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Revised: 10/2016

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Voltaren SUPPO 25mg
 Active ingredient:
Diclofenac sodium
 Dosage form:
white to pale yellow suppository
 Print on wrapping:
printed on aluminum package: ボルタレンサポ25mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is used in anus and effects throughout the body to suppress production of prostaglandin in the body, which is considered as a cause of inflammation/pain/fever. It consequently relieves inflammation/swelling/pain in muscles or joint, and shows antipyretic effect if a fever is present.
It is usually used for reduction of pain/inflammation such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, low back pain, or for reduction of post-operative pain/inflammation, or for urgent relief of fever in acute upper respiratory tract inflammation.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have: peptic ulcer, hematological abnormality, hepatic disorder, renal disorder, hypertension, cardiac dysfunction, aspirin-induced asthma or its history, bronchial asthma, swelling/bleeding in rectum, hemorrhoid, influenza or varicella.
  • If you are pregnant, possibly pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, insert 1 to 2 suppositories (25 to 50 mg of the active ingredients) at a time, once to twice a day. For children, roughly, a half suppository (12.5 mg of the active ingredients) for 6 to under 9 years old, a half to 1 suppository (12.5 to 25 mg) for 9 to under 12 years old at a time, once to twice a day. Use lower doses according to the age or symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • The medicine is suppository designed to be inserted through the anus, not for oral intake. Please use it after defecation as much as possible.
  • Particularly follow the instructions of your doctor if patient is infant, elderly, or in severely exhausted state.
  • If you miss a dose, use a dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose (less than 5 hours if you use twice a day), skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never use two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally use more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision, avoid driving a car or operating dangerous machinery.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include diarrhea, soft stool, constipation, abdominal pain, abdominal discomfort, nausea, symptoms in anal region (irritation, etc.), dizziness, hypothermia, edema (swelling of limbs) and rash. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • cold sweat, breathlessness, disturbed consciousness, hives, angioedema [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • nausea, stomachache, abdominal pain, hematemesis, melena (black stool) [gastrointestinal ulcer accompanied by hemorrhagic shock or intestinal perforation, gastrointestinal stenosis/obstruction]
  • fever, rash/blister in skin, bloodshot eyes, erosion in lips/mouth [mucocutaneous ocular syndrome, toxic epidermal necrosis, erythroderma]
  • decrease of urine output, edema, headache [acute renal failure, nephrotic syndromes]
  • breathlessness, wheezing [severe asthmatic attack (aspirin-induced asthma)]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Keep under 15℃ (preferably in refrigerator) as it may change shape with heat.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Ask the pharmacy or medical institution how to discard.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.