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.
Take with meals to reduce discomfort.
Do not crush, chew or dissolve tablet.
Take sufficient amount of fluids to avoid dehydration.
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- 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.
It is advised that pregnant females should consult their doctor before taking this medication.
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.
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.
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.
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 should not be consumed when taking Diclofenac Potassium. Diclofenac Potassium induced gastrointestinal bleeding can be exacerbated by alcohol.
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.
- 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
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.