VOLTAREN RETARD 100MG TABLETS

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Ref: LTT135/140512/1/F

Voltarol® Retard 100mg Tablets
(diclofenac sodium)
Patient Information Leaflet
Patient Information Leaflet
Your medicine is called Voltarol Retard 100mg Tablets, thorughout this leaflet
they will be referred to as Voltarol Tablets. Please note that the leaflet also
contains information about other strengths of medicine, Voltarol 75 mg SR.
What you need to know about Voltarol Tablets
Your doctor has decided that you need this medicine to help treat your
condition.

*
*

Do you have Lupus (SLE) or any similar condition?
Do you have an intolerance to some sugars such as sucrose? (These
tablets contain sucrose.)

If the answer to any of these questions is YES, tell your doctor or
pharmacist because Voltarol Tablets might not be the right
medicine for you.

4 Possible side effects

Are you taking other medicines?
Some medicines can interfere with your treatment.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following:
* Medicines to treat diabetes
* Anticoagulants (blood thinning tablets like warfarin)
* Diuretics (water tablets)
* Lithium (used to treat some mental problems)
* Methotrexate (for some inflammatory diseases and some cancers)
* Ciclosporin or tacrolimus (used to treat some inflammatory diseases and
after transplants)
* Quinolone antibiotics (for infections)
* Any other NSAID or COX-2 (cyclo-oxgenase-2) inhibitor, for example
aspirin or ibuprofen
* Mifepristone (a medicine used to terminate pregnancy)
* Cardiac glycosides (for example digoxin), used to treat heart problems
* Medicines known as SSRIs used to treat depression
* Oral steroids (an anti-inflammatory drug)
* Medicines used to treat heart conditions or high blood pressure, for
example beta- blockers or ACE inhibitors.
* Sulfinpyrazone (a medicine used to treat gout) or voriconazole (a
medicine used to treat fungal infections).
* Phenytoin (a medicine used to treat seizures)
* Colestipol/cholestryramine (used to lower cholesterol)

5 How to store Voltarol Tablets

Always tell your doctor or pharmacist about all the medicines you are taking.

Please read this leaflet carefully before you start to take your medicine.
It contains important information. Keep the leaflet in a safe place because
you may want to read it again.
If you have any other questions, or if there is something you don’t
understand, please ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you. Never give it to someone else. It
may not be the right medicine for them even if their symptoms seem to
be the same as yours.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not
listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1 What Voltarol Tablets are, and what they are used for
2 Things to consider before you start to take Voltarol Tablets
3 How to take Voltarol Tablets

6 Further information
This means medicines you have bought yourself as well as medicines on
prescription from your doctor.
1

What Voltarol Tablets are, and what they are used for

Diclofenac sodium, the active ingredient in Voltarol Tablets, is one of a group
of medicines called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs
reduce pain and inflammation.Voltarol SR tablets and Voltarol Tablets are
specially formulated to release the diclofenac sodium slowly.
* Voltarol Tablets relieve pain, reduce swelling and ease inflammation in
conditions affecting the joints, muscles and tendons including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, acute gout, ankylosing spondylitis
- Backache, sprains and strains, soft tissue sports injuries, frozen shoulder,
dislocations and fractures
- Tendonitis, tenosynovitis, bursitis.
* They are also used to treat pain and inflammation associated with dental
and minor surgery.

Pregnancy
* Are you pregnant or planning to become pregnant? Although not common,
abnormalities have been reported in babies whose mothers have taken
NSAIDs during pregnancy. You should not take Voltarol Tablets during the
last 3 months of pregnancy as it may affect the baby’s circulation.
* Are you trying for a baby? Taking Voltarol Tablets may make it more
difficult to conceive. You should talk to your doctor if you are planning to
become pregnant, or if you have problems getting pregnant.
Will there be any problems with driving or using machinery?
Very occasionally people have reported that Voltarol Tablets have made
them feel dizzy, tired or sleepy. Problems with eyesight have also been
reported. If you are affected in this way, you should not drive or operate
machinery.
Other special warnings
You should take the lowest dose of Voltarol for the shortest possible time,
particularly if you are underweight or elderly.
* There is a small increased risk of heart attack or stroke when you are
taking any medicine like Voltarol. The risk is higher if you are taking high
doses for a long time. Always follow the doctor’s instructions on how
much to take and how long to take it for.
* Whilst you are taking these medicines your doctor may want to give you a
check-up from time to time.
* If you have a history of stomach problems when you are taking NSAIDs,
particularly if you are elderly, you must tell your doctor straight away if you
notice any unusual symptoms.
* Because it is an anti-inflammatory medicine, Voltarol Tablets may reduce
the symptoms of infection, for example, headache and high temperature.
If you feel unwell and need to see a doctor, remember to tell him or her
that you are taking Voltarol Tablets.

