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Voltaren Gel (Diclofenac)and/or alternatives
General Information on Voltaren Gel
Voltaren Gel is used for treating osteoarthritis of wrist, elbows, feet, knees, hands, or ankles. The generic name of this drug is Diclofenac Sodium. This drug is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This drug is meant for topical use only.
In addition to Diclofenac Sodium, other ingredients present in this drug are: isopropyl alcohol, cocoyl caprylocaprate, propylene glycol, carbomer homopolymer Type C, fragrance, purified water, mineral oil, polyoxyl 20 cetostearyl ether, and strong ammonia solution.
Side effects of Voltaren Gel
Prolonged used of NSAIDs such as Voltaren Gel may increase patient’s risk to serious, even life-threatening, cardiovascular disorders. You should inform your doctor immediately if you show any of the following symptoms:
- Chest pain
- Slurred speech
- Problems with balance or vision
Voltaren Gel may cause stomach or intestine perforation or bleeding. This drug may also cause other fatal effects on the intestine or stomach. These severe gastrointestinal events may occur with or without any warnings. Geriatric patients are at increased risk to serious gastrointestinal conditions due to Voltaren Gel. Report to your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Vomit that resembles coffee grounds
- Tarry, bloody, or black-colored stools
- Coughing up blood
Some other serious side effects that this drug may cause include the following:
- Weight gain
- Sore throat
- Skin reaction – facial flushing, hives, swelling, skin rashes
Less severe side effects associated with this drug may include the following:
- Epigastric distress – bloating, flatulence, constipation, mild stomach pain, mild nausea
- Mild redness, dryness, or itching at the administration site
You should not buy Voltaren Gel if:
- You just have had or are about to have a heart bypass surgery
- You are allergic to any ingredient present used in this drug
Pregnant women should consult their doctor before they buy Voltaren Gel as it may not be safe for unborn children. This drug is not expected to enter the bloodstream. However, as its effect on nursing children has not been established, you should seek your doctor’s permission before breastfeeding during treatment.
Dosage of Voltaren Gel
The recommended Voltaren Gel dosage range is 2-4 g per affected area. This drug includes special dosing cards that help you correctly measure the dosage.
To treat pain of the joints that lie in lower extremity (for example: ankle, feet, and knee), you should apply 4 g of Voltaren Gel 4 times a day. The maximum daily dosage for a joint in the lower extremity is 16 g.
To treat pain of the joints that lie in upper extremity (for example: wrists, elbows, and hands), you should apply 2 g of Voltaren Gel 4 times a day. The maximum daily dosage for a joint in the upper extremity is 8 g.
Many other drugs, both oral and topical, may interact with Voltaren Gel. Before you buy Voltaren Gel online, tell your doctor about other drugs that you are taking.
Shared below is a partial list of drugs that are likely to interact with Voltaren Gel:
- Blood thinning drugs
- Blood pressure or heart medicines like ramipril, benazepril, lisinopril, quinapril, enalapril, and others
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.