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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
VOLTAROL® 50MG DISPERSIBLE TABLETS /
VOLTAREN® 50MG DISPERSIBLE TABLETS /
DICLOFENAC 50MG DISPERSIBLE TABLETS
(diclofenac sodium)
This medicine will be referred to as Voltarol Tablets throughout the
remainder of this leaflet.
What you need to know about Voltarol 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 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
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Voltarol Tablets
6. Further information
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 non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
NSAIDs reduce pain and inflammation.
Voltarol Tablets act quickly and so are used to treat short term painful
conditions affecting the joints and muscles. They are especially useful for
the treatment of sprains, strains and back pain. They should not be taken
for more than three months.
2. Things to consider before you start to take Voltarol Tablets
Some people MUST NOT take Voltarol Dispersible 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
Dispersible 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
 if you have established heart disease and/or cerebrovascular disease
e.g. if you have had a heart attack, stroke, mini-stroke (TIA) or
blockages to blood vessels to the heart or brain or an operation to
clear or bypass blockages
 if you have or have had problems with your blood circulation
(peripheral arterial disease)
 you are more than six months pregnant.
You should also ask yourself these questions before taking Voltarol
Dispersible 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 angina, blood clots, high blood pressure, raised
cholesterol or raised triglycerides
 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 you a smoker)?
 Do you have diabetes
 Do you smoke
 Do you have Lupus (SLE) or any similar condition?

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

The usual doses are:
Adults
One tablet two or three times a day.

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 and 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/cholestyramine (used to lower cholesterol)

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.

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
Dispersible Tablets during the last 3 months of pregnancy as it may
affect the baby’s circulation.
 Are you trying for a baby? Taking Voltarol Dispersible 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 Dispersible 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 Dispersible Tablets 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 Dispersible
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 Dispersible
Tablets.
 Voltarol Dispersible Tablets are not suitable for children.
The tablets contain erythrosine and may be unsuitable for some people.
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 before or with food.
Drop the tablets into a glass of water, and stir. Drink the liquid at once.
To make sure you get all of the medicine, rinse the glass round with a
small amount of water and drink this as well.

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 (three 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.

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), stroke.
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 (meningitis), stroke, throat disorders, confusion,
hallucinations, malaise (general feeling of discomfort), inflammation of the
nerves in the eye.

4. Possible side effects
Voltarol Dispersible Tablets are suitable for most people, but, like all
medicines, they can sometimes cause side effects. Side effects may be
minimised by using the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration
necessary.
Some side effects can be serious
Stop taking Voltarol Dispersible 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.

Do not be alarmed by this list - most people take Voltarol Dispersible
Tablets without any problems.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This
includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also
report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects, you can help
provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. How to store Voltarol Tablets
The expiry date for these tablets is given on the carton. Do not take
the tablets after this date.
Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original package.
KEEP OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN.
If your doctor tells you to stop taking the tablets, please take any
unused tablets back to your pharmacist to be destroyed. Do not throw
them away with your normal household water or waste. This will help to
protect the environment.
6. Further information
Voltarol Tablets contain diclofenac. Each tablet contains 46.5mg of
diclofenac equivalent to 50mg of diclofenac sodium.
The tablets also contain the following inactive ingredients:
croscarmellose sodium, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch
glycollate, talc, colloidal silicon dioxide and hydrogenated castor oil. This
product does not contain any flavouring agents but this does not affect the
efficacy or safety of the product.
Warning: This product contains hydrogenated castor oil. It may
cause stomach upset and diarrhoea.
Voltarol Tablets are white, triangular shaped tablets, with the letter
V on the front and the letters CG on the back.
Voltarol Tablets are available in blister packs of 20 tablets.
Manufacturer
This product is manufactured by; Novartis Pharma AG, Stein,
Switzerland. It is procured from within the EU. Product Licence
holder: G Pharma Ltd, Dakota Ave, Salford, M50 2PU
PL 16369/0354
This leaflet was last revised:

POM
20/03/2014

‘Voltarol’ and ‘Voltaren’ are registered trademarks of Novartis AG.

