This drug is used in the treatment of mild to moderate pain and swelling (inflammation). It is also effective against headaches, dental pain, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, and others. Healthcare professionals may also prescribe this medicine to decrease joint stiffness from arthritis and other conditions not listed in this document. Voveran SR 100 mg contains Diclofenac as an active ingredient. Nevertheless, it contains other inactive ingredients such as lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, methacrylic acid copolymer, and others. Voveran SR 100 mg belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
The manufacturer of Voveran SR 100 mg is Novartis Ltd.
How to Use Voveran SR 100 mg?
Administer the pill whole by mouth with or without food usually, 2-4 times daily or as directed by your physician. To swallow the tablet use a glass of water and avoid other beverages such as alcohol or grapefruit juice because your risk of negative effects may elevate. It is not advised to split, break, or chew the pill while swallowing. Otherwise, you may experience an unpleasant taste in your mouth. To decrease the risk of an upset stomach or nausea, you can administer this medicine with low-fat food or milk. To get a better effect from Voveran SR 100 mg, you should use it at a fixed time every day.
If you decide to use this drug more frequently than is prescribed by the doctor, you should know that your medical condition will not improve faster. If you do not notice the desired result, your physician may gradually increase the dosage for several weeks.
Use a special measuring device or spoon if you are using the liquid form of this medicine. If you intend to use a household spoon, you may not get the correct dose, which may also increase your risk of side effects.
Physicians may prescribe different dosages for their patients. It depends on your response to treatment, age, other drugs that you may be using, and the severity of the health condition. It is advised to consult a doctor if you have doubts about what dosage is better for you. In addition, do not stop the treatment suddenly without the doctor’s approval because symptoms may return.
Sometimes, you may forget to administer a dose. Therefore, it is recommended to take it as soon as possible. In any case, skip the missed dose and continue the regular treatment if it is near the time for the next dose. It is not advised to double the dose the next time to catch up because it may increase the risk of side effects.
You may rarely experience an overdose usually due to an increased dose of Diclofenac. If you notice any of the following symptoms, interrupt administering Voveran SR 100 mg and get medical help immediately. For example, severe dizziness, passing out, slow or shallow breathing, fast or pounding heartbeat, and others. In case you have any questions, ask your healthcare provider.
Adverse Effects of Voveran SR 100 mg
Voveran SR 100 mg like other medicines may give you certain side effects. However, if your body adjusts to this medication, you may not notice any of the following side effects. Some factors that can cause side effects are overdose, allergy, and dehydration.
Common Adverse Effects
Usually, the following adverse effects are not dangerous for the patients. However, inform your physician about the side effects that you are experiencing. Check some examples below:
- Stomach upset
Severe Adverse Effects
You may rarely notice this category of adverse effects. If you are experiencing any of the following side effects, stop taking this drug and ask for medical help immediately. Your doctor may help you to prevent and avoid side effects. Check below some examples:
- Unusual weight gain
- Breast pain
- Painful menses
- Vision problems (such as blurred vision)
- Mental or mood changes (such as nervousness, confusion, and others)
- Persistent cough
- Chest pain
- Lower back pain
This article does not contain a complete list of side effects. However, it is recommended to talk to a doctor if you are experiencing any of the adverse effects listed above or any other effects.
There are some substances and drugs that may interact with Diclofenac. It means that other medicines may increase the risk of side effects or decrease the effectiveness of Voveran SR 100 mg. Tell your physician about all products that you are using before taking this medication. For example prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, supplements, vitamins, herbal products, and others. Check some examples below:
- Marijuana (cannabis)
Check some examples of disease interaction below:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Hepatic dysfunction
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Cardiac valvar disorders
This document does not contain all possible drug and disease interactions. However, it is advised to consult a doctor before administering Voveran SR 100 mg. Moreover, you should not stop, start, or change the dosages without the doctor’s approval because you may notice undesired results.
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to the ingredients of the drug or if you have any other allergies. However, it is recommended to share your medical history with your physician before taking Diclofenac. For example:
- Heart disease (recent heart attack, heart failure, heart valve disease, and others)
- Liver disease (such as cirrhosis)
- Kidney problems
- Bleeding problems
- Thyroid disease
Diclofenac may blur your vision or may make you drowsy or dizzy. Limit and avoid alcoholic drinks and marijuana (cannabis) while you are on treatment with Voveran SR 100 mg because these effects may increase. In addition, you should not operate machinery or drive during treatment because it may be harmful to you.
- It is advised to keep this medicine at room temperature and away from direct sunlight and moisture. It is not allowed to keep Voveran SR 100 mg in the bathroom.
- Keep away Diclofenac from the reach of children and pets because it may be harmful to them.