Diclofenac Sodium is a NSAID or non steroidal anti inflammatory drug which lowers pain and inflammation causing substances in the body.
It is prescribed or used mainly for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis.
Diclofenac Sodium is available under various trade names throughout the world, some of which are Voltaren, Zobid D (made by Bal Pharma), and Voveran (made by Novartis).
Diclofenac Sodium may also be used for conditions not described here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT DICLOFENAC SODIUM:
Diclofenac Sodium (Voltaren, Zobid D, Voveran) usage may lead to life threatening heart or circulatory problems such as heart attack or stroke, especially if taken for a prolonged period.
This medication is not recommended just before or after a heart bypass surgery. You must seek emergency medical attention if you have chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, or difficulties in vision or balance after taking Diclofenac Sodium.
Diclofenac Sodium may also impact stomach or intestines severely by causing bleeding or perforation in them. Inform your doctor right away if you witness symptoms of stomach and intestinal bleeding such as stools which are black, bloody, or tarry in appearance; bloody cough or vomit that resembles coffee grounds. These effects can be dangerous and fatal and come up without any warning while you are on Diclofenac Sodium treatment. The risk is high, especially in older adults. Avoid alcohol while taking this medication as alcohol can complicate the conditions and put you on a higher risk of bleeding.
Diclofenac Sodium is a NSAID (non steroidal anti inflammatory drug).
Some common medications also contain NSAIDs so if you are already using them, then taking Diclofenac Sodium along with them will lead to too much of NSAID in your body.
Read the labels of those medicines carefully and look carefully if they contain NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen.
Diclofenac Sodium is a FDA pregnancy category D drug. This medication has the potential to harm an unborn baby if taken while being pregnant.
However, the potential benefits of Diclofenac Sodium may warrant the use of this drug in pregnant women in spite of potential risk.
Do not take this medication without the advice of your doctor. It is not known if Diclofenac Sodium can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby.
Talk to your doctor about this. Diclofenac Sodium is not recommended for children younger than 18 years of age without proper medical advice.
BEFORE TAKING DICLOFENAC SODIUM:
Do not take Diclofenac Sodium medication (Voltaren, Zobid D, Voveran) if you are allergic to it or if you have allergies towards other NSAIDs like aspirin and others.
Remember to take care of all precautions and points mentioned above before taking this medication. Discuss them with your doctor thoroughly.
To ensure safe use of Diclofenac Sodium medication, let your doctor know in advance if you have any of these conditions: asthma; polyps in your nose; porphyria; bleeding or blood clotting disorder; if you smoke; if you have a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot; liver or kidney disease; heart disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, or a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding.
HOW SHOULD I TAKE DICLOFENAC SODIUM?
Take Diclofenac Sodium (Voltaren, Zobid D, Voveran) strictly according to your doctor?s direction or according to the instructions on the medication label.
Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over.
Avoid crushing, breaking, or chewing a Diclofenac Sodium extended release tablet as doing so may lead to too much of the medicine to be release at once.
Instead swallow it whole. Do the same with the enteric coated tablet that has a special coating for stomach protection.
Breaking an enteric coated tablet can damage that coating. Always store Diclofenac Sodium medication in a cool and dry place.
WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE?
If you miss a dose of Diclofenac Sodium medication, take it as soon as you remember. Don?t take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up.
Taking multiple doses near to each other can lead to excess medication in your body which can be harmful.
THINGS AND ACTIVITIES TO AVOID WHILE TAKING DICLOFENAC SODIUM:
Many medications contain NSAIDs like aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen. Read the medicine labels carefully and avoid other medicines that contain NSAIDs while taking this medication. Alcohol consumption is also not recommended while taking Diclofenac Sodium.
SIDE EFFECTS DUE TO DICLOFENAC SODIUM:
Bloody or tarry stools
Vomit that looks like coffee grounds
Increased blood pressure
The side effects mentioned above are the not the only ones and there may be other side effects which may be rare and serious.
Seek medical attention immediately if you get serious side effects while taking Diclofenac Sodium medication. You may also report your side effects to FDA by calling in at 1-800-FDA-1088.
DICLOFENAC SODIUM DOSING INFORMATION:
Diclofenac Sodium dosage will be fixed by your doctor after examining you properly. Dosage may depend on a range of factors like age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition among several other factors. Stick to your doctor’s prescription strictly.
Voveran SR 75 Tablet is a pain-relieving medicine. It is used to treat pain, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and acute musculoskeletal injuries. It is commonly used in back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, sprains, and spasms.
Voveran SR 75 Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It should be taken with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. Inform your doctor if you have any history of heart disease or stroke.
The most common side effects of this medicine include edema, nausea, headache, dizziness, vomiting, constipation, itching, flatulence, pain in extremity, and indigestion. Your doctor may also regularly monitor your kidney function, liver function, and levels of blood components if you are taking this medicine for long-term treatment. Long-term use may lead to serious complications such as stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
USES OF VOVERAN TABLET PR
- Pain relief
BENEFITS OF VOVERAN TABLET PR
In Pain relief
Voveran SR 75 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is used for short-term relief of pain, inflammation, and swelling in conditions that affect joints and muscles. It works by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that tell us we have pain. It can help relieve pain in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Take it as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. Do not take more or longer than needed as that can be dangerous. In general, you should take the lowest dose that works, for the shortest possible time. This will help you to go about your daily activities more easily and have a better, more active, quality of life.
SIDE EFFECTS OF VOVERAN TABLET PR
Common side effects of Voveran SR 75
- Edema (swelling)
- Pain in extremities
HOW TO USE VOVERAN TABLET PR
HOW VOVERAN TABLET PR WORKS
Voveran SR 75 Tablet may cause headaches, blurred vision, dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. This may affect your ability to drive.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended in patients with liver disease if this medicine is to be taken for a long time.