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whats the doseage for Voltarol?

(10 Posts)
ssd Tue 02-Jun-09 09:13:39

it is Voltarol 50mg tablets

I've a muscle spasm in my back

Can I take 2 every 4 or 6 hours?

pigleto Tue 02-Jun-09 09:16:41

you need to talk to a gp. voltarol is associated with heart trouble in high doses. Don't treat it like calpol, it is a strong drug.

pigleto Tue 02-Jun-09 09:18:26

I forgot to add - you have my sympathy, back pain is the pits. I was guzzling tramadol like smarties last year so I feel for you.

McDreamy Tue 02-Jun-09 09:30:05

It's usually 50mg 3 times a ay but if you are suffering with back ache that bad you should do what pigeto suggests and see your GP. If it's a spasm something like diazepam might be more appropriate, Hope you feel better soon.

McDreamy Tue 02-Jun-09 09:30:26

a day

ssd Tue 02-Jun-09 09:40:51

thanks

Highlander Tue 02-Jun-09 10:23:19

50mg 3X daily.

However, if you are needing the full dose, it's much easier to get the 75mg slow-release, which you only need to take 2X daily

Jux Tue 02-Jun-09 13:31:03

I had a problem with my back similar to you. I was given volterol 3x day, diazepam 4x day and zygol 4x day.

See your GP, he might give you happy pills! (Zygol sent me to another planet, it was lurvely, but they took me off it quite quickly!)

Jux Thu 04-Jun-09 23:50:00

How's you back m'dear?

ssd Fri 05-Jun-09 17:07:13

its feeling a lot better thanks, I'm just trying to be very careful!!

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