Voltaflam - 50 mg (Cataflam)

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Voltaflam

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US Brand Name Cataflam
Strength 50 mg
Generic Name Diclofenac Potassium
Manufacturer Novartis, India
Pharmaceutical Form Tablet/s

Description

VOLTAFAM 50mg
VOLTAFAM is an anti-inflammatory drug that is used to treat inflammation and pain in conditions like arthritis and acute injury. This medicine is also prescribed to treat dysmenorrhea and menstrual pain.

How it works?
VOLTAFAM inhibits the enzyme called cyclooxygenase which results in the reduction of synthesis of prostaglandin precursors.

Important information about Medicine
Diclofenac Potassium is an anti-steroidal drug that is used to treat inflammation and pain in patients suffering from joint pain.

Dosage information
The dosage would depend on the condition of the patient and the doctor is going to consider factors such as age, severity of pain and swelling. Patients need to make sure that they follow instructions provided by the doctor when taking this medicine.

Strengths available
VOLTAFAM is available in the strength of 50mg

What if you miss a dose?
The dosage needs to be taken daily as this would help bring in relief from pain and swelling. In case, you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember.

What if you overdose?
In case you overdose get in touch with a nearest medical emergency center immediately.

Things to be taken care of
VOLTAFAM should not be taken by the females who are pregnant or breast-feeding. In case you are trying to conceive, make sure that you inform your doctor about the same before you start taking this medicine. The medicine should not be applied on an infected or damaged area as this might cause severe skin allergy. Patients suffering from hypertension, hydration or hepatic function should not take this medicine. Prolonged usage might cause harm to the skin thus one needs to take in this medicine for the time directed by the doctor. Patients need to get their blood pressure monitored while using VOLTAFAM on the regular basis.

Side Effects
VOLTAFAM could lead to some minor, moderate and major side effects, these include:

• GI bleeding
• Transient burning
• Ophthalmic
• Headache
• Peptic ulceration
• Abnormalities of kidney function
• Pain and tissue damage at Inj site (IM)

In case any of these symptoms occur, the doctor needs to be consulted and complete medical attention needs to be obtained.

Interaction with other drugs
VOLTAFAM and its components might show interactions with several drugs, herbal formulations and other topical medicines. Patients taking anticoagulants, ciclosporin, ophthalmic acetylcholine or corticosteroids need to notify the doctor about the same before taking this medicine as it might show severe interactions. Intake of this medicine with methotrexate and potassium-sparing diuretics might rise up the blood sugar levels and thus these should not be taken when using this medicine. Avoid starting or stopping any new medicine while on this drug as this might interfere with its working and could lead to less or slow absorption.


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