*
2

Things to consider before you start to take Voltarol
Tablets

Some people MUST NOT take Voltarol Tablets. Talk to your doctor if:
* you think you may be allergic to diclofenac sodium, aspirin, ibuprofen or
any other NSAID, or to any of the other ingredients of Voltarol Tablets.
(These are listed at the end of the leaflet.) Signs of a hypersensitivity
reaction include swelling of the face and mouth (angioedema), breathing
problems, runny nose, skin rash or any other allergic type reaction
* you have now, or have ever had, a stomach (gastric) or duodenal (peptic)
ulcer, or bleeding in the digestive tract (this can include blood in vomit,
bleeding when emptying bowels, fresh blood in faeces or black, tarry
faeces)
* you have had stomach or bowel problems after you have taken other
NSAIDs
* you have severe heart, kidney or liver failure
* you are more than six months pregnant.
You should also ask yourself these questions before taking Voltarol
Tablets:
* Do you suffer from any stomach or bowel disorders including ulcerative
colitis or Crohn's disease?
* Do you have kidney or liver problems, or are you elderly?
* Do you have a condition called porphyria?
* Do you suffer from any blood or bleeding disorder? If you do, your doctor
may ask you to go for regular check-ups while you are taking these
tablets.
* Have you ever had asthma?
* Are you breast-feeding?
* Do you have heart problems, or have you had a stroke, or do you
think you might be at risk of these conditions (for example, if you have
high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol or are a smoker)?

3

How to take Voltarol Tablets

The doctor will tell you how many Voltarol Tablets to take and when to take
them. Always follow his/her instructions carefully. The dose will be on the
pharmacist’s label. Check the label carefully. If you are not sure, ask your
doctor or pharmacist. Keep taking your tablets for as long as you have
been told, unless you have any problems. In that case, check with your
doctor.
Take the tablets with or after food.
Swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew them
as this will affect the special ‘slow release’ system.
The usual doses are:

Ref: LTT135/140512/1/B

®

Voltarol Retard 100mg Tablets
(diclofenac sodium)
Patient Information Leaflet (continued)
Adults
100-150 mg daily divided into two or three doses. The number of tablets
which you take will depend on the strength the doctor has given you.
Elderly
Your doctor may advise you to take a dose that is lower than the usual adult
dose if you are elderly. Your doctor may also want to check closely that the
Voltarol Tablets are not affecting your stomach.

Effects on the stomach and digestive system:
Constipation, inflammation of the tongue, mouth ulcers, inflammation of the
inside of the mouth or lips, taste changes, lower gut disorders (including
inflammation of the colon), or worsening of ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s
disease).
Effects on the heart, chest or blood:
Palpitations (fast or irregular heart beat), chest pain, hypertension (high
blood pressure), inflammation of blood vessels (vasculitis), inflammation of
the lung (pneumonitis), heart disorders including congestive heart failure or
heart attack, blood disorders (including anaemia).

These tablets are not suitable for children.
The doctor may also prescribe another drug to protect the stomach to be
taken at the same time, particularly if you have had stomach problems
before, or if you are elderly, or taking certain other drugs as well.
What if you forget to take a dose?
If you forget to take a dose, take one as soon as you remember. If it is
nearly time for your next dose, though, just take the next dose and forget
about the one you missed. Do not double up on the next dose to make up
for the one missed. Do not take more than 150 mg in 24 hours.
What if you take too many tablets?
If you, or anyone else, accidentally takes too much, tell your doctor or your
nearest hospital casualty department. Take your medicine pack with you so
that people can see what you have taken.

