Diclofenac Sodium Tablets
Diclofenac sodium is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that comes in many forms, including a gel, eye drop, topical solution, and tablet. It is licensed to treat several conditions related to pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness.
Diclofenac sodium tablets (Voltaren®, Voltaren®-XR) are specifically approved to treat:
- Symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Short-term and long-term symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis.
When taking the tablets, keep in mind that it may take several weeks to feel the full effects. It's also important to take the lowest effective dose for the least amount of time in order to treat your condition -- doing so will decrease your risk of serious side effects. This drug is typically taken two to four times a day, depending on the reason it is being used, your current medications, and other factors.
(Click Diclofenac to learn more about this drug, including details about generic availability, other potential side effects, and general safety precautions.)