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Difene 75mg capsule

Brand: Aries
generic
Difene 75mg capsule is composed of Diclofenac potassium (75mg)

Diclofenac Potassium is a medicine that is used to treat swelling and pain (inflammation) caused by a variety of mild to moderate painful disorders. Muscle pains, backaches, tooth ache, menstruation cramps, as well as sports injuries are all treated with Diclofenac Potassium. It also relieves arthritis-related pain, edema, and joint stiffness. Lowering these symptoms allows you to participate in more of your daily activities. Diclofenac Potassium  is referred to as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Introduction

How To Use

  • Follow your doctor's directions for taking Diclofenac Potassium.
  • Swallow the tablet with water.
  • Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet; instead, swallow it whole.
  • Take this drug with meals, milk, or an antacid to avoid stomach distress.

Expert Advice

Take with meals to reduce discomfort.

Avoid alcohol.

Do not crush, chew or dissolve tablet. 

Take sufficient amount of fluids to avoid dehydration.

Primary Uses

Indications

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthrosis
  • Lower backache
  • Migraine headaches
  • periarthritis (particularly frozen shoulder), tenosynovitis( inflammation of synovial sheath around tendon), tendinitis( inflammation of tendons), bursitis (inflammation of bursa) strains, strains and dislocations; 
  • Ankylosing spondylitis.
  • Acute Gout (very painful arthritis)
  • Pain and inflammation management in dental, orthopedic, and other minor surgery.
  • Pyrophosphate arthropathy (A type of arthritis, caused by calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate accumulation) and its complications.

Side Effects

  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness

Warnings

Pregnancy

It is advised that pregnant females should consult their doctor before taking this medication.

Lactation

Diclofenac Potassium is excreted in breast milk. Although no incidents of risk to nursing infants have been reported, lactating females should consult their doctors before taking this medicine.

Driving

While taking Diclofenac Potassium, avoid driving or engaging in any other activity that requires attentiveness until you are confident that you can do so safely.

Liver

Since hepatic (liver) metabolism is responsible for nearly all of Diclofenac Potassium tablet clearance, patients with liver impairment may require lower Diclofenac Potassium tablet doses than those with good hepatic function. Patients with liver diseases should consult their doctors before taking this medicine. 

Kidney

In individuals with severe kidney disease, Diclofenac Potassium should be avoided unless the advantages are predicted to surpass the risk of decreasing renal function. Patients with Kidney diseases should consult their doctors before taking this medicine.

Alcohol

Alcohol should not be consumed when taking Diclofenac Potassium. Diclofenac Potassium induced gastrointestinal bleeding can be exacerbated by alcohol.

Precautions

Caution is advised while using this medication if you are a patient with kidney, liver, and heart disease or gastric disturbances. Not to be used by patients with porphyrias or in volume depletion cases. In elderly people and patients getting long-term therapy the Liver functions tests and blood tests must be regularly monitored.

Contraindications

  • Allergy to the active ingredient or any of the additives present in Diclofenac Potassium.
  • An active, stomach or intestinal ulceration, bleeding, or perforation.
  • Any past NSAID therapy-related gastrointestinal bleeding or perforation.
  • Active peptic ulcer / bleeding, or a history of repeated peptic ulcer / bleeding 
  • Pregnancy's third trimester
  • Liver impairment
  • Failure of the kidneys
  • Congestive heart failure

FAQS

What is this medication and how does it work?

It is a Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug (NSAID) that works by blocking prostaglandin that causes inflammation hence reduces pain and stiffness in the joint.

Can I use this medication if I have a heart disease?

Studies show that this carries an increased risk of stroke or heart attack. It should therefore, not be given in people who have heart disease or related risk factors. Inform your doctor about it and he will guide you accordingly.

Can the use of this medicine cause excessive bleeding in tooth extraction?

Yes, it can affect platelets therefore it may prolong bleeding. Consult your doctor to stop the drug before any dental procedure.

Can I use this medication with my anti-hypertensive medication?

This medication does interact with anti- hypertensive medication. Please inform your doctor if you’re taking medication for hypertension.

Can I use this medication for back ache and menstrual cramps?

Like any other NSAID, this drug can be used for backache and menstrual cramp. However, it is advisable to consult your doctor before that.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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