VOVERAN SR (Diclofenac) 75mg

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What is Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR)?
Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) is in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis.Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) powder (Cambia) is used to treat a migraine headache attack. Do not use this medication to treat a cluster headache. Cambia will only treat a headache that has already begun. It will not prevent headaches or reduce the number of attacks.Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.


Important information about Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR)
Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) can increase your risk of life-threatening heart or circulation problems, including heart attack or stroke. This risk will increase the longer you use Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR). Do not use this medicine just before or after having heart bypass surgery (also called coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).Seek emergency medical help if you have symptoms of heart or circulation problems, such as chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, or problems with vision or balance.Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) can also increase your risk of serious effects on the stomach or intestines, including bleeding or perforation (forming of a hole). These conditions can be fatal and gastrointestinal effects can occur without warning at any time while you are taking Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR). Older adults may have an even greater risk of these serious gastrointestinal side effects.Call your doctor at once if you have symptoms of bleeding in your stomach or intestines. This includes black, bloody, or tarry stools, or coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.Do not use any other over-the-counter cold, allergy, or pain medication without first asking your doctor or pharmacist. Many medicines available over the counter contain aspirin or other medicines similar to Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) (such as ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen). If you take certain products together you may accidentally take too much of this type of medication. Read the label of any other medicine you are using to see if it contains aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen. Do not drink alcohol while taking Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR). Alcohol can increase the risk of stomach bleeding caused by Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR).


Before taking Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR)
Taking an NSAID such as Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) can increase your risk of life-threatening heart or circulation problems, including heart attack or stroke. This risk will increase the longer you use an NSAID. Do not use Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) just before or after having heart bypass surgery (also called coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).NSAIDs can also increase your risk of serious effects on the stomach or intestines, including bleeding or perforation (forming of a hole). These conditions can be fatal and gastrointestinal effects can occur without warning at any time while you are taking an NSAID. Older adults may have an even greater risk of these serious gastrointestinal side effects.Do not use this medication if you are allergic to Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR), or if you have a history of allergic reaction to aspirin or other NSAIDs.If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR):a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot;heart disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure;a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding;liver or kidney disease, asthma;polyps in your nose;a bleeding or blood clotting disorder; orif you smoke.FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Taking Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) during the last 3 months of pregnancy may harm the unborn baby. Do not take Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) during pregnancy unless your doctor has told you to. Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Do not give this medicine to a child without the advice of a doctor.


How should I take Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR)?
Take Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.If you switch brands of Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR), your dose needs may change. Follow your doctor's instructions about how much medicine to take.Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow the pill whole. It is specially made to release medicine slowly in the body. Breaking the pill would cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.Dissolve the Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) powder (Cambia) with 1 to 2 ounces of water. Do not use any other type of liquid. Stir this mixture and drink all of it right away. Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) powder works best if you take it on an empty stomach.Call your doctor if your headache does not completely go away after taking Cambia. Do not take a second dose of Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) powder without your doctor's advice.Do not crush, chew, or break an enteric-coated pill. Swallow the pill whole. The enteric-coated pill has a special coating to protect your stomach. Breaking the pill could damage this coating.If you take Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) for a long period of time, your liver function may need to be checked with blood tests on a regular basis. Do not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.
 


Store Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) at room temperature away from moisture and heat.


What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
 


What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR). Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, drowsiness, black or bloody stools, coughing up blood, shallow breathing, and fainting.


What should I avoid while taking Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR)?
Do not use any other over-the-counter cold, allergy, or pain medication without first asking your doctor or pharmacist. Many medicines available over the counter contain aspirin or other medicines similar to Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) (such as ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen). If you take certain products together you may accidentally take too much of this type of medication. Read the label of any other medicine you are using to see if it contains aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen. Do not drink alcohol while taking Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR). Alcohol can increase the risk of stomach bleeding caused by Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR). Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight. Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) may increase the sensitivity of the skin to sunlight. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when exposure to the sun is unavoidable.


Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) side effects
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 taking Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) and seek medical attention or call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: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 all;nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness; orneck stiffness, chills, increased sensitivity to light, purple spots on the skin, and/or seizure (convulsions).


Less serious Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) side effects may include:
upset stomach, mild heartburn or stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas;dizziness, headache, nervousness;skin itching or rash;blurred vision; orringing in your ears.This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. 


What other drugs will affect Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR)?
Tell your doctor if you are taking an antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), duloxetine (Cymbalta), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), or venlafaxine (Effexor). Taking any of these drugs with Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) may cause you to bruise or bleed easily.Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune);lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);diuretics (water pills) such as furosemide (Lasix).steroids (prednisone and others);aspirin or other NSAIDs such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) (Cataflam, Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), nabumetone (Relafen), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and others; oran ACE inhibitor such as benazepril (Lotensin), enalapril (Vasotec), fosinopril (Monopril), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), and others.This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR). Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.



