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Voltarol Rapid 50mg Tablets
(diclofenac potassium)
Patient Information Leaflet
Your medicine is called Voltarol Rapid 50mg Tablets, but will be referred to
as Voltarol Rapid Tablets throughout this leaflet.
What you need to know about Voltarol Rapid 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 Voltarol Rapid Tablets are, and what they are used for
2 Things to consider before you start to take Voltarol Rapid Tablets
3 How to take Voltarol Rapid Tablets
4 Possible side effects
5 How to store Voltarol Rapid Tablets
6 Further information

1

What Voltarol Rapid Tablets are and what they are
used for

Diclofenac potassium, the active ingredient in Voltarol Rapid Tablets, is one
of a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
(NSAIDs). NSAIDs reduce pain and inflammation.
Voltarol Rapid Tablets relieve pain, reduce swelling and ease inflammation
in:
* Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthrosis, acute gout, low back pain, ankylosing
spondolytis
* Migraine
* Conditions affecting the joints and muscles such as sprains and strains,
soft tissue sports injuries, frozen shoulder, dislocations, and fractures
* Conditions affecting the tendons for example, tendonitis, tenosynovitis,
bursitis.
They are also used to treat pain and inflammation associated with
orthopaedic, dental and other minor surgery.

If the answer to any of these questions is YES, discuss your treatment
with your doctor or pharmacist because Voltarol Rapid 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)
* Trimethoprim (a medicine used to prevent or treat urinary tract infections)
* 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.
* 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
Voltarol Rapid Tablets during the last 3 months of pregnancy as it may
affect the baby’s circulation.
* Are you trying for a baby? Taking Voltarol Rapid 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 Rapid 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

*
*

2

Things to consider before you start to take Voltarol
Rapid Tablets

Some people MUST NOT take Voltarol Rapid Tablets.
Talk to your doctor if:
* you think you may be allergic to diclofenac potassium, aspirin, ibuprofen or
any other NSAID, or to any of the other ingredients of Voltarol Rapid
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
Rapid 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)?
* Do you have Lupus (SLE) or any similar condition?
* Do you have an intolerance to some sugars such as sucrose? (Voltarol
Rapid Tablets contain sucrose).

*

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 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.

3

How to take Voltarol Rapid Tablets

The doctor will tell you how many Voltarol Rapid 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.
Voltarol Rapid Tablets are specially formulated to act quickly. Swallow the
tablets whole with a drink of water. Do not crush or chew them.
The usual doses are:
Adults
75 mg to 150 mg daily divided into two or three doses.
The number of tablets you take will depend on the strength the doctor has
given you.
For the relief of migraine in adults:
Take 50 mg at the first signs of an attack. If the migraine has not gone after
2 hours, take another 50 mg. You can take further doses at intervals of 4 to
6 hours if necessary, but you must not take more than 200 mg in a day.
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 Rapid Tablets are not affecting your stomach.

Ref: 1023/120912/1/B

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Voltarol Rapid 50mg Tablets
(diclofenac potassium)
Patient Information Leaflet (continued)
Children over 14
75 mg to 100 mg daily divided into two or three doses.
Voltarol Rapid Tablets are not recommended for children under 14.
They are not recommended for the treatment of migraine in children of
any age.
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 (three 50 mg tablets or
six 25 mg tablets) 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 Rapid 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 Rapid 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 1 in 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 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).

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 and 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 (menigitis), stroke, throat disorders, confusion,
hallucinations, malaise (general feeling of discomfort), inflammation of the
nerves in the eye.
Medicines such as diclofenac may be associated with small increased risk of
heart attack or stroke.
Do not be alarmed by this list – most people take Voltarol Rapid 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

How to store Voltarol Rapid Tablets

EXPIRY DATE
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date shown on the carton label or
blister label.
If your doctor tells you to stop taking this medicine, return any unused
medicine to your pharmacist for safe disposal. Only keep this medicine, if your
doctor tells you to. If your medicine becomes discoloured or shows any other
signs of deterioration, consult your pharmacist who will tell you what to do.
STORAGE
* Keep out of the sight and reach of childern
* Protect from moisture.
* Do not store above 30°C.
IMPORTANT
This leaflet does not tell you everything about your medicine. If you have any
questions or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
He/she will have additional information about this medicine and will be able
to advise you.

6

Further information

What Voltarol Rapid Tablets contains:
Voltarol Rapid Tablet contains 50mg of the active ingedient.
Voltarol Rapid Tablet also contains silica colloidal anhydrous, calcium
phosphate, magnesium stearate, maize starch, povidone, sodium starch
glycollate, microcrystalline cellulose, iron oxide red (E172), macrogol 8000,
sucrose, talc, titanium dioxide (E171).
What Voltarol Rapid Tablets looks like and contents of the pack
Voltarol Rapid Tablet are round Reddish/Brown coloured Coated tablets, with
no markings.
They are available in blister pack of 30 tablets.
Manufacturer and Licence Holder
Voltarol are manufactured by Novartis Farma S.p.A, Officina di Torre
Annunziata, Naples, Italy and are procured from within the EU and
repackaged by the Product Licence Holder: Lexon (UK) Limited, Unit 18,
Oxleasow Road, East Moons Moat, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0RE.

