times daily to help the medication levels remain stable throughout the day. People who use Voltaren Gel should try not to skip a dose and stay on therapy as directed by their healthcare provider, otherwise patients may not experience the full benefits of the product.  Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. has a licensing agreement with Novartis Consumer Health, Inc. and Novartis AG, granting Endo the exclusive U.S. marketing rights for Voltaren® Gel for the term of the agreement.

Indication for Voltaren® Gel

Voltaren Gel is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for the relief of joint pain of osteoarthritis in the knees, ankles, feet, elbows, wrists, and hands. Voltaren Gel has not been studied for use on the spine, hip or shoulder.  

Important Safety Information

What is the most important information you should know about medicines called Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)?

NSAID medicines, like Voltaren Gel, may increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke that can lead to death. This chance increases:

  • with longer use of NSAID medicines
  • in people who have heart disease

NSAID medicines, like Voltaren Gel, should never be used right before or after a heart surgery calle
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