- Acetylsalicylic Acid
- Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride
- Diclofenac Diethylamine
- Drotaverine–Mefenamic Acid
- Halobetasol Propionate
- Ipratropium Bromide–Albuterol/Salbutamol
- Ketorolac Tromethamine
- Loteprednol Etabonate
- Mefenamic Acid
- Sodium Cromoglycate/Cromolyn
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Voltaren* used for?
Generic for Voltaren* (Diclofenac) is prescribed for the treatment of mild-to-moderate pain and inflammation caused by a number of conditions including arthritis, menstrual periods, and so on. This medicine belongs to a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which work by reducing certain substances that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
Diclofenac eye drops is used to treat pain, swelling, and sensitivity to light caused by certain eye surgeries. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Voltaren*?
The dosage of Generic for Voltaren* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Voltaren* tablet by mouth with a full glass of water.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Voltaren*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Generic for Voltaren* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Voltaren*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Voltaren*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Voltaren*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Voltaren*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Voltaren*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Voltaren* can interact with other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, ACE inhibitors, blood thinners, and anti-platelet drugs.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Voltaren*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Voltaren* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Voltaren* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Voltaren* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Voltaren* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Voltaren* tablet can cause side effects such as constipation, upset stomach, heartburn, dizziness, ringing in the ears, bloating, and headache. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are chest pain, shortness of breath, seizures, slurred speech, and sudden changes in vision.
Diclofenac eye drops can cause side effects such as eye redness, itching, burning, or stinging.
This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Voltaren*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Voltaren*?
Is it possible for me to use Generic for Voltaren* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Generic for Voltaren*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Voltaren*?
How will Generic for Voltaren* work in my body?
How should Generic for Voltaren* be used?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Voltaren* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before using Generic for Voltaren*, tell your doctor if you have blood disorder, ulcer, liver disease, kidney disease, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Also, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. While using this medicine, limit intake of alcohol. Avoid prolonged exposure to sun.