Q. Is diclofenac topical a blood thinner / controlled substance?
Diclofenac is a pain relieving medication and it does not significantly affect the function of platelets in blood; hence it is not a blood thinner. It is not a controlled substance as it does not have the potential for abuse or addiction.
Q. What is Voveran Ophtha ER?
ER is a short name for 'Extended Release'. Voveran Ophtha ER tablets deliver the drug Voveran Ophtha for a prolonged period of time. This, in turn, decreases the number of tablets you swallow per day.
Q. Can I use Voveran Ophtha along with vitamins?
Yes, Voveran Ophtha can be taken with vitamins. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can Voveran Ophtha be used for the treatment of hepatitis?
No, Voveran Ophtha is not approved for the treatment of hepatitis. Hepatitis is a condition where the liver is inflamed. Voveran Ophtha can, in fact, cause harm to the liver as a side effect.
Q. Can Voveran Ophtha be used after C-section?
Yes, Voveran Ophtha is a pain killer. C-section is the short name for Cesarean Section which is an operative procedure to deliver the baby through the mother's abdomen and uterus. Voveran Ophtha can be used to treat the pain that may occur after the operation.
Q. What is the difference between Voveran Ophtha and baclofen?
Voveran Ophtha is a pain killer. It belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is commonly used for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and spondylitis. Baclofen is a depressant of the nervous system, used to relax the muscles and also used in to reduce pain. Baclofen is used for the treatment of spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis.
Q. What is the difference between Voveran Ophtha and lidocaine?
Voveran Ophtha is a pain killer. It belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is commonly used for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and spondylitis. Lidocaine (also known as xylocaine and lignocaine) is a medication primarily used to numb tissue in a specific area before any surgical procedure and is also used to treat ventricular tachycardia (a condition where the beating rhythm of the heart gets disturbed.
Q. What is the Cmax of Voveran Ophtha?
Cmax of Voveran Ophtha (50 mg) is 3.9 µmol/l.
Q. Which is the best choice between Voveran Ophtha and aceclofenac?
The researcher has proved that aceclofenac is a better alternative to Voveran Ophtha with fewer side effects, especially in the treatment of osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis. Both Aceclofenac and Voveran Ophtha are NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) and used as painkillers.
Q. What is Voveran Ophtha SR?
Voveran Ophtha SR refers to the 'Sustained Release' preparation of Voveran Ophtha. Sustained release preparations are designed to release Voveran Ophtha at a known rate in order to maintain a constant drug concentration for a specific period of time with minimum side effects. This decreases the number of tablets you need to swallow with almost similar benefits.
Q. What is the half-life of Voveran Ophtha?
The half-life of Voveran Ophtha is 1-2 hours. This is the time required for the concentration or amount of drug in the body to be reduced by one-half.
Q. Which is the best choice between Voveran Ophtha and ibuprofen for back pain?
Both Voveran Ophtha and Ibuprofen can be used for back pain. Currently, there are not many studies which can identify the best treatment between the these two agents.
Q. Which is the best choice between Voveran Ophtha and ibuprofen for a toothache?
Both Voveran Ophtha and Ibuprofen can be used for toothache. Currently, there are not many studies which can identify the best treatment between the these two agents. However according to one study, a combination of Voveran Ophtha with paracetamol has been found to be better then a combination of Ibuprofen and paracetamol.
Q. What is the difference between Voveran Ophtha and meloxicam?
Meloxicam has been found to have fewer gastrointestinal side effects than Voveran Ophtha and its use is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke.
Q. Can I use Voveran Ophtha for the treatment of arthritis?
Yes, Voveran Ophtha is commonly used for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and spondylitis.It belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). .
Q. What is the difference between Voveran Ophtha and naproxen?
In research studies, naproxen has been found to have lesser cardiovascular events like stroke and heart attack than Voveran Ophtha. Another key variations naproxen may be more likely to be recommended for the treatment of inflammatory conditions in young patients as compared to Voveran Ophtha.
Q. Can I take Voveran Ophtha along with misoprostol?
Yes. It can be taken together. Misoprostol protects the stomach from irritating gastric effects of Voveran Ophtha. The combination of medication is used to treat arthritis in patients at high risk of getting stomach/intestinal ulcers and complications from the ulcers (such as bleeding).
Q. Can I use Voveran Ophtha for nerve pain?
Yes. Studies have shown Voveran Ophtha (topical preparations) to be of use in nerve pain like Post-Herpetic pain.
Q. Can I use Voveran Ophtha for eye management?
Yes. Voveran Ophtha eye drops can be used to treat non-bacterial inflammation,e.g. post-operative state. Voveran Ophtha eye drops have also been used to manage pain for traumatic corneal abrasion.
Q. Can I take Voveran Ophtha while I am on thyroxine?
Yes, Voveran Ophtha can be taken with thyroxine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. What is the difference between Voveran Ophtha potassium and Voveran Ophtha sodium?
Voveran Ophtha exists in two forms - the sodium salt (Voveran Ophtha sodium) and the potassium salt (Voveran Ophtha potassium). Each has the same amount of Voveran Ophtha base - the main difference is that Voveran Ophtha potassium is slightly more soluble in water than Voveran Ophtha sodium.
Q. Can Voveran Ophtha be used in the treatment of chikungunya?
Usually, the platelet count does not dip in cases of chikungunya and painkillers like Voveran Ophtha can lead to a risk of increased bleeding tendency. So refrain from taking piroxicam or any pain killer in the case of any fever with joint pain. Consult your doctor before starting Voveran Ophtha.
Q. Where is Voveran Ophtha metabolised?
Voveran Ophtha is metabolised in the liver.
Q. Can I use Voveran Ophtha with diuretics?
No, Voveran Ophtha should not be used with diuretics. Voveran Ophtha reduces the natriuretic effect of furosemide and thiazides diuretics in some patients. This response has been attributed to inhibition of renal prostaglandin synthesis.
Q. Is Voveran Ophtha a narcotic?
No, Voveran Ophtha is not a narcotic. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
Q. Why Voveran Ophtha should be stopped before surgery?
Since Voveran Ophtha has been shown to have blood thinning effects, it can increase the risk of bleeding. Therefore, it is stopped before surgery to prevent excessive loss of blood.
Q. Can Voveran Ophtha be used along with warfarin?
No. Using Voveran Ophtha together with warfarin can increase the risk of serious bleeding from the stomach (Higher than users of either drug alone). Inform your doctor before starting these medications.
Q. What are the contraindications for Voveran Ophtha?
Voveran Ophtha should not be used if there is an allergic reaction (hypersensitivity) to it, or other pain killers, active ulcer in the stomach, bleeding from the stomach, history of severe heart failure, liver failure, kidney failure and or heart attack.
Q. Is Voveran Ophtha a painkiller?
Yes. Voveran Ophtha is a pain killer. In fact, it belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is commonly used for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and spondylitis.
Q. Can Voveran Ophtha affect the chance of conceiving?
Yes. Voveran Ophtha can sometime cause reversible infertility. Voveran Ophtha by its mechanism of action, may delay or prevent rupture of ovarian follicles, which has been associated with reversible infertility in some women. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Q. Why does Voveran Ophtha cause an ulcer?
Voveran Ophtha can cause damage to the lining cells of the stomach by several mechanisms, including the irritant effect on the cells, breaking of the protective barrier properties of lining cells, suppression of prostaglandin production of the stomach, reduction of stomach mucosal blood flow and interference with the repair of superficial injury of the stomach lining.
Q. Is Voveran Ophtha good for back pain?
Yes, Voveran Ophtha has been found to be effective to reduce back pain. Voveran Ophtha is a pain killer that belongs to the NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory) class. Other NSAIDs have also been found to be useful in back pain eg. Ibuprofen and Naproxen.
Q. Why is Voveran Ophtha contraindicated in asthma?
Some patients with asthma are hypersensitive to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) like aspirin which can lead to acute attacks of asthma. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Q. Can I use Voveran Ophtha during my fever treatment?
Yes, Voveran Ophtha can reduce fever. However, commonly used to reduce the pain, particularly that which is seen with Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing spondylitis.
Q. Can I use Voveran Ophtha to treat a sore throat?
Sore throat is mostly caused by bacteria so antibiotics are given to treat a sore throat whereas Voveran Ophtha is a pain killer so it can be given in cases of throat pain associated with it but only under the prescription of a doctor.
Q. Can I use Voveran Ophtha with mifepristone?
These drugs should not be used together as the effect of mifepristone may be lowered by Voveran Ophtha. Mifepristone is used for medical abortion.
Q. Can I use Voveran Ophtha to treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Voveran Ophtha can be used to treat the pain associated with urinary tract infection (UTI) but for complete treatment, a course of antibiotics will be required.
Q. Can Voveran Ophtha cause sedation?
Voveran Ophtha is not known to cause sedation. There have been rare, an isolated case report of sedation with the drug.
Q. Can I take Voveran Ophtha for kidney stones?
Yes,Voveran Ophtha can be used to relieve the pain due to kidney stones. However, there is also a risk of kidney damage with Voveran Ophtha as its side effect. It is advised not to take Voveran Ophtha for a prolonged time for this condition without adequate monitoring.
Q. Can I use Voveran Ophtha with lithium?
No.These drugs should not be used together as Voveran Ophtha increases the blood levels of lithium which may further increase the side effects.
Q. What is the difference between Voveran Ophtha and ketoprofen?
Although both these agents are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), there is a subtle difference in the way they act. Ketoprofen blocks the Cyclo-oxygenase (COX) enzyme without any preference for blocking of any one of this enzyme subtypes. Voveran Ophtha has the preference to block COX-2 subtype of Cyclooxygenase enzyme. Blocking of COX reduces prostaglandins (chemicals naturally produced by the body that is responsible for pain and inflammation).
Q. Are Voveran Ophtha and ibuprofen same?
No. Voveran Ophtha and Ibuprofen are different medicines but they both belong to the same class of drugs i.e. Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). Both are commonly used as painkillers.
Q. Can smoking be harmful while i am
Yes. Smoking is a known risk factor causing an ulcer in the stomach. Voveran Ophtha too can cause ulceration of stomach as a side effect. Both together may increase the chance of forming ulcer in the stomach and bleeding. Therefore it is advised to quit smoking while on Voveran Ophtha therapy.
Q. How much of Voveran Ophtha is absorbed?
Voveran Ophtha is rapidly and completely absorbed from tablets. Food intake does not affect absorption.