Voltaren Suppositories (Diclofenac Sodium)
What is Voltaren Suppositories (Diclofenac Sodium) used for?
Voltaren Suppositories (Diclofenac Sodium) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribed to treat inflammatory conditions. The medication operates by preventing the action of enzymes in the body responsible for causing pain, swelling, and irritation after injury. This action makes it useful for treating rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lower back pain, acute gout, or inflammation following surgery or minor injuries. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Voltaren Suppositories (Diclofenac Sodium)?
Voltaren Suppositories (Diclofenac Sodium) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one suppository administered once daily. Your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. To use the medication thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water, remove one suppository from the wrapper, and gently insert it into the anus beginning with the tapered in. Thoroughly wash your hands after fully inserting the suppository to remove any dirt or matter from your hands. Always ask your doctor any questions you have regarding the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Voltaren Suppositories (Diclofenac Sodium)?
Voltaren Suppositories (Diclofenac Sodium) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any serious side effects such as severe headaches, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, difficulty breathing, fever, flu symptoms, sensitive skin, easier bruising, sudden numbness, darkened urine, discoloured stools, jaundice, or severe skin rashes. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent more complications from occurring.
Voltaren Suppositories (Diclofenac Sodium) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to NSAIDs, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, who have heart failure, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease, an active peptic ulcer, ischaemic heart disease, severely reduced liver function, severely reduced kidney function, or a history of intestinal perforation after using NSAID medications. These conditions may require adjustments to your regimen to prevent unexpected health problems from occurring.
Strictly use Voltaren Suppositories (Diclofenac Sodium) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Voltaren Suppositories (Diclofenac Sodium) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.