4

Possible side effects

Voltarol Tablets are suitable for most people, but, like all medicines, they can
sometimes cause side effects.
Some side effects can be serious
Stop taking Voltarol Tablets and tell your doctor straight away if you
notice:
* Stomach pain, indigestion, heartburn, wind, nausea (feeling sick) or
vomiting (being sick)
* Any sign of bleeding in the stomach or intestine, for example, when
emptying your bowels, blood in vomit or black, tarry faeces
* Allergic reactions which can include skin rash, itching, bruising, painful red
areas, peeling or blistering
* Wheezing or shortness of breath (bronchospasm)
* Swollen face, lips, hands or fingers
* Yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes
* Persistent sore throat or high temperature
* An unexpected change in the amount of urine produced and/or its
appearance.
If you notice that you are bruising more easily than usual or have frequent
sore throats or infections, tell your doctor.
The side effects listed below have also been reported.
Common side effects (These may affect between 1 and 10 in every 100
patients):
* Stomach pain, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, indigestion, wind,
loss of appetite
* Headache, dizziness, vertigo
* Skin rash or spots
* Raised levels of liver enzymes in the blood.
Rare side effects (These may affect between 1 in every 1000 to 1 in
every 10,000 patients):
* Stomach ulcers or bleeding (there have been very rare reported cases
resulting in death, particularly in the elderly)
* Gastritis (inflammation, irritation or swelling of the stomach lining)
* Vomiting blood
* Diarrhoea with blood in it or bleeding from the back passage
* Black tarry faeces or stools
* Drowsiness, tiredness
* Hypotension (low blood pressure, symptoms of which may include
faintness, giddiness or light headedness)
* Skin rash and itching
* Fluid retention, symptoms of which include swollen ankles
* Liver function disorders, including hepatitis and jaundice.
Very rare side effects (These may affect less than 1 in every 10,000
patients):
Effects on the nervous system:
Tingling or numbness in the fingers, tremor, visual disturbances such as
blurred or double vision, hearing loss or impairment, tinnitus (ringing in the
ears), sleeplessness, nightmares, mood changes, depression, anxiety,
mental disorders, disorientation and loss of memory, fits, headaches together
with a dislike of bright lights, fever and a stiff neck, disturbances in
sensation.

Effects on the liver or kidneys:
Kidney or severe liver disorders including liver failure, presence of blood or
protein in the urine.
Effects on skin or hair:
Serious skin rashes including Stevens-Johnson syndrome Lyell’s
syndrome and other skin rashes which may be made worse by exposure
to sunlight.
Hair loss.
Other side effects that have also been reported include:
Inflammation of the pancreas, impotence.
Facial swelling, inflammation of the lining of the brain (meningitis), stroke,
throat disorders, confusion, hallucinations, malaise (general feeling of
discomfort), inflammation of the nerves of the eye.
Do not be alarmed by this list - most people take Voltarol Tablets
without any problems.
If any of the symptoms become troublesome, or if you notice anything
else not mentioned here, please go and see your doctor. He/she may
want to give you a different medicine.

5

*
*
*
*
*

6

How to store this medicine
Keep out of the reach and sight of children
Do not store above 30°C
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the pack
If your tablets become discoloured or show signs of any deterioration,
you should seek the advice of your pharmacist who will advise you what
to do
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required.
These measures will help to protect the environment.

Further information

What this medicine contains:
Each tablet contains 100mg diclofenac sodium.
Also contains silica aerogel, cetyl alcohol, magnesium stearate, povidone,
sucrose, hypromellose, polysorbate 80, talc, titanium dioxide, red iron oxide
(E172) and macrogol 8000.
What this medicine looks like and contents of the pack
Voltarol Retard are round, biconvex, pink/peach coated tablets. They come
in blister pack sizes 10s and 28s.
Manufacturer and Licence Holder
This medicine is manufactured by Famar S.A. Factory B, Anthousa, Athens,
Greece and is procured from within the EU. Product Licence Holder: LTT
Pharma Limited, Unit 18, Oxleasow Road, East Moons Moat, Redditch,
Worcestershire, B98 0RE and repackaged by Lexon (UK) Limited, B98 0RE.

POM

PL 33723/0135

Voltarol is a registered trademark of Novartis AG.
Revision date: 14/05/12

Blind or partially sighted?
Is this leaflet hard to see or read?
Phone Lexon (UK) Limited, Tel: 01527 505414
for help.

