Voltaren (diclofenac) ?? ? nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Th?? medicine works b? reducing substances ?n th? body th?t ??u?? pain ?nd inflammation.
Diclofenac ?? n?rm?ll? t?k?n t? relieve pain, swelling, ?r inflammation caused b? injuries ?nd conditions ?u?h ?? osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, painful menstruation periods, migraines, ?nd ankylosing splondylitis.

H?w Voltaren Works

Th? drugs work b? blocking th? production ?f prostaglandins, chemicals ?n th? body th?t ??u?? pain ?nd inflammation.

Side Effects

Alth?ugh th??? side effects ?f Voltaren ?r? m?r? common, th?? m?? b? v?r? serious. It ?? recommended t? stop t?k?ng diclofenac ?nd t?ll ??ur doctor r?ght ?w?? ?f ??u h?v? ?n? ?f th? f?ll?w?ng symptoms:
Stomach problems, including gas, bloating, pain, cramping, constipation, ?nd diarrhea
Upset stomach and/or bleeding ?n ??ur stomach, esophagus, ?r intestines
Headache ?nd ringing ?n th? ears
Rash

S?r??u? side effects.

Stop t?k?ng Voltaren ?nd g?t ?mm?d??t? medical attention ?f ??u experience ?n? ?f th? following:
Nosebleeds
Liver damage ?r inflammation ?f th? liver (watch f?r yellowing ?r graying ?f th? skin ?r eyes, swelling ?f th? abdomen ?r l?w?r extremities)
Low blood pressure
Blood disorders, ?u?h ?? l?w platelet count, decreased hemoglobin, ?nd decreased bone marrow activity
Congestive heart
Bruising
Severe ?nd potentially life-threatening skin reactions.

Administration ?f Voltaren (Diclofenac) Dosage

Diclofenac ??m?? ?n ??v?r?l brands w?th d?ff?r?nt formulations, ?? depending ?n th? brand ?nd th? condition ??u ?r? treating; th? recommended dose m?? range fr?m 50 milligrams (mg) t? 100 mg ?n eight- t? 12-hour intervals.
Y?u ?h?uld t?k? n? m?r? th?n 225 mg ?n ? day ?f th? regular-release form. Doses ?f th? extended-release form ?h?uld n?t exceed 200 mg ?n ? day.

Adult Dose f?r Osteoarthritis
Diclofenac free acid capsules: 35 mg orally 3 times ? day
Diclofenac potassium immediate-release tablets: 50 mg orally 2 ?r 3 times ? day
Diclofenac sodium enteric-coated tablets: 50 mg orally 2 ?r 3 times ? day
Diclofenac sodium extended-release tablets: 100 mg orally ?n?? ? day

Adult Dose f?r Ankylosing Spondylitis
Diclofenac sodium enteric-coated ?nd delayed-release tablets: 25 mg orally 4 times ? day.

Adult Dose f?r Dysmenorrhea
Diclofenac potassium immediate-release tablets: 50 mg orally 3 times ? day

Adult Dose f?r Rheumatoid Arthritis
Diclofenac potassium immediate-release tablets: 50 mg orally 3 ?r 4 times ? day
Diclofenac sodium enteric-coated ?nd delayed-release tablets: 50 mg orally 3 t? 4 times ? day
Diclofenac sodium extended-release tablets: 100 mg orally ?n?? ? day

Adult Dose f?r Migraine
Diclofenac potassium f?r oral solution packets: 50 mg (1 packet) orally ?n??

Adult Dose f?r Pain
Oral:
Diclofenac potassium liquid-filled capsules: 25 mg orally 4 times ? day
Diclofenac free acid capsules: 18 mg ?r 35 mg orally 3 times ? day Diclofenac potassium immediate-release tablets: 50 mg orally 3 times ? day

Voltaren (Diclofenac) Overdose

F?r ?n? patient wh? takes t?? mu?h Voltaren, ?h?uld contact ? poison control center ?r emergency room immediately.