About Voltaren

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Rating: 2.9 Reviews: 95
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. Lynn D. Fletcher says:
    2.5 rating

    Gained within a few hours after ingestion slight nausea which resulted in apetitus to gastrointestinal cramps, later diarrhea and vomiting. Since then, wait for improvement (2 days).

  2. Ruthie H. Connolly says:
    3.0 rating

    Voltaren for Tendonitis

    Have taken the drug wg tendonitis (where it has helped in principle), the treatment broke off after 9 days (instead of 14). Despite stomach protection: stomach / intestinal pain, constipation, pain during bowel movements

  3. Kevin M. Marchand says:
    1.0 rating

    Voltaren for Pain (back)

    During a mountain hike tour stronger back pain occurred (cold). I then took one tablet of the drug. A short time later, there was considerable muscle pain in both thighs, which made it almost impossible for me to continue climbing. Extreme energy loss and big mouth dryness were other symptoms. Only with a minimum residual energy did I reach the valley late at night.

    Side effects: Muscle aches
  4. Nicholas D. Kennedy says:
    4.5 rating

    Voltaren for Pain (joint); Pain (acute)

    Will report here only briefly that I noticed is that the effect of Voltaren Dolo 12.5 mg (occasionally take 1-2 Tbl. Joint pain, etc.) significantly increases when I take 10 mg during Pollensäison in summer loratadine! I need usually 2 per Tbl without loratadine. Voltaren Dolo (all about 8-12 h) to achieve a good effect, rich with concomitant administration of loratadine about half doses (depending only 1 Tbl. Voltaren Dolo 12.5 mg!) to achieve the same analgesic effect! Conversely I had when taking a 50 mg dose of Voltaren (gastro-resistant. Dragee) with simultaneous treatment with loratadine strong gastrointestinal side effects such as severe dyspepsia and slight difficulty concentrating observed (which no loratadine was not the case), which probably indicates an overdose. I strongly suspect that the concurrent administration of loratadine (= & gt; influencing the first-pass effect in the liver) the inclusion of diclofenac in the large circulation significantly increased so that the dose of diclofenac (eg Voltaren) with concurrent administration of loratadine can / should be about halved to avoid unnecessarily strong side effects. If you know this and respected, so you save both unnecessary side effects and even cost one (= & gt; what I currently use to the full satisfaction for myself), so I want to give this observation here. It must not be that patients with diclofenac supplements are exposed to unnecessary risks when taking loratadine; Incidentally, find Voltaren dolo 12.5 mg (diclofenac – potassium) for muscle and joint pain, etc. at the right (moderate) dosage super (well tolerated and well effective)! Yours sincerely U. Harm ============================================ ======================================

    Side effects: Muscle aches
  5. Pearl W. Mullins says:
    3.0 rating

    Voltaren for Disc prolapse

    For me prescribed in case of disc pain and after intervertebral disk surgery, little effect, side effect: massive diarrhea, gastrointestinal disturbances with pain, nausea, weakness, circulatory disorders.

    Side effects: Weakness; Nausea; Diarrhea
  6. Steven B. Foster says:
    3.0 rating

    Voltaren for Disc prolapse

    Have been around 1 week repeatedly in a depressed mood, loss of appetite, fears, trembling, sweating, nausea, … Therefore, I read only then in the side effects of the drug Voltaren. And behold, all my side effects are mentioned here !!! Therefore I do not take the medicine since yesterday !!! (also in coordination with my doctor) Hope the side effects soon after !!! ??? !!! How long do I have to expect these side effects? They really make me ready !!! How long does the active ingredient stay in the body? Could it be that you also have to go through a kind of withdrawal?

    Side effects: Anorexia; Tremble; Sweats; Nausea
  7. Kathryn E. Thomas says:
    2.0 rating

    Voltaren for Disc prolapse

    Sore throat, swollen glands on the neck, sometimes chills. if i take this medicine only for 3 days it works wonderfully, but afterwards the side effects start

    Side effects: Chills
  8. Elma J. Wolfe says:
    4.5 rating

    After 10 days of taking Voltaren resinate (2 tablets daily), stomach pains and cramps, nausea, heartburn, diarrhea started. Although I took 1 tbl. Of omeprazole. At first I thought it was Gallen OP, but after googling the symptoms I came to the Voltaren. Today, two days after weaning, the symptoms are slowly getting better. – Never again VOLTAREN !!!

