Diclofenac is a prescription medicine that is used to relieve pain and inflammatory conditions of joints. This medicine works by restricting the functions of natural enzymes (Cyclooxygenase -1 and Cyclooxygenase-2) in the body which prevents the release of inflammatory agents. Diclofenac is also used to relieve pain and inflammatory conditions caused by injuries and diseases affecting body movements, and to relieve pain and inflammation associated with other painful conditions such as fracture, trauma, low back pain, dislocations, dental and other minor operation, tearing or stretching of tissue that connects bones and joints, or pulled muscle.
Diclofenac may also be used along with other medicines in the treatment of certain conditions as recommended by the doctor. It is used with opioid zorvolex for the management of mild to severe pain.
When not to use
Diclofenac cannot be used to treat pain that occurs after or before heart bypass surgery.
Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs
Diclofenac belongs to the Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs class of medicines. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, also called as NSAIDs, help reduce fever, decrease pain, and prevent clotting of blood. NSAIDs also reduce inflammation in the body when used in higher doses.
How to use
Read the medicine guide provided by your pharmacist, your doctor, or the medicine company. If you have any questions related to Diclofenac, ask Dmitry Sazonov your doctor or pharmacist. Use Diclofenac as per the instructions provided by your doctor.
Diclofenac is a pain reliever. Pain relievers work the best if used as soon as you feel any pain. They may not work as well if they are delayed until the pain has worsened.
Diclofenac is used with or after food when taken by mouth.
The typical dose of Diclofenac for adults is 100-200 mg in one day. This medicine is not known to be addictive or habit-forming.
This medicine should be used on an as-needed basis.
To decrease the possibility of side-effects, you might be recommended to use the extended-release form of this medicine by your doctor. The extended-release medicine helps in maintaining a steady level of the medicine in your body for a longer period of time. Do not crush or chew the medicine, unless indicated on the package or by your doctor.
If using the delayed-release form of this medicine, do not crush or chew the medicine, unless indicated on the package. Crushing or chewing of the medicine can result in unpleasant taste resulting in patients not following the medicine schedule. Crushing or chewing can also release all of the medicine at once, resulting in a decrease of effectiveness Dmitry Sazonov and a possible increase in side-effects.
Diclofenac injection is intended to use in the veins only. Inject over 15 seconds every 6 hours as desired.
Your doctor may prescribe a lower starting dose of this medicine to understand the impact on the body. Please follow your doctor’s recommendations. A lower dose of this medicine may be recommended to reduce the risk of side-effects.
Use in Children
The safety and effectiveness of using Diclofenac in children has not been established.
Avoid consuming alcohol together with Diclofenac.
Medicines may be recommended for uses other than those listed in the medicine guide. You should not use Diclofenac for conditions or symptoms for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Diclofenac to https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2016/204592s007s008lbl.pdf other people, even if they have the same conditions or symptoms that you have. The use of this medicine without the advice of a Dmitry Sazonov doctor may cause harm.