About Voltaren

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About Voltaren

Medicinal form

Tablets coated with prolonged action.


Active ingredient: diclofenac;

Pharmacotherapeutic group

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and antirheumatic drugs.


Reduction of pain and inflammation of various degrees at different conditions, including:

  • pathology of joints: rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, acute gout attacks;
  • acute musculoskeletal disorders, such as periarthritis (for example, shoulder-palpation periarthritis), tendonitis, tendovaginitis, bursitis;
  • other pathological conditions caused by trauma, including fractures, lumbar pain, stretching, dislocation, orthopedic, dental and other minor surgical interventions.

Method of administration and dosage

The drug should be used in the least effective doses for the shortest period of time, taking into account the treatment problem in each patient.
The recommended starting dose of the drug for adults is 75-150 mg per day.
If the symptoms of the disease are most pronounced during the night or in the morning, Voltaren should be used in the evening. The daily dose of the drug should not exceed 150 mg. Pills should be swallowed whole without chewing, scalded with liquid, preferably during meals.

Elderly patients: No clinically significant changes in pharmacokinetics were observed in the use of Voltaren in elderly patients. However, for elderly patients, NSAIDs should be used with extreme caution, as they are more prone to adverse reactions.

Children: Voltaren is contraindicated for the treatment of children due to the high content of the active substance in the tablet.


There is no typical clinical picture of an overdose of diclofenac. Symptoms of an overdose of diclofenac include headache, nausea, epigastric pain, vomiting, gastrointestinal bleeding, diarrhea, dizziness, disorientation, coma, drowsiness, excitement, ear cramps, convulsions. In case of significant poisoning, acute renal failure and liver damage are possible.

Expiration date

Three years.

Potential Voltaren side effects may include:







Voltaren used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Donald W. Lenard says:
    2.5 rating

    Perforation of the colon.

  2. Nina G. Connors says:
    4.0 rating

    after only a few days increased fatigue, blood pressure crisis up to 270/170 mm HG, upper abdominal pain, (gastroscopy brought no finding), after 3 weeks constant vomiting, ALL liver values were greatly increased, eg GGT almost 600), sonografically a liver and pancreas edema was determined , even after discontinuation of the drug, the symptoms persisted for weeks, the liver values have improved only very slowly, I also have an intolerance to all mild painkillers trained, only acetaminophen and opiates are tolerated in all other painkillers it comes immediately back to blood pressure , the liver values are rising again strongly. Unfortunately, after an unsuccessful dental treatment, I got an upper jaw osteomyelitis, which has meanwhile progressed to the sphenoid bone and is simply unstoppable. Since the trigeminal nerve is also badly damaged, I rely on pain medication, take z.Z. Jurnista 64mg 2Tbl and Lyrica 2x 150mg, however, have the feeling that Jurnista shows little effect or is not properly absorbed. For example, tilidine had no effect on me either. The best pain relief I initially had with Tramal, unfortunately, after about 2 years, the maximum dose was no longer sufficient. Is there a pain medication that is based on the action of Tramal, just stronger? That I probably have no teeth in 2-3 years, I have almost resigned myself, but not with the fact that I must sit motionless on the couch, because any slightest movement or nuisance further aggravates the pain or as under the current medication whimpering, sitting there, and holding a pillow in front of my face after major movements, so that my screams are not heard like that. I’m grateful for every tip Jule

    Side effects: Vomit; Fatigue
  3. Marie H. Locke says:
    2.0 rating

    Voltaren for Intervertebral discs-op; Disc prolapse

    After diagnosis BSV Voltaren (1xtgl.) Was prescribed in addition to IbuHexal, Voltaren helped initially well after about 3 weeks stomach pain that has increased, drug had to be discontinued then.

    Side effects: Stomach pain
  4. Lisa J. Miller says:
    4.0 rating

    Voltaren for Intervertebral discs-op; Pain (acute)

    I have become accustomed to take the medication only in pain, but then more regularly, about 1 week about. Right now I have knee pain again with Verd. a. Effusion. then I take on the day 1x 2 Tbl. When deterioration 3×2 Voltaren resinate. But then I get stomach aches more easily, and then I have to resort to an omeprazole again. If my intervertebral discs become noticeable, then only ibuprofen 800 and lumbar intervertebral discs will help me. Best before going to bed in the evening. Then you can sleep well

    Side effects: Stomach pain
  5. Noel H. Davis says:
    2.5 rating

    Voltaren for Sciatica

    Voltaren Dolo with Diclofenac is especially well suited to sciatica syndrome. The tolerability is bearable, where you should avoid any alcohol, drinking chamomile tea is also recommended. I do not think it makes sense to take Voltaren for more than a week. Preferably continue with ammonium chloratum C9 3 times three tablets per day. In extreme cases, take Voltaren every 2 days and ammonium chloratum C9 in between.

    Side effects: No side effects
  6. Mary A. Garrett says:
    3.0 rating

    Voltaren for Sleep disorders

    Since I had two years of mad pain in the right shoulder, I had to take Volaren … actually pointless. Only after the 2 years, a resident orthopedic surgeon prescribed me the right treatment. Namely …….. MOVEMENT and not non-stop this gentle shoulder. Since then no or very little pain !!!