Generic Name Diclofenac
Search Name Voltarol SR Brand 75mg TAB
Supply Name VOVERAN SR
Brand Generic BRAND NAME
Presentation Foil in Box
Dosage TAB
USA Brand Voltarol SR
Manufacture Novartis India
Strength 75mg
Search Terms Voltarol SR ,VOVERAN SR ,Diclofenac
Origin India

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For the Consumer

Applies to diclofenac: oral capsule, oral capsule liquid filled, oral powder for solution, oral tablet, oral tablet enteric coated, oral tablet extended release

Along with its needed effects, diclofenac may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking diclofenac:

More common
- Abdominal or stomach bloating, burning, cramping, or pain
- belching
- bloody or black, tarry stools
- cloudy urine
- constipation
- decrease in urine output or decrease in urine-concentrating ability
- diarrhea
- dizziness
- feeling of indigestion
- headache
- increased bleeding time
- itching skin
- loss of appetite
- nausea and vomiting
- pain in the chest below the breastbone
- pale skin
- rash
- severe stomach pain
- swelling
- troubled breathing with exertion
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
- weight loss

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking diclofenac:

Symptoms of overdose
- Agitation
- blurred vision
- change in the ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow
- change in consciousness
- confusion
- depression
- difficult or troubled breathing
- hives
- hostility
- insomnia
- irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
- irritability
- loss of consciousness
- muscle twitching
- nervousness
- pain or discomfort in the chest, upper stomach, or throat
- pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
- puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- rapid weight gain
- seizures
- shortness of breath
- sleepiness
- slow or fast heartbeat
- stupor
- swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
- tightness in the chest
- unusual drowsiness, dullness, or feeling of sluggishness
- wheezing

Some side effects of diclofenac may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common
- Bloated, full feeling
- continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
- excess air or gas in stomach or intestines
- hearing loss
- lack or loss of strength
- passing gas
USUAL ADULT DOSE FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS

Diclofenac: 50 mg orally 2 to 3 times a day or 75 mg orally twice a day. Doses greater than 150 mg/day are not recommended for osteoarthritis.

Diclofenac Extended-release: 100 mg orally once a day.

USUAL ADULT DOSE FOR ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS

Diclofenac Sodium: 25 mg orally 4 times a day. An additional 25 mg dose may be administered at bedtime, if necessary.

USUAL ADULT DOSE FOR DYSMENORRHEA

Diclofenac Potassium: 50 mg orally 3 times a day. In some patients an initial dose of 100 mg of diclofenac potassium, followed by 50 mg doses, will provide better relief. After the first day, the total daily dose should generally not exceed 150 mg.

Diclofenac Potassium liquid filled capsules (Zipsor[R]) are only approved by the FDA for mild to moderate acute pain. The dosage for this product is 25 mg orally 4 times a day.

USUAL ADULT DOSE FOR PAIN

Diclofenac Potassium: 50 mg orally 3 times a day. In some patients an initial dose of 100 mg of diclofenac potassium, followed by 50 mg doses, will provide better relief. After the first day, the total daily dose should generally not exceed 150 mg.

Diclofenac Potassium liquid filled capsules (Zipsor[R]) are only approved by the FDA for mild to moderate acute pain. The dosage for this product is 25 mg orally 4 times a day.

USUAL ADULT DOSE FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

Diclofenac: 50 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day or 75 mg orally twice a day.

Diclofenac Extended-release: 100 mg orally once a day.

Doses greater than 225 mg/day are not recommended for rheumatoid arthritis.

USUAL ADULT DOSE FOR MIGRAINE

For acute treatment of migraine without aura:

Diclofenac potassium for oral solution packets: Mix one packet (50 mg) with 1 to 2 ounces (30 to 60 mL) water in a cup and drink immediately.

USUAL PEDIATRIC DOSE FOR PAIN

Children: 2 to 3 mg/kg/day orally in divided doses 2 to 4 times daily
Maximum dose: 200 mg daily.

RENAL DOSE ADJUSTMENTS

Data not available

LIVER DOSE ADJUSTMENTS

Data not available

DOSE ADJUSTMENTS

In patients weighing less than 60 kg, or where the severity of the disease, concomitant medication, or other diseases warrant, the maximum recommended total daily dose should be reduced.

PRECAUTIONS

Different formulations of diclofenac may not be bioequivalent even if the milligram strength is the same. Therefore, it is not possible to convert from one diclofenac formulation to another.

Diclofenac potassium for oral solution packets contain aspartame equivalent to phenylalanine 25 mg per packet.

According to the manufacturer, safety and effectiveness of diclofenac in pediatric patients (less than 18 years of age) have not been established.

DIALYSIS

Data not available

OTHER COMMENTS

If no improvement is seen within 2 to 4 weeks of therapy, an alternative NSAID should be considered.

Because serious hepatotoxicity may not be preceded by characteristic syndromes, it is recommended that liver function tests be monitored periodically during therapy.

Diclofenac potassium for oral solution packets are not indicated for the prophylactic therapy of migraine, and safety and effectiveness have not been established for cluster headache, which is present in an older, predominately male population.

Do not mix diclofenac potassium for oral solution packets with liquids other than water.

Taking diclofenac potassium for oral solution packets with food may cause a reduction in effectiveness compared to taking it on an empty stomach.

Diclofenac potassium for oral solution packets should only be taken as a single dose. Safety and effectiveness of a second dose have not been established.