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Diclofenac potassium, the working matter of Voltaren Rapide is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with analgesic and antipyretic assets. Diclofenac reduces prostaglandin synthesis by interfering with the action of prostaglandin synthetase. This inhibitory effect may somewhat explain its actions. It is believed to be a peripherally acting analgesic.

Diclofenac potassium tablets have a quick onset of action, making them mainly appropriate for the treatment of severe painful inflammatory conditions.

Voltaren is used for the short-term treatment of acute, mild to reasonably severe pain that may be accompanied by inflammation, in conditions such as: musculoskeletal and/or soft tissue trauma including sprains, postoperative pain following dental extraction, episiotomy or dysmenorrhea.

Voltaren should not be used in individuals with active, or recent history of, inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract such as: peptic ulcer, gastritis, regional enteritis, and ulcerative colitis.

Individuals should be directed to contact their doctor right away if they suffer symptoms or signs suggestive of peptic ulceration or gastrointestinal bleeding. These reactions can occur at any time during treatment, without warning symptoms or signs. If peptic ulceration is suspected or confirmed, or if gastrointestinal bleeding occurs, diclofenac potassium should be discontinued, appropriate treatment instituted and the patient closely monitored.