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Voltaren 

Herpes Zoster; Post-herpetic Neuralgia 

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.

Herpes zoster, colloquially known as shingles, is the reactivation of varicella zoster virus, leading to a crop of painful blisters over the area of a dermatome. It occurs very rarely in children and adults, but its incidence is high in the elderly (over 60), as well as in any age group of immunocompromised patients. It strikes 500,000 people per year in the United States. Treatment is generally with acyclovir. Many develop a painful condition termed postherpetic neuralgia.


Diclofenac as related to Shingles