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
VOLTAROL® 50MG DISPERSIBLE TABLETS /
VOLTAREN® 50MG DISPERSIBLE TABLETS /
DICLOFENAC 50MG DISPERSIBLE TABLETS
(diclofenac sodium)
This medicine will be referred to as Voltarol Tablets throughout the
remainder of this leaflet.
What you need to know about Voltarol 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 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
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Voltarol Tablets
6. Further information
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 non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
NSAIDs reduce pain and inflammation.
Voltarol Tablets act quickly and so are used to treat short term painful
conditions affecting the joints and muscles. They are especially useful for
the treatment of sprains, strains and back pain. They should not be taken
for more than three months.
2. Things to consider before you start to take Voltarol Tablets
Some people MUST NOT take Voltarol Dispersible 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
Dispersible 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
 if you have established heart disease and/or cerebrovascular disease
e.g. if you have had a heart attack, stroke, mini-stroke (TIA) or
blockages to blood vessels to the heart or brain or an operation to
clear or bypass blockages
 if you have or have had problems with your blood circulation
(peripheral arterial disease)
 you are more than six months pregnant.
You should also ask yourself these questions before taking Voltarol
Dispersible 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 angina, blood clots, high blood pressure, raised
cholesterol or raised triglycerides
 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 you a smoker)?
 Do you have diabetes
 Do you smoke
 Do you have Lupus (SLE) or any similar condition?

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

The usual doses are:
Adults
One tablet two or three times a day.

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 and 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/cholestyramine (used to lower cholesterol)

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.

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
Dispersible Tablets during the last 3 months of pregnancy as it may
affect the baby’s circulation.
 Are you trying for a baby? Taking Voltarol Dispersible 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 Dispersible 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 Dispersible Tablets 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 Dispersible
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 Dispersible
Tablets.
 Voltarol Dispersible Tablets are not suitable for children.
The tablets contain erythrosine and may be unsuitable for some people.
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 before or with food.
Drop the tablets into a glass of water, and stir. Drink the liquid at once.
To make sure you get all of the medicine, rinse the glass round with a
small amount of water and drink this as well.

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 (three 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.

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), stroke.
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 (meningitis), stroke, throat disorders, confusion,
hallucinations, malaise (general feeling of discomfort), inflammation of the
nerves in the eye.

4. Possible side effects
Voltarol Dispersible Tablets are suitable for most people, but, like all
medicines, they can sometimes cause side effects. Side effects may be
minimised by using the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration
necessary.
Some side effects can be serious
Stop taking Voltarol Dispersible 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.

Do not be alarmed by this list - most people take Voltarol Dispersible
Tablets without any problems.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This
includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also
report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects, you can help
provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. How to store Voltarol Tablets
The expiry date for these tablets is given on the carton. Do not take
the tablets after this date.
Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original package.
KEEP OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN.
If your doctor tells you to stop taking the tablets, please take any
unused tablets back to your pharmacist to be destroyed. Do not throw
them away with your normal household water or waste. This will help to
protect the environment.
6. Further information
Voltarol Tablets contain diclofenac. Each tablet contains 46.5mg of
diclofenac equivalent to 50mg of diclofenac sodium.
The tablets also contain the following inactive ingredients:
croscarmellose sodium, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch
glycollate, talc, colloidal silicon dioxide and hydrogenated castor oil. This
product does not contain any flavouring agents but this does not affect the
efficacy or safety of the product.
Warning: This product contains hydrogenated castor oil. It may
cause stomach upset and diarrhoea.
Voltarol Tablets are white, triangular shaped tablets, with the letter
V on the front and the letters CG on the back.
Voltarol Tablets are available in blister packs of 20 tablets.
Manufacturer
This product is manufactured by; Novartis Pharma AG, Stein,
Switzerland. It is procured from within the EU. Product Licence
holder: G Pharma Ltd, Dakota Ave, Salford, M50 2PU
PL 16369/0354
This leaflet was last revised:

POM
20/03/2014

‘Voltarol’ and ‘Voltaren’ are registered trademarks of Novartis AG.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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