Generic name - Diclofenac
Brand name - Diclofenac
Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for appeasing pain and swelling. It acts on the cyclooxygenase enzymes which are responsible for the chemicals that cause pain. It is also used to treat dysmenorrhea, migraine headache, acute gout, lower back pain and menstrual pain.
Ingredients in Diclofenac:
Active ingredient: Diclofenac Sodium
- Take Diclofenac as prescribed by the doctor
- Dosage varies according to the medical condition of the patient
- The initial recommended daily dosage is 100 - 150 mg
Diclofenac Side effects:
Common side effects include headache, anxiety or depression, anorexia, unusual weight gain, swelling of ankles and legs, blurred and double-vision, sleeplessness, severe stomach pain, hair loss and thinning, difficulty in breathing, swallowing and swelling of face, lips and throat.
Diclofenac Contraindications & Drug interactions:
The chances of internal bleeding may increase if Diclofenac is used with Valproic Acid, Heparin, Cefotetan, Plicamycin and Cefamandole. Do not use Diclofenac together with Aspirin, methotrexate, Cyclosporine, ACE Inhibitors, Warfarin or Lithium. It contradicts with active peptic ulcer, hypersensitivity and severe hepatic disease.
Diclofenac Safety & Precautions:
- Diclofenac should not be administered to persons less than 16 years of age
- Diclofenac should only be taken under medical supervision as it might adversely affect people who are prone to irritation in the stomach and intestines
- Do not use Diclofenac if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Store below 25°C in a dry place
- Keep out of reach of children