Voltaren review

Voltaren is a brand name for a pain reliever that combines two major ingredients: paracetamol and codeine phosphate. Paracetamol is used in the treatment of mild to moderate pain caused by injuries, illnesses, or surgery, and for reducing fever. The codeine mimics the effect of endorphins--naturally occurring pain-reducing chemicals-- and helps program them to relieve your pain. Voltaren belongs to a class of medications known as NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It comes in tablets, but you should not take more than two tablets at one time.

Some side effects of Voltaren may include dizziness, light-headedness, feeling, faint, sleepiness, nausea or vomiting, vision disturbance, unusual tiredness or weakness, insomnia, constipation, stomach cramps, painful urination, redness or swelling at the place of injection, nightmares, a false sense of well-being, dry mouth, headache, or malaise. You may also experience the less common side effects of dark urine, bloody, black or tarry stools, white spots on lips or mouth, sore throat, pain in your lower back or side, jaundice, irregular heartbeat, restlessness, tremor or uncontrolled movements, sweating, irregular breathing, facial swelling, ringing in the ears, flushing, depression or mood swings, pale stools, or hallucinations. Taking too much Voltaren can be dangerous, and you should get emergency help immediately if you experience cold or clammy skin, severe weakness, confusion, slow heartbeat, severe drowsiness, pinpoint pupils, low blood pressure, liver or kidney damage, or severe restlessness or nervousness.

Be sure to inform your doctor if you have a history of alcohol abuse or drug addiction, alcoholic liver disease, emotional problems, brain diseases or head injuries, lung diseases such as emphysema, enlarged prostate, asthma, epilepsy, low blood pressure, gallstones, colitis, heart disease, kidney or liver disease or a history of convulsions—these conditions can affect the way you use Voltaren. If you stop taking Voltaren suddenly, you may experience withdrawal symptoms, including sweating, nausea, runny nose, severe fatigue, vomiting, pain, and depression.

There have been no conclusive studies done on whether or not analgesics such as Voltaren are harmful to a pregnancy or to a developing fetus. Animal studies have shown that these medications can produce defects in animals, but only at very high rates of dosage. However, it is known that taking too much Voltaren during pregnancy can cause the baby to born with an addiction to this medication, and if it is taken for pain relief during delivery, the baby might be born with breathing problems. Most drugs of this class do not cause problems for breastfeeding, unless the mother is taking large amounts, in which case the nursing baby might become addicted. If Voltaren is given to children under the age of two, it may cause breathing problems. Other children may react with increased excitement or restlessness. Studies show that children should not be given extended-release Voltaren tablets, and it should not be used at all in children under12. Elderly patients also show an increased sensitivity to the ingredients in Voltaren, especially breathing problems, and should be closely monitored for adverse effects.

Voltaren has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of voltaren

• Molecular formula of voltaren is C14H11Cl2NO2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-[2-(2,6-dichlorophenyl)aminophenyl]ethanoic acid
• Molecular weight is 296.148 g/mol
Voltaren available : 25mg tablets, 50mg tablets, 75mg tablets, 100mg tablets

Generic name: Diclofenac

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