Diclofenac is the generic name for a prescription drug which has several brand
names - Voltaren, Voltaren-XR and Cataflam. Voltaren is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
drug (NSAID) which has been proven to be quite effective in the treatment of pain,
fever, and inflammation in the body. For more detailed information about this
prescription drug, please see our main Voltaren page.
For Voltaren dosage information, please see below, as depending on the condition
it is being used to treat, Voltaren has several recommended dosage options.
Recommended Voltaren dosage for the treatment of Osteoarthritis
The typical dose is 100 to 150 mg a day, divided into smaller doses of 50 mg two
or three times a day (for Voltaren or Cataflam) or 75 mg twice a day (for Voltaren).
The usual dose of Voltaren-XR (extended-release) is 100 mg taken once a day.
Recommended Voltaren dosage for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
The typical dose is 100 to 200 mg a day, divided into smaller doses of 50 milligrams
three to four times a day (for Voltaren or Cataflam), 75 mg twice a day (for Voltaren),
or 100 mg once or twice a day (for Voltaren-XR). Patients with rheumatoid arthritis
should not take more than 225 mg per day.
Recommended Voltaren dosage for the treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis (arthritis
and stiffness of the spine)
The typical dose is 100 to 125 mg of Voltaren a day, divided into smaller doses
of 25 mg four times a day, with another 25 mg at bed time if necessary.
Recommended Voltaren dosage for the treatment of pain and menstrual discomfort
The typical starting dose of Cataflam is 50 mg every eight hours as needed, although
to provide better relief on the first day, doctors sometimes prescribe a starting
dose of 100 mg followed by two 50-mg doses. After the first day, the patient should
not take more than 150 mg in a single day.
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