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Drugs Info of Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Voltaren-XR, Zipsor
Drugs Details
  • Drugs Type  : FDA
  • Date : 18th Jan 2015 11:39 pm
  • Brand Name : Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Voltaren-XR, Zipsor
  • Generic Name : diclofenac (Pronunciation: dye KLOE fen ak)
Descriptions

Voltaren® (diclofenac sodium enteric-coated tablets) is a benzene-acetic acid derivative. Voltaren (diclofenac sodium) is available as delayed-release (enteric-coated) tablets of 75 mg (light pink) for oral administration. The chemical name is 2-[(2,6-dichlorophenyl)amino] benzeneacetic acid, monosodium salt. The molecular weight is 318.14. Its molecular formula is C14H10Cl2NNaO2, and it has the following structural formula

 

Voltaren®
 (diclofenac sodium) Structural Formula Illustration

The inactive ingredients in Voltaren (diclofenac sodium) include: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, iron oxide, lactose, magnesium stearate, methacrylic acid copolymer, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, povidone, propylene glycol, sodium hydroxide, sodium starch glycolate, talc, titanium dioxide.

What are the possible side effects of diclofenac (Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Voltaren-XR, Zipsor)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using diclofenac and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;
  • black, bloody, or tarry stools;
  • coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
  • swelling or rapid weight gain, urinating less than usual or not at...

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What are the precautions when taking diclofenac sodium (Voltaren)?

Before taking diclofenac, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to aspirin or other NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: asthma (including a history of worsening breathing after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs), bleeding or clotting problems, heart disease (such as previous heart attack), high blood pressure, liver disease, growths in the nose (nasal polyps), stomach/intestinal/esophagus problems (such as bleeding, ulcers, recurring heartburn), stroke.

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This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Indications

Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of Voltaren® (diclofenac sodium enteric-coated tablets) and other treatment options before deciding to use Voltaren (diclofenac sodium) . Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals (see WARNINGS).

Voltaren (diclofenac sodium) is indicated:

  • For relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis
  • For relief of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
  • For acute or long-term use in the relief of signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis

Dosage Administration

Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of Voltaren® (diclofenac sodium) (diclofenac sodium enteric-coated tablets) and other treatment options before deciding to use Voltaren (diclofenac sodium) . Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals (see WARNINGS).

After observing the response to initial therapy with Voltaren (diclofenac sodium) , the dose and frequency should be adjusted to suit an individual patient's needs.

For the relief of osteoarthritis, the recommended dosage is 100-150 mg/day in divided doses (50 mg b.i.d. or t.i.d., or 75 mg b.i.d.).

For the relief of rheumatoid arthritis, the recommended dosage is 150-200 mg/day in divided doses (50 mg t.i.d. or q.i.d., or 75 mg b.i.d.).

For the relief of ankylosing spondylitis, the recommended dosage is 100-125 mg/day, administered as 25 mg q.i.d., with an extra 25-mg dose at bedtime if necessary.

Different formulations of diclofenac [Voltaren® (diclofenac sodium enteric-coated tablets); Voltaren®-XR (diclofenac sodium extended-release tablets); Cataflam® (diclofenac potassium immediate-release tablets)] are not necessarily bioequivalent even if the milligram strength is the same.

How Supplied

Voltaren® (diclofenac sodium enteric-coated tablets)

75 mg - light pink, biconvex, triangular-shaped, enteric-coated tablets (imprinted VOLTAREN (diclofenac sodium) 75 on one side in black ink)

Bottles of 100.................................................NDC 0028-0264-01

Do not store above 30°C (86°F). Protect from moisture.

Dispense in tight container (USP).

REV: February 2011. Manufactured by: Mova Pharmaceuticals Corporation Caguas, Puerto Rico 00726. Distributed by: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation East Hanover, NJ 07936


This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Side Effects

In patients taking Voltaren® (diclofenac sodium enteric-coated tablets), or other NSAIDs, the most frequently reported adverse experiences occurring in approximately 1%-10% of patients are:

Gastrointestinal experiences including: abdominal pain, constipation,

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