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Voltaren

Form.

Tablets: 25 milligrams,
Tablets: 50 milligrams,
Tablets: 75 milligrams,
Tablets: 100 milligrams.

No Prescription

Voltaren is prescribed for the treatment of inflammation and pain caused by arthritis conditions such as:
- Ankylosing spondylitis;
- Osteoarthritis;
- Rheumatoid arthritis;

Voltaren is prescribed in treating soft tissue inflammations such as tendinitis and bursitis.

Voltaren and Cataflam are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs prescribed to relieve the inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis and stiffness of the spine). Voltaren-XR, the extended-release form of Voltaren, is prescribed only for long-term treatment. Cataflam is also prescribed for immediate relief of pain and menstrual discomfort.

Side Effects.

Most patients benefit from Voltaren and other NSAIDs with few side effects. However, serious side effects can occur, and generally tend to be dose related. Therefore, it is often desirable to use the lowest effective dose to minimize side effects.

The most common side effects of Voltaren involve the gastrointestinal system.
It can cause:
- Abdominal burning;
- Cramping;
- Even serious gastrointestinal bleeding;
- Gastritis;
- Liver toxicity;
- Nausea;
- Pain;
- Ulcerations;

Sometimes, stomach ulceration and bleeding can occur without any abdominal pain.
Black tarry stools, weakness, and dizziness upon standing may be the only signs of internal bleeding. Rash, kidney impairment, ringing in the ears, and lightheadedness are also seen.

Voltaren side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Vomiting;
- Ringing In The Ears;
- Rash;
- Peptic Ulcers;
- Nausea;
- Itching;
- Indigestion;
- Heartburn;
- Headache;
- Gas;
- Fluid Retention;
- Dizziness;
- Diarrhea;
- Constipation;
- Blood Clotting Problems;
- Anemia;
- Abdominal Swelling;
- Abdominal Pain Or Cramps;
- Abdominal Bleeding;

Dosage

ADULTS

Osteoarthritis

The usual dose is 100 to 150 mg a day, divided into smaller doses of 50 mg 2 or 3 times a day (for Voltaren or Cataflam) or 75 mg twice a day (for Voltaren). The usual dose of Voltaren-XR (extended-release) is 100 mg taken once a day.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

The usual dose is 100 to 200 mg a day, divided into smaller doses of 50 mg 3 to 4 times a day (for Voltaren or Cataflam), 75 mg twice a day (for Voltaren), or 100 mg once or twice a day (for Voltaren-XR).

People with rheumatoid arthritis should not take more than 225 mg a day.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

The usual dose is 100 to 125 mg of Voltaren a day, divided into smaller doses of 25 mg 4 times a day, with another 25 mg at bedtime if necessary.

Pain and menstrual discomfort

The usual starting dose of Cataflam is 50 mg every 8 hours as needed, although to provide better relief on the first day doctors sometimes prescribe a starting dose of 100 mg followed by two 50-mg doses. After the first day, you should not take more than 150 mg in a day.

CHILDREN

The safety and effectiveness of Voltaren have not been established in children.
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