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What is Diclofenac Diethylamine used for?

Diclofenac Diethylamine is a topical patch used to relieve acute pain caused by minor strains, sprains, and contusions (bruises). It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that works by reducing pain-causing hormones in the body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What are the side effects of Diclofenac Diethylamine?

Like other medicines, Diclofenac Diethylamine can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Diclofenac Diethylamine 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 Diethylamine cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Diclofenac Diethylamine develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Diclofenac Diethylamine can cause side effects such as dryness, burning, itching, peeling, or scaling at the application site; nausea; headache and vomiting. 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 Diethylamine.

What is the recommended dosage of Diclofenac Diethylamine?

The dosage of Diclofenac Diethylamine prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

What if you miss a dose of Diclofenac Diethylamine?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Diclofenac Diethylamine medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use 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 dose to make up for the missed dose.

What if you overdose on Diclofenac Diethylamine?

Any medication used in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Diclofenac Diethylamine, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Diclofenac Diethylamine?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Diclofenac Diethylamine.

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 Diethylamine, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Diclofenac Diethylamine can interact with blood thinners and ACE inhibitors.

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 questions to ask your doctor before taking Diclofenac Diethylamine?

Is it possible for me to use Diclofenac Diethylamine with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Diclofenac Diethylamine?
What are the possible drug interactions of Diclofenac Diethylamine?
How will Diclofenac Diethylamine work in my body?
How should Diclofenac Diethylamine be used?
How to reduce the risk of Diclofenac Diethylamine 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. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Diclofenac Diethylamine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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