|Active substance||Diclofenac Sodium|
|US Brand||Voltaren CR|
|IN Brand||Voveran SR|
|Strength||50mg / 100 mg|
|Form release||blister 10 tablets|
|Shipping time||7 – 18 days (Depending from the Country)|
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DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Diclofenac belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that are used for the treatment of mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation. Other members of this class include ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), nabumetone (Relafen), naproxen (Aleve) and several others. NSAIDs work by reducing the production of prostaglandins, chemicals that cause pain, fever and inflammation. NSAIDs block the enzyme that makes prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase), resulting in lower production of prostaglandins. As a consequence, inflammation, pain and fever are reduced. Since the response to different NSAIDs varies from patient to patient, it is not unusual for a doctor to try different NSAIDs for any given condition. The FDA approved diclofenac in July 1998.
PRESCRIBED FOR: Diclofenac is used primarily for the treatment of inflammation and pain caused by conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. It also is effective in treating soft tissue inflammation that causes tendinitis and bursitis, and for treating dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps).
- The usual dose of diclofenac is 25 or 50 milligrams every 8 hours.
- Always take your diclofenac exactly as your doctor has told you. The pharmacy label on your medicine will tell you how much diclofenac to take, how often to take it, and any special instructions.
Common Side Effects of Diclofenac:
Although these side effects of diclofenac are more common, they may be very serious. Stop taking diclofenac and tell your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Stomach problems, including gas, bloating, pain, cramping, constipation, and diarrhea
- Upset stomach and/or bleeding in your stomach, esophagus, or intestines
- Headache and ringing in the ears
Serious Side Effects
Stop taking diclofenac and get immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following:
- Liver damage or inflammation of the liver (watch for yellowing or graying of the skin or eyes, swelling of the abdomen or lower extremities)
- Low blood pressure (one sign of low blood pressure is dizziness when getting up to stand)
- Blood disorders, such as low platelet count, decreased hemoglobin, and decreased bone marrow activity
- Congestive heart failure (watch for swelling in your lower limbs, shortness of breath, trouble walking normal distances’, extra tiredness)
- Severe and potentially life-threatening skin reactions, such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis (tell your doctor about any skin abnormalities; get emergency medical help right away if you have any dramatic or severe skin reactions)
Rare Side Effects
In severe cases, diclofenac may cause a deadly liver condition known as fatal fulminant hepatitis.
Get medical help if you have any yellowing or graying of the skin or eyes, if your lower extremities or abdomen is swelling, if you are extra sleepy, or become confused.