Were you looking for information about Voltaren? Voltarin is a common misspelling of Voltaren.
Voltaren® (diclofenac sodium) is part of a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It relieves the pain, stiffness, and swelling often caused by conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis by blocking the effects of certain hormones called prostaglandins. To reduce the chances of side effects, you should take the smallest effective dose of Voltaren for the least amount of time. Commonly reported side effects include stomach pain, constipation, and diarrhea.
This medication is not suitable for everyone. For example, pregnant women in their third trimester should not take Voltaren, nor should people who have recently had open heart surgery or those with an active bleeding condition.
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