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Generic Voltaren Tablets for Treatment of Arthritis and Inflammatory Conditions

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Generic Voltaren Tablets (Voveran) is used for relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also used for relief of acute or chronic pain states in which there is an inflammatory component as well as for relief of symptoms of menstrual pain.

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Generic Voltaren Tablets for Treatment of Arthritis and Inflammatory Conditions

  1. 1. Generic Voltaren Tablets for Treatment of Arthritis and Inflammatory Conditions © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  2. 2. Generic Voltaren Tablets Generic Voltaren Tablets (Voveran) is used for relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also used for relief of acute or chronic pain states in which there is an inflammatory component. It is available in strengths of 50 mg and 100 mg. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  3. 3. Generic Voltaren Tablets Chemical Structure © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  4. 4. Generic Voltaren Tablets Indications The medication Generic Voltaren (Voveran) is used to treat: Inflammatory and degenerative forms of rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis Relief of acute or chronic pain states in which there is an inflammatory component Symptoms of menstrual pain (period pain). © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  5. 5. Generic Voltaren Tablets Active Ingredient The active ingredient present in Generic Voltaren (Voveran Tablets) is Diclofenac Sodium. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  6. 6. Generic Voltaren Tablets Recommended Adult Dosage The lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals has to be used. For the relief of osteoarthritis, the recommended dosage is 100 mg once a day. For the relief of rheumatoid arthritis, the recommended dosage is 100 mg once a day. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  7. 7. Generic Voltaren Tablets Recommended Adult Dosage For period pain, the usual starting dose is 50 mg to 100 mg per day, beginning as soon as cramps begin and continuing until the pain goes away, but for no longer than 3 days. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  8. 8. Generic Voltaren Tablets Contraindications Generic Voltaren Tablets (Diclofenac Sodium) are contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to diclofenac or any inactive ingredient present in Generic Voltaren (Voveran). Generic Voltaren is contraindicated for the treatment of perioperative pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  9. 9. Generic Voltaren Tablets Contraindications Generic Voltaren should not be given to patients who have experienced asthma, urticaria, or allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs. Severe, rarely fatal, anaphylactic-like reactions to NSAIDs have been reported in such patients. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  10. 10. Generic Voltaren Tablets Warnings And Precautions Cardiovascular Thrombotic Events: Studies have shown that non-selective NSAIDs may be associated with an increased risk of serious cardiovascular events including myocardial infarction and stroke, which may increase with dose or duration of use. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  11. 11. Generic Voltaren Tablets Warnings And Precautions Hypertension: NSAIDs can cause new hypertension or worsen pre-existing hypertension. Patients taking anti-hypertensives with NSAIDs may have an impaired anti-hypertensive response. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  12. 12. Generic Voltaren Tablets Warnings And Precautions Heart Failure: Fluid retention and oedema have been observed in some patients taking NSAIDs, therefore caution is advised in patients with fluid retention or heart failure. Gastrointestinal Effects: Gastrointestinal bleeding, ulceration or perforation, which may increase with dose or duration of use and which can be fatal, have been reported with all NSAIDs, including diclofenac, and can occur at any time during treatment, with or without warning symptoms or a previous history of serious gastrointestinal events. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  13. 13. Generic Voltaren Tablets Warnings And Precautions Severe Skin Reactions: Serious skin reactions, some of them fatal, including exfoliative dermatitis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis, have been reported very rarely in association with the use of NSAIDs, including Generic Voltaren . These serious adverse events are idiosyncratic and are independent of dose or duration of use. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  14. 14. Generic Voltaren Tablets Possible Side Effects The most frequently reported side effects occurring in approximately 1%-10% of patients are: Gastrointestinal experiences including: abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, dyspepsia, flatulence, gross bleeding/perforation, heartburn, nausea, GI ulcers (gastric/duodenal) and vomiting. Abnormal renal function, anemia, dizziness, edema, elevated liver enzymes, headaches, increased bleeding time, pruritus, rashes and tinnitus. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  15. 15. Generic Voltaren Tablets Overdosage Symptoms Symptoms following acute NSAID overdoses are usually limited to lethargy, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, and epigastric pain, which are generally reversible with supportive care. Gastrointestinal bleeding can occur. Hypertension, acute renal failure, respiratory depression and coma may occur, but are rare. Anaphylactoid reactions have been reported with therapeutic ingestion of NSAIDs, and may occur following an overdose. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  16. 16. Generic Voltaren Tablets Overdose Treatment There are no specific antidotes for Diclofenac Sodium. Hence patients should be managed by symptomatic and supportive care following a NSAID overdose. Emesis and/or activated charcoal (60 to 100 g in adults, 1 to 2 g/kg in children) and/or osmotic cathartic may be used in patients seen within 4 hours of ingestion with symptoms or following a large overdose (5 to 10 times the usual dose). © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  17. 17. Generic Voltaren Tablets Voveran Tablets 50 mg & 100 mg Voveran Tablets marketed by Novartis India For more information click here © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland

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