  7. Patrice J. Victor says:
    4.0 rating

    Voltaren for Sleep disorders; Pain (back)

    I have been taking these medications for over 2 years and would like to say that I have had no side effects so far. Unfortunately, my LWS damage do not conjure up.As I have a sedentary activity, I often get aches and pains, which are alleviated by targeted physiotherapy again.

    Side effects: No side effects
  8. Karen D. Sthilaire says:
    3.5 rating

    Voltaren for Bands stretch

    I sprained my ankle; profilactisch gave my husband me a Voltaren so that it does not swell and pass the pain. Big mistake! I had severe diarrhea with merciless stomach cramps! It should be mentioned that I have a very sensitive gastrointestinal system … After a long consideration for the source of infection came to me the memory that my husband had the same side effects after several days of taking Voltaren! This stuff does not come in the house!

    Side effects: Stomach cramps; Diarrhea
  9. Dolores J. Hinds says:
    4.0 rating

    Voltaren for Bands stretch

    I fell over and my ankle swelled up. At the emergency service, they smeared and connected my foot with Voltaren. It started itching after a short time. When I took off the bandage the next day, it showed a deep red severe skin reaction with severe itching, which was also noticeable on the whole body. I then went back to the emergency doctor who had treated me, and he said that would happen before in response to Voltaren. Today after a week, the skin is still red at this point and flakes off. Also, I have an itch on the body, hardly diminishing. I will never take it anymore and I can not recommend it, at least not if you are allergic to it. The problem is that this only turns out afterwards.

    Side effects: Itching rash
  10. Pearl A. Weems says:
    3.0 rating

    Voltaren for Migraine; Depression

    Voltaren: No side effects for me. The drug does not help me to solve my problems, but to handle it better in everyday life. Topamax Migraine: No side effects for me.

    Side effects: No side effects
  11. Robert H. Cueva says:
    2.5 rating

    Voltaren for Inflammation

    Application for 8 years, age 70, no other findings, no other permanent medication, blood pressure, heart all normal; no side effects observed.

    Side effects: No side effects
  12. Sonia M. Yang says:
    4.5 rating

    Voltaren for Inflammation

    Inflammation in the wrist, Voltaren prescribed 1 in the morning, 1 in the evening. Well tolerated at first, then abdominal pain and diarrhea. Since last night (6day) shortness of breath, tablets deposed immediately. Until now still short of breath, as if you have too little air, every 10-20 seconds, I have to breathe deeply, otherwise I get no air. Everything was checked by the doctor today, everything was fine. Now hope that it goes away.

  13. Christopher A. Burris says:
    4.0 rating

    Voltaren for Gout

    Had on 24.12.2009 my first gout attack. Classic in the toggle joint. Have only been on 28.12.2009 from my Hausaurzt Voltaren Resinat prescribed. After swallowing the first tablet, a 70% pain relief occurred within a few hours. The swelling fell rapidly in the next few days. On the 30.12.2009 I was able to put on a real shoe again for the first time. Will the 20er package still completely exhausted. I had no side effects until today

    Side effects: No side effects
  14. Thomas E. Gandy says:
    4.5 rating

    Voltaren for Gout

    From the age of 50, from time to time, I have had a gout attack, I have certainly had minor attacks of gout, but at that time I did not yet know that it could be gout! My first three attacks of gout were still treated with colchicine at that time, so that the symptoms were eliminated, but then I got extremely strong diarrhea, accompanied by excessive vomiting, so that every time I feel like it’s coming to an end! I know Voltaren since my 4th Gout attack, mainly as a 50mg tablet, which I also take preventively when a gout attack announces! Normally, after 3-5 days (5-10x50mg), I can stop taking the pills again, which I never abruptly do, I simply extend the interval between doses, always paying attention to how the diseased joint behaves. This time, just in time for the Christmas delicacy, I once again had something in the big toe, which I brought with 50mg Voltaren tablets but immediately under control. Unfortunately, but then I dropped the tablets too early and the Zipperlein now began to train properly, the inflammation had over night, starting from the big toe, swell the whole foot and so I had to use again Voltaren, a total of 10 so I came Days at 20x50mg. On the 11th day I got diarrhea (3x thin like water) on the 12th day again then everything was back to normal. Since I know Voltaren (about 10 years) I have never had side effects in this strength. In any case, I’m glad that there are Voltaren tablets, because they helped me already, as my hiking holiday due to ankle injuries would actually have ended, they brought pain relief, Abschwelung the joint (so that the shoe fits ) and healing of the ankle without having to do without the hikes. Attention, I take Voltaren tablets, as I do with other medications, of course, never longer time without consulting my doctor!

    Side effects: Diarrhea
  15. Wendy L. Monsour says:
    1.0 rating

    Voltaren for Muscle tenseness; A headache

    Approximately 2 hours after taking the drug, severe stomach pain (spasmodic) occurred.

    Side effects: Stomach pain
  16. Dianne A. Lipp says:
    3.0 rating

    Voltaren for Muscle tenseness

    I take as rarely as possible, if necessary, one to eat. Otherwise stomach ache.

    Side effects: Stomach pain