Diclofenac can be used primarily for your treating inflammation and pain caused by conditions including arthritis rheumatoid, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. It is also effective in treating soft tissue inflammations as a result of tendinitis and bursitis, and treating dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps). Diclofenac can be an NSAID. NSAIDs treat the the signs of pain and inflammation. They do not treat the condition that triggers those symptoms.
Diclofenac comes as regular strength (50 mg) tablets and SR (slow release) 75/100 mg tablets.
Use Diclofenac as directed because of your doctor!
Ask your medical provider any questions you might have regarding how to make use of Diclofenac.
Store Diclofenac at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store far from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Diclofenac out of your reach of kids and away from pets.
All medicines could potentially cause side effects, however, many individuals have no, or minor, negative effects.
Check using your doctor if any of these most frequent side effects persist or become bothersome:
Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; headache; mild stomach pain or heartburn; nausea; vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe unwanted side effects occur:
Severe allergies (rash; hives; itching; trouble breathing; tightness within the chest; swelling from the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloody or black, tarry stools; change in the amount of urine produced; chest pain; confusion; depression; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; mental or mood changes; numbness associated with an arm or; one-sided weakness; persistent flu-like symptoms; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; ringing inside ears; seizures; severe headache or dizziness; severe or persistent stomach pain or nausea; severe vomiting or diarrhea; shortness of breath; sudden or unexplained extra weight; swelling of the hands, legs, or feet; the signs of liver problems (eg, dark urine, pale stools, persistent loss of appetite, yellowing in the skin or eyes); unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual joint or muscle pain; unusual tiredness or weakness; vision or speech changes; vomit that appears like coffee grounds.
This is not a total report on all side effects that will occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your doctor.
Contact a medical expert or health care provider right away if this applies for you.
Some health concerns may interact with Diclofenac. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, particularly when any from the following apply for you:
Some medicines may talk with Diclofenac. Tell your medical provider if you might be taking some other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Diclofenac may interact with other medicines which you take. Check with your medical provider before starting, stop, or alter the dose from a medicine.
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