Ref: LTT135/140512/2/F

Voltaren® Retard 100mg Tablets
(diclofenac sodium)
Patient Information Leaflet
Patient Information Leaflet
Your medicine is called Voltaren Retard 100mg Tablets, thorughout this
leaflet they will be referred to as Voltaren Tablets. Please note that the leaflet
also contains information about other strengths of medicine, Voltarol 75 mg
SR.
What you need to know about Voltaren Tablets
Your doctor has decided that you need this medicine to help treat your
condition.
Please read this leaflet carefully before you start to take your medicine.
It contains important information. Keep the leaflet in a safe place because
you may want to read it again.
If you have any other questions, or if there is something you don’t
understand, please ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you. Never give it to someone else. It
may not be the right medicine for them even if their symptoms seem to
be the same as yours.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not
listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1 What Voltaren Tablets are, and what they are used for
2 Things to consider before you start to take Voltaren Tablets
3 How to take Voltaren Tablets
4 Possible side effects
5 How to store Voltaren Tablets
6 Further information

1

What VoltarenTablets are, and what they are used for

Diclofenac sodium, the active ingredient in Voltaren Tablets, is one of a
group of medicines called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
NSAIDs reduce pain and inflammation.Voltarol SR tablets and Voltarol
Tablets are specially formulated to release the diclofenac sodium slowly.
* Voltaren Tablets relieve pain, reduce swelling and ease inflammation in
conditions affecting the joints, muscles and tendons including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, acute gout, ankylosing spondylitis
- Backache, sprains and strains, soft tissue sports injuries, frozen shoulder,
dislocations and fractures
- Tendonitis, tenosynovitis, bursitis.
* They are also used to treat pain and inflammation associated with dental
and minor surgery.

*
*

Do you have Lupus (SLE) or any similar condition?
Do you have an intolerance to some sugars such as sucrose? (These
tablets contain sucrose.)

If the answer to any of these questions is YES, tell your doctor or
pharmacist because Voltaren Tablets might not be the right
medicine for you.
Are you taking other medicines?
Some medicines can interfere with your treatment.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following:
* Medicines to treat diabetes
* Anticoagulants (blood thinning tablets like warfarin)
* Diuretics (water tablets)
* Lithium (used to treat some mental problems)
* Methotrexate (for some inflammatory diseases and some cancers)
* Ciclosporin or tacrolimus (used to treat some inflammatory diseases and
after transplants)
* Quinolone antibiotics (for infections)
* Any other NSAID or COX-2 (cyclo-oxgenase-2) inhibitor, for example
aspirin or ibuprofen
* Mifepristone (a medicine used to terminate pregnancy)
* Cardiac glycosides (for example digoxin), used to treat heart problems
* Medicines known as SSRIs used to treat depression
* Oral steroids (an anti-inflammatory drug)
* Medicines used to treat heart conditions or high blood pressure, for
example beta- blockers or ACE inhibitors.
* Sulfinpyrazone (a medicine used to treat gout) or voriconazole (a
medicine used to treat fungal infections).
* Phenytoin (a medicine used to treat seizures)
* Colestipol/cholestryramine (used to lower cholesterol)
Always tell your doctor or pharmacist about all the medicines you are taking.
This means medicines you have bought yourself as well as medicines on
prescription from your doctor.
Pregnancy
* Are you pregnant or planning to become pregnant? Although not common,
abnormalities have been reported in babies whose mothers have taken
NSAIDs during pregnancy. You should not take Voltaren Tablets during
the last 3 months of pregnancy as it may affect the baby’s circulation.
* Are you trying for a baby? Taking Voltaren Tablets may make it more
difficult to conceive. You should talk to your doctor if you are planning to
become pregnant, or if you have problems getting pregnant.
Will there be any problems with driving or using machinery?
Very occasionally people have reported that Voltaren Tablets have made
them feel dizzy, tired or sleepy. Problems with eyesight have also been
reported. If you are affected in this way, you should not drive or operate
machinery.
Other special warnings
You should take the lowest dose of Voltaren for the shortest possible time,
particularly if you are underweight or elderly.
* There is a small increased risk of heart attack or stroke when you are
taking any medicine like Voltaren. The risk is higher if you are taking high
doses for a long time. Always follow the doctor’s instructions on how
much to take and how long to take it for.
* Whilst you are taking these medicines your doctor may want to give you a
check-up from time to time.
* If you have a history of stomach problems when you are taking NSAIDs,
particularly if you are elderly, you must tell your doctor straight away if you
notice any unusual symptoms.
* Because it is an anti-inflammatory medicine, Voltaren Tablets may reduce
the symptoms of infection, for example, headache and high temperature.
If you feel unwell and need to see a doctor, remember to tell him or her
that you are taking Voltaren Tablets.