POM

PL 15184/1023

Voltarol Rapid 50mg Tablets

Voltarol is a registered trademark of Novartis AG.
Revision date: 12/09/12

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

Ref: 1023/120912/2/F

®

Volfast 50mg Tablets
(diclofenac potassium)
Patient Information Leaflet
Your medicine is called Volfast 50mg Tablets, but will be referred to as
Volfast Tablets throughout this leaflet.
What you need to know about Volfast 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 Volfast Tablets are, and what they are used for
2 Things to consider before you start to take Volfast Tablets
3 How to take Volfast Tablets
4 Possible side effects
5 How to store Volfast Tablets
6 Further information

1

What Volfast Tablets are and what they are used for

Diclofenac potassium, the active ingredient in Volfast Tablets, is one of a
group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
NSAIDs reduce pain and inflammation.
Volfast Tablets relieve pain, reduce swelling and ease inflammation in:
* Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthrosis, acute gout, low back pain, ankylosing
spondolytis
* Migraine
* Conditions affecting the joints and muscles such as sprains and strains,
soft tissue sports injuries, frozen shoulder, dislocations, and fractures
* Conditions affecting the tendons for example, tendonitis, tenosynovitis,
bursitis.
They are also used to treat pain and inflammation associated with
orthopaedic, dental and other minor surgery.

If the answer to any of these questions is YES, discuss your treatment
with your doctor or pharmacist because Volfast 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)
* Trimethoprim (a medicine used to prevent or treat urinary tract infections)
* 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.
* 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
Volfast Tablets during the last 3 months of pregnancy as it may
affect the baby’s circulation.
* Are you trying for a baby? Taking Volfast 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 Volfast 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

*
2

Things to consider before you start to take Volfast
Tablets

Some people MUST NOT take Volfast Tablets.
Talk to your doctor if:
* you think you may be allergic to diclofenac potassium, aspirin, ibuprofen or
any other NSAID, or to any of the other ingredients of Volfast
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 Volfast
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)?
* Do you have Lupus (SLE) or any similar condition?
* Do you have an intolerance to some sugars such as sucrose? (Voltarol
Rapid Tablets contain sucrose).

*
*

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 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.

3

How to take Volfast Tablets

The doctor will tell you how many Volfast 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.
Volfast Tablets are specially formulated to act quickly. Swallow the tablets
whole with a drink of water. Do not crush or chew them.
The usual doses are:
Adults
75 mg to 150 mg daily divided into two or three doses.
The number of tablets you take will depend on the strength the doctor has
given you.
For the relief of migraine in adults:
Take 50 mg at the first signs of an attack. If the migraine has not gone after
2 hours, take another 50 mg. You can take further doses at intervals of 4 to
6 hours if necessary, but you must not take more than 200 mg in a day.
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
Volfast Tablets are not affecting your stomach.

Ref: 1023/120912/2/B

®

Volfast 50mg Tablets
(diclofenac potassium)
Patient Information Leaflet (continued)
Children over 14
75 mg to 100 mg daily divided into two or three doses.
Volfast Tablets are not recommended for children under 14. They are
not recommended for the treatment of migraine in children of any age.
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 (three 50 mg tablets or
six 25 mg tablets) 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

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 and 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 (menigitis), stroke, throat disorders, confusion,
hallucinations, malaise (general feeling of discomfort), inflammation of the
nerves in the eye.
Medicines such as diclofenac may be associated with small increased risk of
heart attack or stroke.
Do not be alarmed by this list – most people take Volfast 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.

Possible side effects

Volfast Tablets are suitable for most people, but, like all medicines, they can
sometimes cause side effects.
Some side effects can be serious
Stop taking Volfast 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 1 in 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 disurbances such as
blurred or double vision, hearing loss or impairment, tinnitus (ringing in the
ears), sleeplessness, nightmares, mood changes, depression, anxiety,
mental disorders, confusion, hallucinations, malaise, 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 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).

5

How to store Volfast Tablets

EXPIRY DATE
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date shown on the carton label or
blister label.
If your doctor tells you to stop taking this medicine, return any unused
medicine to your pharmacist for safe disposal. Only keep this medicine, if your
doctor tells you to. If your medicine becomes discoloured or shows any other
signs of deterioration, consult your pharmacist who will tell you what to do.
STORAGE
* Keep out of the sight and reach of childern
* Protect from moisture.
* Do not store above 30°C.
IMPORTANT
This leaflet does not tell you everything about your medicine. If you have any
questions or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
He/she will have additional information about this medicine and will be able
to advise you.

6

Further information

What Volfast Tablets contains:
Volfast Tablet contains 50mg of the active ingedient.
Volfast Tablet also contains silica colloidal anhydrous, calcium
phosphate, magnesium stearate, maize starch, povidone, sodium starch
glycollate, microcrystalline cellulose, iron oxide red (E172), macrogol 8000,
sucrose, talc, titanium dioxide (E171).
What Volfast Tablets looks like and contents of the pack
Volfast Tablet are round Reddish/Brown coloured Coated tablets, with no
markings.
They are available in blister pack of 30 tablets.
Manufacturer and Licence Holder
Voltarol are manufactured by Novartis Farma S.p.A, Officina di Torre
Annunziata, Naples, Italy and are procured from within the EU and
repackaged by the Product Licence Holder: Lexon (UK) Limited, Unit 18,
Oxleasow Road, East Moons Moat, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0RE.

POM

PL 15184/1023

Volfast 50mg Tablets

Volfast is a registered trademark of Novartis AG.
Revision date: 12/09/12

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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