Voltaren dosage information and treating overdose

Well, any medication can deliver positive results if taken in right dose. Doctor recommends the right dosage for any medication depending on your medical condition and severity of health ailments. Similarly overdose can also lead to many complications that need immediate treatment or at times they are fatal too. This article will help you know about the right dosage information for NSAID Voltaren and treatment for overdose of voltaren

 

What if you miss your dose?

You can take the dose you miss immediately after you remember. If you remember a bit late when you are suppose to take your next dose then skip the missed dose. Do not take extra dose to make up for the missed dose.

In case of overdose immediately call poison help centre

Dosage information

Consider the possible risks and benefits of taking Voltaren and other alternative treatment methods before you opt for Voltaren. Use the lowest dose for short term to get maximum benefits.

After monitoring patient’s response to low doses of Voltaren, the frequency and dose is adjusted to suit patient’s needs

You should take Voltaren as prescribed by your doctor. You doctor can change your dose as and when needed to get better results. Take Voltaren exactly as instructed by the doctor.

Read the prescription and direction mentioned on the label. Do not use Voltaren in high doses than recommended and try not to take Voltaren for a long term. Do not break or crush Voltaren tablets and swallow the whole tablet. Gently close the bottle after use and in case of any queries you can ask your pharmacist or doctor.

Store the medicine away from heat and moisture at a room temperature.

Osteoarthritis

Recommended dosage is

100-150 mg per day to be taken in divided doses for example 50mg two times a day or three times a day or 75mg twice a day.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Recommended dosage is

150-200 mg per day to be taken in divided doses for example 50mg three times a day or four times a day or 75mg twice a day.

For relief – Ankylosing spondylitis

Recommended dosage is

100-125 mg per day to be taken in divided doses for example 25mg four times with 25 mg extra dose at bedtime is required.

Treatment for Voltaren Overdose

Patients should be treated by supportive and symptomatic care in case of overdose. There are no particular antidotes. Activated charcoal (60-100g for adults, 1-2g/kg for children and osmotic cathartic can be indicated in cases where patient is monitored within four hours of overdose symptoms (large doses of almost 5-10 times more than normal dose). Hemodialysis, forced diuersis, urine alkanization or hemoperfusion is not found to be useful due to large protein binding.

Voltaren is not recommended for use for anyone below 18 years of age.

Following your doctor’s instructions is always helpful. Do not overdose as it can lead to many more complications. If you suspect any symptoms to be severe, immediately contact your health care provider. Before using Voltaren, ask everything you want to know about the medication so that you can avoid serious side effects.

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