can provide relief of symptoms associated with both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
. However, Voltaren-XR is not a cure for these types of arthritis
, nor does it slow down the progression of the disease.
How Does Voltaren-XR Work?
Voltaren-XR and other NSAIDs
(nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) work by inhibiting the production of certain substances that cause inflammation and pain in the body. These substances are called prostaglandins. By blocking the production of prostaglandins, Voltaren-XR is useful at alleviating pain, inflammation, and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis.
Is Voltaren-XR Used for Children?
Voltaren-XR is not approved for use in children.
Is Voltaren-XR Used for Off-Label Reasons?
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Voltaren-XR for something other than the conditions discussed in this article. This is called an "off-label
" use. Examples of off-label Voltaren-XR uses include the relief of: