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How is diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren) used?

Diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren and others) is usually used:

  • Two to four times daily by mouth for the immediate-release tablets and capsules.
  • Only once daily by mouth for the extended-release (long-acting) tablets, and rarely twice daily, only if approved by your doctor. Diclofenac should be taken at around the same time every day to best treat joint pain, swelling, stiffness or tenderness caused by many different forms of arthritis.

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