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What is Diclofenac used for?
Diclofenac tablet is prescribed for the treatment of mild-to-moderate pain and inflammation caused by a number of conditions including arthritis, menstrual periods, and so on. This medicine belongs to a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which work by reducing certain substances that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
Diclofenac eye drops is used to treat pain, swelling, and sensitivity to light caused by certain eye surgeries. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Diclofenac?
The dosage of Diclofenac prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Diclofenac tablet by mouth with a full glass of water.
What if you miss a dose of Diclofenac?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Diclofenac medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Diclofenac?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Diclofenac, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Diclofenac?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Diclofenac.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Diclofenac, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Diclofenac can interact with other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, ACE inhibitors, blood thinners, and anti-platelet drugs.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Diclofenac?
Like other medicines, Diclofenac can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Diclofenac are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Diclofenac cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Diclofenac develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Diclofenac tablet can cause side effects such as constipation, upset stomach, heartburn, dizziness, ringing in the ears, bloating, and headache. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are chest pain, shortness of breath, seizures, slurred speech, and sudden changes in vision.
Diclofenac eye drops can cause side effects such as eye redness, itching, burning, or stinging.
This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Diclofenac.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Diclofenac?
Is it possible for me to use Diclofenac with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Diclofenac?
What are the possible drug interactions of Diclofenac?
How will Diclofenac work in my body?
How should Diclofenac be used?
How to reduce the risk of Diclofenac drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before using Diclofenac, tell your doctor if you have blood disorder, ulcer, liver disease, kidney disease, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Also, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. While using this medicine, limit intake of alcohol. Avoid prolonged exposure to sun.