Voltaren (Diclofenac Potassium)
What is Voltaren (Diclofenac Potassium) used for?
Voltaren (Diclofenac Potassium) is a type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID, which is commonly used to treat inflammation and pain occurring as a result of conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis and arthritis. It is also effective in treating muscular aches, back pain, dental pain, menstrual pain and sports injuries.
How should I use Voltaren (Diclofenac Potassium)?
Voltaren (Diclofenac Potassium) tablets should be taken with a glass of water. It is important to consult your physician before taking this drug, so that the correct dosage can be prescribed, as the dosage varies for each patient depending on the severity of the condition being treated. Patients should be aware that it may take up to 2 weeks for the full benefits of this drug to be noticed.
What are the side effects of Voltaren (Diclofenac Potassium)?
Some side effects which have been reported by patients taking Voltaren (Diclofenac Potassium) include:
Patients should immediately consult their physician if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if any other more serious side effects occur, such as pain in the chest, breathlessness, an increase in weight, severe nausea, yellowing of the eyes or skin or fever.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Voltaren (Diclofenac Potassium). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.