Warnings for people with certain health conditions
For people with high blood pressure or water retention: Tell your doctor before using Voltarene. Your heart may already be working hard, and adding an NSAID can increase this workload.
For people with ulcer or digestive bleeding: If you’ve had an ulcer or bleeding from your digestive system, ask your doctor before using Voltarene. You’re at increased risk for another bleed.
For people with kidney disease or taking diuretics: If you have kidney disease or take diuretics (water pills), there’s a risk this drug can affect your kidneys’ ability to remove excess water from your body. Ask your doctor if Voltarene is the right drug for you.
For people with asthma and aspirin reactions: If you have asthma and you react to aspirin, you could have a bad reaction to Voltarene. Talk to your doctor before using the drug.
How should I take Voltarene?
Different brands of Voltarene 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 Voltarene 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 Voltarene 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.
Blood pressure drugs
Voltarene may decrease the blood pressure-lowering effects of some drugs used to control blood pressure. Using Voltarene with certain blood pressure medications may also increase your risk of kidney damage.
Examples of these blood pressure drugs include:
- angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, such as benazepril, captopril, enalapril, and lisinopril
- angiotensin II receptor blockers, such as candesartan, irbesartan, losartan, and olmesartan
- beta blockers, such as acebutolol, atenolol, metoprolol, and propranolol
- diuretics (water pills) such as furosemide or hydrochlorothiazide
Generic Name: Voltarene (dye KLOE fen ak)Brand Names: Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren-XR, Zipsor, Zorvolex, Voltaren, Dyloject
Medically reviewed by Kaci Durbin, MD Last updated on Jan 18, 2019.
Dosage and formulations
- Before you start taking Voltarene, read the manufacturer's printed information leaflet from ins >
Important: if you experience any of the following less common but more serious symptoms, stop taking Voltarene and contact your doctor for advice straightaway:
- If you have any breathing difficulties such as wheeze or breathlessness.
- If you have any signs of an allergic reaction such as swelling around your mouth or face, or a severe itchy skin rash.
- If you pass blood or black stools, bring up (vomit) blood, or have severe tummy (abdominal) pains.
If you experience any other symptoms which you think may be due to Voltarene, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.
Contact with drug warning
Voltarene gel can transfer to others. Make sure the gel has dried on your skin before you touch anyone else.
Q: What, if anything, is long term use of Voltarene depleting in my body and do I need to supplement with anything specific?
A: According to the manufacturer, Voltarene (Voltaren) can affect certain cells (platelets) that are necessary for causing blood clotting. What this means is that healing from a cut, bruise, scrape, etc. may take slightly longer. Voltarene (Voltaren) does not specifically deplete any vitamins or minerals in the body and supplements over-the-counter would really be of no benefit if they are used specifically due to Voltarene (Voltaren). I have included a couple of links for more information about Voltarene (Voltaren) and supplements. //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/Voltarene //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/multivitamin //www.everydayhealth.com/pain-management/pain-treatment.aspx Lori Mendoza, PharmD Mendoza, PharmD
Rated Voltarene for Pain Report
It was the worst my stomach got so painful i don't advice anyone to use
Voltarene and breastfeeding
Voltarene isn't usually recommended if you're breastfeeding
It's safer to take another anti-inflammatory medicine, such as ibuprofen.
Serious allergic reaction
In rare cases, it's possible to have a serious allergic reaction to Voltarene.