*
2

Things to consider before you start to take Voltaren
Tablets

Some people MUST NOT take Voltaren Tablets. Talk to your doctor if:
* you think you may be allergic to diclofenac sodium, aspirin, ibuprofen or
any other NSAID, or to any of the other ingredients of Voltaren Tablets.
(These are listed at the end of the leaflet.) Signs of a hypersensitivity
reaction include swelling of the face and mouth (angioedema), breathing
problems, runny nose, skin rash or any other allergic type reaction
* you have now, or have ever had, a stomach (gastric) or duodenal (peptic)
ulcer, or bleeding in the digestive tract (this can include blood in vomit,
bleeding when emptying bowels, fresh blood in faeces or black, tarry
faeces)
* you have had stomach or bowel problems after you have taken other
NSAIDs
* you have severe heart, kidney or liver failure
* you are more than six months pregnant.
You should also ask yourself these questions before taking Voltaren
Tablets:
* Do you suffer from any stomach or bowel disorders including ulcerative
colitis or Crohn's disease?
* Do you have kidney or liver problems, or are you elderly?
* Do you have a condition called porphyria?
* Do you suffer from any blood or bleeding disorder? If you do, your doctor
may ask you to go for regular check-ups while you are taking these
tablets.
* Have you ever had asthma?
* Are you breast-feeding?
* Do you have heart problems, or have you had a stroke, or do you
think you might be at risk of these conditions (for example, if you have
high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol or are a smoker)?

3

How to take Voltaren Tablets

The doctor will tell you how many Voltaren Tablets to take and when to take
them. Always follow his/her instructions carefully. The dose will be on the
pharmacist’s label. Check the label carefully. If you are not sure, ask your
doctor or pharmacist. Keep taking your tablets for as long as you have
been told, unless you have any problems. In that case, check with your
doctor.
Take the tablets with or after food.
Swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew them
as this will affect the special ‘slow release’ system.
The usual doses are:

Ref: LTT135/140512/2/B

®

Voltaren Retard 100mg Tablets
(diclofenac sodium)
Patient Information Leaflet (continued)
Adults
100-150 mg daily divided into two or three doses. The number of tablets
which you take will depend on the strength the doctor has given you.
Elderly
Your doctor may advise you to take a dose that is lower than the usual adult
dose if you are elderly. Your doctor may also want to check closely that the
Voltaren Tablets are not affecting your stomach.

Effects on the stomach and digestive system:
Constipation, inflammation of the tongue, mouth ulcers, inflammation of the
inside of the mouth or lips, taste changes, lower gut disorders (including
inflammation of the colon), or worsening of ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s
disease).
Effects on the heart, chest or blood:
Palpitations (fast or irregular heart beat), chest pain, hypertension (high
blood pressure), inflammation of blood vessels (vasculitis), inflammation of
the lung (pneumonitis), heart disorders including congestive heart failure or
heart attack, blood disorders (including anaemia).

These tablets are not suitable for children.
The doctor may also prescribe another drug to protect the stomach to be
taken at the same time, particularly if you have had stomach problems
before, or if you are elderly, or taking certain other drugs as well.
What if you forget to take a dose?
If you forget to take a dose, take one as soon as you remember. If it is
nearly time for your next dose, though, just take the next dose and forget
about the one you missed. Do not double up on the next dose to make up
for the one missed. Do not take more than 150 mg in 24 hours.
What if you take too many tablets?
If you, or anyone else, accidentally takes too much, tell your doctor or your
nearest hospital casualty department. Take your medicine pack with you so
that people can see what you have taken.

