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Diclofenac Sodium
(Generic alternative to Voltaren)

Formulation : Tablet EC

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No Brand Alternative Available

No brand alternative is available for this drug.

What is Voltaren /Diclofenac Sodium used for?

Voltaren is a medication designed to relieve pain and treat inflammation that is caused by arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis.

How should Voltaren /Diclofenac Sodium be stored?

Remember to keep Voltaren at room temperature and protect from heat and moisture.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Voltaren/Diclofenac Sodium ?

Always take Voltaren the exact way your doctor prescribed it to you. Never break, chew, or crush the extended-release tablet and make sure you swallow the pill whole. If you are using Voltaren for a lengthy period of time, you may require regular blood tests to check your liver function.

When should Voltaren /Diclofenac Sodium not be taken?

Because Voltaren may increase the risk of having a life-threatening <a href="http://www.doctorsolve.com/LearningCenter/HeartFailure.aspx">heart or circulation problem</a>, don't use the medication before having heart bypass surgery. Don't use Voltaren if you are allergic to it.

What precautions should I follow when taking Voltaren /Diclofenac Sodium ?

Tell your doctor if you have a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot; heart disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure; a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding; liver or kidney disease; asthma; polyps in your nose; a bleeding or blood clotting disorder; or if you smoke. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby; tell your doctor if you are or may become pregnant. Voltaren can pass into the breast milk and may harm a nursing child, tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding your child before taking Voltaren.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Voltaren /Diclofenac Sodium ?

While you are taking Voltaren make sure you do not use any other over-the-counter cold, allergy, or pain medications without consulting your doctor. Limit, or if possible, eliminate the consumption of alcohol as this can increase the risk of stomach bleeding. Try to avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight.

When should Voltaren /Diclofenac Sodium not be taken?

Serious side effects of Voltaren may include: allergic reaction; chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance; black, bloody, or tarry stools; coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds; swellin

Less severe side effects may include: upset stomach, mild heartburn or stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas; dizziness, headache, nervousness; skin itching or rash; blurred vision; or ringing in your ears.

Other: None.