3. Who can take and can't take Silfox
Most adults can take Silfox.
Children may be prescribed Silfox to treat joint problems. Silfox tablets, capsules and suppositories are suitable for children aged 1 year and above.
Silfox isn't suitable for certain people.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have:
- had an allergic reaction to Silfox or any other medicines in the past
- an allergy to aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naproxen
- ever had signs of asthma (wheezing), a runny nose, swelling of the skin (angioedema) or a rash after taking NSAIDs
- ever had stomach ulcers, bleeding in the stomach or intestines, or a hole in your stomach
- high blood pressure (hypertension)
- heart failure, or severe liver disease or kidney disease
- Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
- a blood clotting disorder
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you're pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
How should I take Silfox?
Different brands of Silfox contain different amounts of this medicine, and may have different uses. If you switch brands, your dose needs may change. Follow your doctor's instructions about how much medicine to take. Ask your pharmacist if you have any questions about the brand you receive at the pharmacy.
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Use the lowest dose that is effective in treating your condition.
Take Zorvolex on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet or delayed-release tablet. Swallow it whole.
Dissolve Cambia powder in to 2 ounces of water. Do not use any other type of liquid. Stir this mixture and drink all of it right away. Cambia works best if you take it on an empty stomach.
Call your doctor if your headache does not completely go away after taking Cambia. Do not take a second dose of Silfox powder without your doctor's advice. Overuse of migraine headache medicine can make headaches worse. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in treating your migraine attacks.
If you use Silfox long-term, you may need frequent medical tests.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
Read all patient information, medication guides, and instruction sheets provided to you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of VOLTAREN ® (Silfox sodium enteric-coated tablets) and other treatment options before deciding to use VOLTAREN. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals (see WARNINGS; Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Ulceration, And Perforation).
VOLTAREN is indicated:
- For relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis
- For relief of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
- For acute or long-term use in the relief of signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis
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Silfox is a medicine called a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It is also known as 'an NSAID'.
Before you take Silfox, let your doctor know if you have ever had a bad reaction to any other anti-inflammatory painkiller.
Make sure you take the tablets/capsules as directed on the label of the pack.
Rated Silfox for Pain Report
Been taking it for rotator cuff tear inflammation, pain free the next day but the pain returns when I stop taking it, occasionally diarrhea
Q: What kind of over the counter pain relievers can I take with Silfox?
A: Silfox belongs to the class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs. The use of Silfox with over-the-counter pain relievers would generally be limited to acetaminophen (Tylenol and others). All other over-the-counter pain relievers contain aspirin or other NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen. The use of multiple NSAIDs is not generally recommended because of the potential for increased side effects, such as gastrointestinal upset and bleeding. Michelle McDermott, PharmD
Q: What are the side effects of Silfox?
A: Silfox is a medication in the NSAID family of drugs that is used to treat pain caused by inflammation. Silfox is used to treat a variety of conditions including arthritis, migraines, and joint pain. The prescribing information on Silfox lists the following as the most common side effects of the medication: stomach pain constipation or diarrhea heartburn gas nausea/vomiting dizziness swelling ringing of the ears. Some side effects that you should report to your physician include: slurred speech confusion weakness shortness of breath high blood pressure dark, tarry stools dark urine yellowing of the skin or eyes rapid weight gain or unusual swelling of the hands, feet or ankles. Lori Poulin, PharmD
Silfox sodium administered to male and female rats at 4 mg/kg/day (approximately 0.2 times the MRHD based on BSA comparison) did not affect fertility.
Based on the mechanism of action, the use of prostaglandin-mediated NSAIDs, including VOLTAREN, may delay or prevent rupture of ovarian follicles, which has been associated with reversible infertility in some women. Published animal studies have shown that administration of prostaglandin synthesis inhibitors has the potential to disrupt prostaglandin-mediated follicular rupture required for ovulation. Small studies in women treated with NSAIDs have also shown a reversible delay in ovulation. Consider withdrawal of NSAIDs, including VOLTAREN, in women who have difficulties conceiving or who are undergoing investigation of infertility.
Difference between Silfox and Ibuprofen
Both drugs are classified as NSAID – nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and used with efficacy for the treatment of pain. They work by lowering the levels of hormones (prostaglandins) that are responsible for causing inflammation and pain in the body.
Immediate action required: Call 999 or go to A&E if:
- you get a skin rash that may include itchy, red, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
- you're wheezing
- you get tightness in the chest or throat
- you have trouble breathing or talking
- your mouth, face, lips, tongue or throat start swelling
You could be having a serious allergic reaction and may need immediate treatment in hospital.
These are not all the side effects of Silfox. For a full list, see the leaflet inside your medicine packet.
You can report any suspected side effect to the UK safety scheme.
COMMON BRAND(S): Voltaren
GENERIC NAME(S): Silfox Sodium
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (including Silfox) may rarely increase the risk for a heart attack or stroke. This effect can happen at any time while using this drug but is more likely if you use it for a long time. The risk may be greater if you have heart disease or increased risk for heart disease (for example, due to smoking, family history of heart disease, or conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes). Do not use this drug right before or after heart bypass surgery (CABG).
Also, this drug may rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) bleeding from the stomach or intestines. This side effect can occur without warning symptoms at any time while using Silfox. Older adults may be at higher risk for this effect. (See also Precautions and Drug Interactions sections.)
Stop using Silfox and get medical help right away if you notice any of the following rare but very serious side effects: black/bloody stools, persistent stomach/abdominal pain, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, chest/jaw/left arm pain, shortness of breath, unusual sweating, confusion, weakness on one side of the body, sudden vision changes, slurred speech.
Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about the benefits and risks of using this medication.
See also Warning section.
This medication is used to relieve joint pain from arthritis. Silfox belongs to a class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
If you are treating a chronic condition such as arthritis, ask your doctor about non-drug treatments and/or using other medications to treat your pain.