Voren

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Uses

What is voren (diclofenac sodium) used for?

Voren is commonly used  to treat mild to moderate pain, or signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

How should I take voren (diclofenac sodium)?

Take it by mouth and follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Use the lowest dose that is effective in treating your condition.

How do I store voren (diclofenac sodium)?

Voren is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store voren in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of voren that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush voren down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using voren (diclofenac sodium)?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of voren or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using voren during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking voren.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from voren (diclofenac sodium)?

Some side effects may occur when using voren, including:

  • Indigestion
  • Gas
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Stuffy nose
  • Itching
  • Increased sweating
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Swelling or pain in your arms or legs

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with voren (diclofenac sodium)?

Voren may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Products that may interact with this drug, such as:

  • Cyclosporine
  • Lithium
  • Methotrexate
  • Rifampin
  • Antifungal medicine
  • A blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven)
  • Heart or blood pressure medication, including a diuretic or “water pill”
  • Other forms of diclofenac (Flector, Pennsaid, Solaraze, Voltaren Gel)
  • NSAIDs – aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib (Celebrex), indomethacin, meloxicam, and others
  • Steroid medicine (prednisone and others)

Does food or alcohol interact with voren (diclofenac sodium)?

Voren may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with voren (diclofenac sodium)?

Voren may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

These health conditions are:

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • A history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot
  • A history of stomach ulcers or bleeding
  • Asthma
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Fluid retention

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using voren (diclofenac sodium).

What is the dose of voren (diclofenac sodium) for an adult?

Osteoarthritis:

The recommended dose is 35 mg orally 3 times a day.

Rheumatoid Arthritis:

Voren potassium immediate-release tablets: The recommended dose is 50 mg orally 3 or 4 times a day.

Voren sodium enteric-coated and delayed-release tablets: The recommended dose is 50 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day or 75 mg orally twice a day. Maximum dose is 225 mg daily.

Migraine:

Voren potassium for oral solution packets: The recommended dose is 50 mg (1 packet) orally once.

Pain:
Voren free acid capsules: The recommended dose is 18 mg or 35 mg orally 3 times a day.

What is the dose of voren (diclofenac sodium) for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is voren (diclofenac sodium) available?

Voren is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Tablet

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of voren, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: June 14, 2017 | Last Modified: December 19, 2019

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