Voltaren Suppositories (Diclofenac Sodium)
What is Voltaren Suppositories (Diclofenac Sodium) used for?
Voltaren Suppositories (Diclofenac Sodium) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions. The medication lowers immune system responses to reduce swelling, redness, and irritation associated with injury. This action makes it useful for treating condition such as muscle pain, arthritis, or pain caused by injuries. Your physician may also use it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Voltaren Suppositories (Diclofenac Sodium)?
Voltaren Suppositories (Diclofenac Sodium) are meant to be administered rectally and should be used exactly as instructed by your physician. Never take the suppository orally. To use the medicine, put the tapered end of the suppository into the rectum and make sure it is inserted completely. This procedure is normally performed once each day, but your particular dosage will be determined by the severity of your symptoms. If you have any questions about applying the medicine, always ask your physician to make sure you are administering it correctly.
What are the side effects of Voltaren Suppositories (Diclofenac Sodium)?
Voltaren Suppositories (Diclofenac Sodium) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Immediately consult your physician if you experience any symptoms that become intense or more serious side effects such as swelling, sensitive skin, severe muscle pain, discolored stools, or chest pain. These may need medical attention or other changes to your treatment to prevent more problems from appearing.
Do not begin using Voltaren Suppositories (Diclofenac Sodium) if you have heart failure, kidney failure, or an active peptic ulcer. Also inform your physician if you have diabetes, hypertension, or a history of heart attacks or strokes as this may cause complications with your treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Voltaren Suppositories (Diclofenac Sodium). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.