What is Voltaren &how it works
Voltaren is a non steroidal anti inflammatory drug (NSAID). The medication works by reducing pain or inflammation caused by arthritis. The active ingredient present in the medication is Diclofenac sodium which relieves from all kinds of pain. The medication inhibits the production of prostaglandins which is responsible for pain and swelling in the body. The medication is a first choice for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Ankylosing arthritis. Voltaren should be taken with food.
Indication and dosage
The medication is indicated for all kinds of arthritis. The most common arthritis could be termed as Osteoarthritis, Ankylosing arthritis and even id Dysmenorrhea.
Osteoarthritis dose: the dose is of 50mg and it should be taken three times a day or a 75 mg dose could be taken twice a day. The maximum dose should not excess 150 mg in a day.
Ankylosing spondylitis: the dose is of 25 mg four times a day.
Usual dose: for pain is 590 mg three times a day.
For Migraine: the dose is of 50 mg in a glass of 30 to 60 ml any time in the whole day.
Possible Side effects
In addition to the needed effects there are some unwanted effects which are required. It includes bloody or black tarry stools, cloudy urine, constipations, diarrhea, dizziness, loss of appetite, pain in chest below the breast bone and pale skin.
Preventive steps to avoid medical interaction
There are many reports which need to be shared with your physicians before you start taking the medication. It includes
If you have a heart disease, high blood pressure or any hear related disease, do discuss with your doctor before the onset of the medication.
In case of stomach ulcer or you are found bleeding, talk with your doctor.
In case of mild to moderate liver and kidney disease, tell your doctor.
If you smoke occasionally or you are a regular smoker, share your conditions with your doctor.
In case of bleeding and clotting disorder stop using the medication.
If you ever had asthma in your life, tell it to your doctor before yo take your own decision.
In case of patient who is found hypersensitive to Aspirin or any Non steroidal Anti-inflammatory drug. The patient should stop taking Voltaren.
The medication should not be used just before the heart surgery or even after the heart surgery.
When there is a stomach or intestinal bleeding Voltaren should be stopped.
If you take something extra
In case of overdose the patient should be taken to the hospital and given the desired treatment. The symptoms of overdose includes confusion, depression, blurred vision, seizures, slow or fast breath, tightness of the chest, trouble in sleeping and unusual drowsiness.
People who don’t remember taking their pill
In case of missed dose take the medication whenever you rememberit. You should not go for the missed dose, if it’s almost time for the second dose. Extra dose is never advised by a physician.
The medication should be stored in a tightly closed container as it may get affected by heat and moisture. It should be kept away from children and pets. It should be kept between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius.
|Strength||Voltaren Generic Diclofenac Sodium50mg|