Important Instructions for Voltaren

Voltaren Dosage for Ankylosing Spondylitis

The recommended starting Voltaren dosage for most people with ankylosing spondylitis is 25 mg, four times a day. If needed, another 25 mg of Voltaren may be used at bedtime.

General Information on Taking Voltaren

Considerations for people taking Voltaren to keep in mind include the following:
  • It may take several weeks for the full effects of Voltaren to be felt.
  • It is usually recommended to take NSAIDs (like Voltaren) with food to help prevent stomach upset. However, food may cause this medication to work more slowly.
  • Voltaren and Voltaren-XR tablets should be swallowed whole. They should not be chewed, crushed, or broken in half.
  • 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 risk of serious Voltaren side effects.
  • Voltaren should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
  • For Voltaren to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. The medication will not work if you take it in a way other than how your healthcare provider recommends.
  • If you do not take your dose of Voltaren as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is close to the next scheduled dosage, skip the missed one and continue with normal dosing. Do not take a double dose or combine Voltaren with other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). However, it is generally okay to take it with acetaminophen (Tylenol®).
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dose of Voltaren, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
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