Diclofenac (marketed as Voltaren®, Voltarol® and Cataflam®) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) taken to reduce inflammation, such as in arthritis or acute injury. It can also be used to reduce menstrual pain. Voltaren and Voltarol contain the sodium salt of diclofenac. In the uk Voltarol can be supplied with either the sodium salt or Potassium salt, while Cataflam in some other countries, is the potassium salt only.

Throbbing, burning, aching, stinging–the terms patients use to describe pain are often different because pain is personal and subjective and influenced by age, gender, race/ethnicity, and psychosocial factors. The International Association for the Study of Pain defines it as an unpleasant experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage to a person's body. There are two basic forms of physical pain: acute and chronic. Acute pain, for the most part, results from disease, inflammati...

Diclofenac Potassium as related to Pain