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Voltaire: what it is for, when to use it and side effects

Voltaire is a popular anti-inflammatory, used to relieve pain and reduce inflammation, which comes in gel, ointment and tablet form. Discover all the information about this medicine.


What is Voltaire?

With the name of Voltaire we find ourselves before, probably, one of the best known and most popular anti- inflammatory. In fact, looking at its prospectus, it is a drug that belongs to the group of drugs known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), so it is useful and suitable for the treatment of both pain and inflammation.

We can find it in different presentations, the most popular being the one that comes in the form of a gel, to be applied to the skin in the affected area that you want to treat. However, it is also possible to buy it in the form of gastro-resistant tablets, with a different composition (50 mg and 100 mg).

Its active ingredient is diclofenac sodium, a steroid-free substance that, from a therapeutic and medical point of view, is used to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.

In fact, it is considered one of the topical no steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs whose popularity and sales have reached number one, since its formula is capable of penetrating deeply into the area to be treated, reducing inflammation and calming pain.

What is Voltaire used for? Its main uses

Basically we are faced with a useful medicine to relieve pain symptomatically, and reduce localized inflammation.

Since Voltaire is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), thanks to its composition (containing diclofenac sodium),  it is a useful drug to relieve mild and moderate pain  in common problems and pathologies in which there is the presence of pain, such as: headache, migraines, toothache, menstrual cramps…

It is also useful for reducing inflammation, as well as sensitivity and stiffness caused by certain pathologies, such as: enclosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, post-traumatic inflammation, osteoarthritis, ankylopoietic spondyloarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, among others.

In addition, it is also useful in the treatment of pain and inflammation in case of acute attacks of gout and extra-articular rheumatism. Of course, depending on the presentation, its uses will be different, since applying it to the skin is not the same as consuming it in the form of tablets.

However, below we summarize what are the main uses of Voltaire:

  • Osteoarthritis.
  • Low back pain.
  • Headache and migraines.
  • Back pain, neck pain and torticollis.
  • Dislocations and sprains.
  • Inflammation in tendons, joints, ligaments and muscles (sprains or trauma).
  • tennis elbow

How to use Voltaire?

Depending on the form of presentation, the consumption and/or use of Voltaire will be very different:

  • In gel form: Apply a thin layer massaging gently until completely absorbed, in the area to be treated or affected area. You can apply the gel 3 to 4 times a day.
  • In the form of gastro-resistant tablets: It should be taken before meals or on an empty stomach. In adults and children over 14 years of age, it is usual to take 2 Voltaire 50 mg tablets a day. Of diclofenac. It is not advisable to exceed the dose of 3 tablets per day, or what is the same, 150 mg of diclofenac per day.

In addition, in case of menstrual pain, the package insert recommends adjusting the dose between 50 to 200 mg, the equivalent of 1 to 4 tablets, starting with an initial dose of 50-100 mg, and increasing it in the following menstrual cycles in case if necessary.

Main side effects of Voltaire

As with any other medication, Voltaire can cause some side effects or adverse effects, such as headaches and dizziness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, heartburn, abdominal pain, gas and skin rashes.

It can also cause other less common but more serious symptoms, such as palpitations, symptoms of a heart attack or myocardial infarction (that is, severe chest pain that comes on suddenly), shortness of breath, and swelling of the feet and legs. Legs (symptoms associated with heart failure). These symptoms are reason enough to quickly consult a doctor.

In addition, if mild abdominal cramps occur shortly after starting treatment, together with abdominal pain on palpation and rectal bleeding or bloody diarrhea, a doctor should be consulted promptly.


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