VOLTAREN-50 (Diclofenac sod-50mg)
Take diclofenac tablets by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Swallow tablets whole with a full glass of water; take tablets in an upright or sitting position. Do not crush or chew tablets. Taking a sip of water first,before taking the tablets, may help you swallow them.
Take Diclofenac extended-release tablets with food. Take your doses at regular intervals.Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children.
Let your prescriber or health care professional know if your pain continues,do not take with other pain-killers without advice. If you get flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, muscle aches and pains),call your prescriber or health care professional; do not treat yourself. To reduce unpleasant effects on your throat and stomach, take diclofenac with a full glass of water and never just before lying down. If you notice black, tarry stools or experience severe stomach pain and/or vomit blood or what looks like coffee grounds,notify your health care prescriber immediately. If you are taking medicines that affect the clotting of your blood, such as aspirin or blood thinners such
as Coumadin, talk to your health care provider or prescriber before taking this medicine.You may get dizzy. Do not drive,use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how diclofenac affects you. Do not sit or stand up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.Do not smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol; these increase irritation to your stomach and can make it more susceptible to damage from diclofenac. If you are going to have surgery, tell your prescriber or health care professional that you are taking diclofenac.Diclofenac can cause you to bleed more easily. Problems can arise if you need dental work, and in the day to day care of your teeth. Try to avoid damage to your teeth and gums when you brush or floss your teeth. It is especially important not to use diclofenac during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless specifically directed to do so by your health care provider. Diclofenac may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.