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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 SR Capsules 37.5mg
 Active ingredient:
Diclofenac sodium
 Dosage form:
white caplsule, major axis: 15.8 mm, minor axis: 5.8 mm
 Print on wrapping:
ボルタレンSR37.5mg, Voltaren SR, CG305

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses production of prostaglandin in the body, which is considered as a cause of inflammation and pain. It consequently relieves inflammation/swelling, pain in muscles or joint.
It is usually used for reduction of pain/inflammation such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, low back pain, etc.

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, 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, take 1 capsule (37.5 mg of the active ingredients) at a time, twice a day after meal. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Take it with a large amount of water without chewing, and avoid taking just before bedtime.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as possible when you remembered that you missed a dose. However, if it is 5 hours or less before the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking 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 stomachache, stomach discomfort, abdominal pain, edema, itch, rash, headache and drowsiness. 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, breathing difficulty, 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]
  • breathing difficulty, 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.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Ask the pharmacy or medical institution how to discard.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.