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What is diclofenac?
Diclofenac is an NSAID used to treat inflammation and pain.
The brand name of diclofenac is Voltaren, Cataflam, Cambia, Zorvolex.
Mechanism of action of diclofenac:
Inhibits the biosynthesis of prostaglandins.
Uses, benefits and dosage of diclofenac:
- Rheumatoid arthritis, ankylopoyetic spondyloarthritis, osteoarthritis, spondyloarthritis, extraarticular rheumatism, acute attack of gout, inflammations. Adults: oral: 50 mg/8-12 h before meals; max. 150 mg/day.
- Symptomatic treatment of pain associated with renal colic, musculoskeletal pain, adults: rectal route: 100 mg/day.
- Symptomatic treatment of severe acute pain associated with low back pain, postoperative and post-traumatic pain, adults: intramuscular injection 75 mg/day.
- Symptomatic treatment of mild to moderate pain (headache, dental, menstrual, muscular or back pain): oral. Adults and children over 14 years: 25 mg followed by 12.5 or 25 mg/4-6 h; max: 75 mg/day. Duration of treatment for pain relief: 5 days and for febrile states: 3 days.
Warnings and precautions of diclofenac:
Mild to moderate renal failure, mild to moderate liver failure, elderly, porphyria, history of ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, concomitant use of oral corticosteroids and antidepressants. Frequent exacerbations of asthma, Quincke’s edema or urticaria. Do not use in patients with severe cardiovascular disease such as heart failure, ischemic heart disease, peripheral arterial disease or cereborovascular disease.
Side effects of diclofenac:
Headache, dizziness; vertigo; nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, flatulence, anorexia; rash; ischemic colitis.