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Voltaren and Cataflam are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used to relieve the inflammation swelling stiffness and joint pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis) and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis and stiffness of the spine). Voltaren-XR (and SR) the extended-release form of Voltaren is used only for long-term treatment. Cataflam is also prescribed for immediate relief of pain and menstrual discomfort.

ADULTS

Osteoarthritis

The usual dose is 100 to 150 milligrams a day divided into smaller doses of 50 milligrams 2 or 3 times a day (for Voltaren or Cataflam) or 75 milligrams twice a day (for Voltaren). The usual dose of Voltaren-XR (extended-release) is 100 milligrams taken once a day.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

The usual dose is 100 to 200 milligrams a day divided into smaller doses of 50 milligrams 3 to 4 times a day (for Voltaren or Cataflam) 75 milligrams twice a day (for Voltaren) or 100 milligrams once or twice a day (for Voltaren-XR).

People with rheumatoid arthritis should not take more than 225 milligrams a day.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

The usual dose is 100 to 125 milligrams of Voltaren a day divided into smaller doses of 25 milligrams 4 times a day with another 25 milligrams at bedtime if necessary.

Pain and menstrual discomfort

The usual starting dose of Cataflam is 50 milligrams every 8 hours as needed although to provide better relief on the first day doctors sometimes prescribe a starting dose of 100 milligrams followed by two 50-milligram doses. After the first day you should not take more than 150 milligrams in a day.

CHILDREN

The safety and effectiveness of Voltaren have not been established in children.
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Voltaren

Brand Name Prescription Drug

Pronounced: vol-TAR-en

Generic name: Diclofenac sodium
Other brand name(s): Cataflam (Diclofenac potassium) Voltaren-SR (Canada) Voltaren-XR (U.S.)
Voltaren and Cataflam are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used to relieve the inflammation swelling stiffness and joint pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis) and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis and stiffness of the spine). Voltaren-XR (and SR) the extended-release form of Voltaren is used only for long-term treatment. Cataflam is also prescribed for immediate relief of pain and menstrual discomfort.

ADULTS

Osteoarthritis

The usual dose is 100 to 150 milligrams a day divided into smaller doses of 50 milligrams 2 or 3 times a day (for Voltaren or Cataflam) or 75 milligrams twice a day (for Voltaren). The usual dose of Voltaren-XR (extended-release) is 100 milligrams taken once a day.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

The usual dose is 100 to 200 milligrams a day divided into smaller doses of 50 milligrams 3 to 4 times a day (for Voltaren or Cataflam) 75 milligrams twice a day (for Voltaren) or 100 milligrams once or twice a day (for Voltaren-XR).

People with rheumatoid arthritis should not take more than 225 milligrams a day.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

The usual dose is 100 to 125 milligrams of Voltaren a day divided into smaller doses of 25 milligrams 4 times a day with another 25 milligrams at bedtime if necessary.

Pain and menstrual discomfort

The usual starting dose of Cataflam is 50 milligrams every 8 hours as needed although to provide better relief on the first day doctors sometimes prescribe a starting dose of 100 milligrams followed by two 50-milligram doses. After the first day you should not take more than 150 milligrams in a day.

CHILDREN

The safety and effectiveness of Voltaren have not been established in children.

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