  9. Patricia K. Gerdes says:
    1.0 rating

    I had a terrible rash all over my body later on my face too, cortisone had to get better after 4 days

    Side effects: Skin rash
  10. Loretta P. Ellison says:
    2.0 rating

    Rash – blisters starting from the hands spreads slowly over arms. Even after discontinuation of the medication. Stomach problems.

    Side effects: Skin rash; Stomach complaints
  11. Danny M. McCray says:
    4.0 rating

    Voltaren for Disc prolapse

    After 3 days of taking Voltaren Resinat, I had to go to the hospital with the ambulance for a circulatory collapse. The whole thing started with hot flashes, tremors, panic attacks, tachycardia until the collapse. At the hospital, I was told that it was a reaction to the drug diclofenac. After 24 hours observation and the deposition of Voltaren Resinat everything was ok again. My family doctor’s research has also shown that this reaction was triggered by the active ingredient diclofenac.

  12. Walter D. McCune says:
    3.5 rating

    Voltaren for Disc prolapse

    Have a fresh herniated disc and have taken because of the pain and swelling Voltaren Resinat for 2 days. On day 2 severe stomach intestinal pain began with very high chair frequency (diarrhea). After discontinued continued to have 24 hours complaints. Have taken to Voltaren still pantozole, which unfortunately did not help.

  13. William A. Macpherson says:
    2.5 rating

    Voltaren for Disc prolapse

    It has always helped very well against my spinal disc problems. Unfortunately, it has repeatedly caused a (slight) depression for me. In addition, I tolerate it, if at all, only with taking omeprazole to protect the stomach. Nevertheless, I realize how it causes stomach problems.

  14. Shelby G. Sullivan says:
    4.0 rating

    I had used Voltaren Resinat 75mg years ago because I had such extreme menstrual pain that Ibu and Paracetamol did not respond and I was in no position to do anything but embryonic. And it was the miracle cure, all the pain was gone, I had no problems. I had almost no pain and bleeding after the onset of hormone prone. Then she was removed after 4 years, as she turned out to be the cause of my now-existing depression (but that’s again its own horror story). Bleeding and especially pain were quickly back to a known extent. Have Voltaren Resinat 75mg taken for 3 days, 1-2 tablets / day, as needed. At first I only had an uncomfortable feeling in the stomach intestine area, then it came to a constant feeling of fullness with flatulence. On the third day began the abdominal cramping, coupled with a constipation. Since I had given my husband a tablet for toothache, and then showed him similar symptoms, I thought of a connection. I then took the leaflet to hand and then researched on the Internet about the active ingredient diclofenac. Immediately switched to Ibu, because the worst menstrual pain had also improved and also told my husband, he should better take no more Voltaren. One day after weaning it was even worst. Nausea, loss of appetite, pounding headache, abdominal cramping comparable to labor, bloating, diarrhea, blood in the stool. My husband, after only one tablet, was similar. Today, three days after the last dose, it is much better. But still pharyngeal abdominal cramps, fortunately no longer quite so violent, coupled with nausea and diarrhea. I hope it is over soon and I will not touch the stuff in my life !!!

  15. Linda D. Lawrence says:
    2.0 rating

    Voltaren for Surgery

    Works well and fast, pain in the foot disappear after surgery. Side effects are manifested in nightmares and insomnia. I feel tired and drained.

    Side effects: Insomnia; Fatigue
  16. Mary M. Styron says:
    4.0 rating

    Got Voltaren Resinat from my orthopedist for my foot pain. Unfortunately, the pain is still there and also strong side effects, although I have taken Opremazole. After 7 days of regular intake (twice a day), I had severe stomach pains with cramps that persist to this day (3 days after stopping), fatigue, tiredness and extreme constipation. I can not recommend this medicine and will never take it again. Then love to seek an alternative or inject medication, so they do not burden other organs.