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When and How Do I Take It?

General considerations for when and how to take Voltaren-XR include the following:
  • Voltaren-XR comes in tablet form. It is generally taken by mouth once a day.
  • It is usually recommended to take NSAIDs (like Voltaren-XR) with food to help prevent stomach upset. However, food may cause this medication to work more slowly.
  • Do not break, chew, or crush the Voltaren-XR tablets.
  • It may take several weeks for the full effects of Voltaren-XR to be felt.
  • It is important to take the lowest effective dose for the least amount of time in order to treat your condition. This will decrease the chances of serious side effects occurring.
  • Voltaren-XR should be taken at the same time(s) each day to maintain an even level of the medication in your blood.
  • For this medication to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed.

Dosing Information for Voltaren-XR

The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you are currently taking.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Voltaren-XR Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Voltaren-XR. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. If side effects do occur, in many cases, they are minor, meaning that they require no treatment or are treated easily by your healthcare provider.
Common side effects of Voltaren-XR include:


(Click Voltaren-XR Side Effects to learn more, including possibly serious side effects to look out for.)
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