4

Possible side effects

Voltaren Tablets are suitable for most people, but, like all medicines, they
can sometimes cause side effects.
Some side effects can be serious
Stop taking Voltaren Tablets and tell your doctor straight away if you
notice:
* Stomach pain, indigestion, heartburn, wind, nausea (feeling sick) or
vomiting (being sick)
* Any sign of bleeding in the stomach or intestine, for example, when
emptying your bowels, blood in vomit or black, tarry faeces
* Allergic reactions which can include skin rash, itching, bruising, painful red
areas, peeling or blistering
* Wheezing or shortness of breath (bronchospasm)
* Swollen face, lips, hands or fingers
* Yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes
* Persistent sore throat or high temperature
* An unexpected change in the amount of urine produced and/or its
appearance.
If you notice that you are bruising more easily than usual or have frequent
sore throats or infections, tell your doctor.
The side effects listed below have also been reported.
Common side effects (These may affect between 1 and 10 in every 100
patients):
* Stomach pain, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, indigestion, wind,
loss of appetite
* Headache, dizziness, vertigo
* Skin rash or spots
* Raised levels of liver enzymes in the blood.
Rare side effects (These may affect between 1 in every 1000 to 1 in
every 10,000 patients):
* Stomach ulcers or bleeding (there have been very rare reported cases
resulting in death, particularly in the elderly)
* Gastritis (inflammation, irritation or swelling of the stomach lining)
* Vomiting blood
* Diarrhoea with blood in it or bleeding from the back passage
* Black tarry faeces or stools
* Drowsiness, tiredness
* Hypotension (low blood pressure, symptoms of which may include
faintness, giddiness or light headedness)
* Skin rash and itching
* Fluid retention, symptoms of which include swollen ankles
* Liver function disorders, including hepatitis and jaundice.
Very rare side effects (These may affect less than 1 in every 10,000
patients):
Effects on the nervous system:
Tingling or numbness in the fingers, tremor, visual disturbances such as
blurred or double vision, hearing loss or impairment, tinnitus (ringing in the
ears), sleeplessness, nightmares, mood changes, depression, anxiety,
mental disorders, disorientation and loss of memory, fits, headaches together
with a dislike of bright lights, fever and a stiff neck, disturbances in
sensation.

Effects on the liver or kidneys:
Kidney or severe liver disorders including liver failure, presence of blood or
protein in the urine.
Effects on skin or hair:
Serious skin rashes including Stevens-Johnson syndrome Lyell’s
syndrome and other skin rashes which may be made worse by exposure
to sunlight.
Hair loss.
Other side effects that have also been reported include:
Inflammation of the pancreas, impotence.
Facial swelling, inflammation of the lining of the brain (meningitis), stroke,
throat disorders, confusion, hallucinations, malaise (general feeling of
discomfort), inflammation of the nerves of the eye.
Do not be alarmed by this list - most people take Voltaren Tablets
without any problems.
If any of the symptoms become troublesome, or if you notice anything
else not mentioned here, please go and see your doctor. He/she may
want to give you a different medicine.

5

*
*
*
*
*

6

How to store this medicine
Keep out of the reach and sight of children
Do not store above 30°C
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the pack
If your tablets become discoloured or show signs of any deterioration,
you should seek the advice of your pharmacist who will advise you what
to do
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required.
These measures will help to protect the environment.

Further information

What this medicine contains:
Each tablet contains 100mg diclofenac sodium.
Also contains silica aerogel, cetyl alcohol, magnesium stearate, povidone,
sucrose, hypromellose, polysorbate 80, talc, titanium dioxide, red iron oxide
(E172) and macrogol 8000.
What this medicine looks like and contents of the pack
Voltaren Retard are round, biconvex, pink/peach coated tablets. They come
in blister pack sizes 10s and 28s.
Manufacturer and Licence Holder
This medicine is manufactured by Famar S.A. Factory B, Anthousa, Athens,
Greece and is procured from within the EU. Product Licence Holder: LTT
Pharma Limited, Unit 18, Oxleasow Road, East Moons Moat, Redditch,
Worcestershire, B98 0RE and repackaged by Lexon (UK) Limited, B98 0RE.

POM

PL 33723/0135

Voltaren is a registered trademark of Novartis AG.
Revision date: 14/05/12

Blind or partially sighted?
Is this leaflet hard to see or read?
Phone Lexon (UK) Limited, Tel: 01527 505414
for help.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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