Generic Voltaren is a non steroidal anti inflammatory drug (NSAID). This medicine works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain inflammation.
Diclofenac is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis.
This drug works by reducing the production of prostaglandins, chemicals that cause pain, fever and inflammation. Any NSAIDs such as Diclofenac block the enzyme that makes prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase), resulting in lower production of prostaglandins. As a consequence, inflammation, pain and fever are reduced.
Diclofenac should be taken with food to reduce stomach upset. The recommended dose for most conditions is 100-200 mg daily. Dosing intervals depend on the diclofenac formulation used and the condition being treated. It is strongly recommended to consult the doctor before taking this medicine.
We also do not recommend this medicines for pregnant or breast feeding women.
Consumption of Diclofenac for a long term may cause life-threatening heart or circulation problems such as heart attack or strokes.