General Information on Voltaren
Voltaren is indicated for the treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. This drug provides relief from inflammation, redness, and pain that occurs due to the aforementioned conditions. The generic name of this drug is Diclofenac. You need a doctor’s prescription to buy Voltaren.
Voltaren is a NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug). NSAIDs work by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, naturally-occurring chemical that causes redness, pain, or inflammation.
This drug is meant for oral administration. You can buy Voltaren online in form of oral delayed-release tablets (Voltaren 25 mg, 50 mg, and 75 mg), oral immediate-release tablets (Voltaren 50 mg), and oral extended-release tablets (Voltaren 100 mg).
The following excipients are used in Voltaren: magnesium stearate, iron oxide, sodium starch glycolate, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, povidone, sodium hydroxide, talc, propylene glycol, methacrylic acid copolymer, and titanium dioxide.
Side effects of Voltaren
NSAIDs, including Voltaren, may lead to fatal blood circulation problems or heart problems. The risk increases, the longer you use Voltaren. You must get immediate medical help if you experience any of the following symptoms during treatment:
- Chest pain
- Slurred speech
- Balance or vision problems
Voltaren is contraindicated in patients who are due for a heart bypass operation or who recently had a heart bypass operation. Do not buy Voltaren if you are hypersensitive to any ingredients used in this drug. Report to your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms after taking your first dosage.
- Swelling of the tongue or face
- Facial flushness
- Trouble breathing or swallowing
Voltaren and other NSAIDs may have life-threatening effects on patient’s intestine or stomach. These conditions can occur with or without warning. Consult your doctor if you show any of the following symptoms:
- Coughing up blood
- Bloody or black stools
- Vomit that appears similar to coffee grounds
Other side effects associated with this drug may include:
- Muscle weakness, severe tingling, pain, numbness, bruising
- Weight gain, less than normal urination
- Seizure, stiffness in the neck, chills
- Blurred vision
- Nervousness, headache
- Mild heartburn, diarrhea, flatulence, constipation, stomach pain
- Ringing in the ears
Patients who experience dizziness or blurred vision due to Voltaren should not drive unless the side effects wear off completely.
Your doctor must know if you are pregnant before he/she recommends you Voltaren. This drug may harm fetus, especially if taken during the third trimester of pregnancy.
Dosage of Voltaren
The dosage of Voltaren is individualized. Take this drug as prescribed by your doctor. The recommended daily dosage range for osteoarthritis patients is 100-150mg per day administered in multiple dosages.
The recommended dosage range for rheumatoid arthritis patients is 150-200mg per day. Patients who have ankylosing spondylitis are usually recommended 100-125 mg of Voltaren per day.
Your risk to certain side effects may increase or the effectiveness of Voltaren may reduce if you take certain drugs during treatment. Drugs that may interact with this NSAID include other NSAIDs, antifungal medicines, heart medications, steroids, blood thinning drugs, and certain antifungal medicines. Before you buy Voltaren, you must tell your doctor about all other medicines, prescription based or non-prescription based, that you are taking.