Generic Cataflam (Diclofenac Potassium)
It is used to treat pain from bruises, sprains, or strains.
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It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), used to treat pain from bruises, sprains, or strains. Cataflam relieves pain caused by straining a muscle or inflammation in a tendon (tendonitis) or bursa (bursitis), as well as pain following a medical procedure. It relieves osteoarthritis symptoms, rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and painful menstrual symptoms.Cataflam works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins that cause inflammation and pain in the body. By blocking the production of prostaglandins, Cataflam is useful at reducing pain related to a number of conditions. This includes pain and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis and other conditions; and pain related to inflammation or bone, muscle, or tendon injury.
Dosage and directions
the dosage depends on your condition and other factors.
Acute Pain Including Menstrual Pain
For acute pain relief or treatment of painful menstrual periods, the usual Cataflam dose is Cataflam 50 mg taken three times a day.
For osteoarthritis symptoms, the recommended Cataflam dose is 50 mg taken two or three times a day.
For rheumatoid arthritis symptoms the recommended Cataflam dose is 50 mg taken three or four times a day.
Discuss with your doctor all conditions you may have especially the following:
asthma; bleeding problems; coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery within the past 2 weeks; drink more than 3 alcohol containing drinks a day; heart disease; high blood pressure kidney or liver disease; open or infected skin; stomach bleeding or ulcers; an unusual or allergic reaction to diclofenac, aspirin, other NSAIDs, other medicines, polysorbate 80, gelatin, foods, dyes, or preservatives; pregnant or trying to get pregnant;breast-feeding.
Do not take Cataflam if you are allergic to diclofenac, if you have allergic reactions, hives or asthma that is caused by aspirin or NSAIDs; are having or have recently had coronary bypass graft surgery.
Possible side effects
The most common side effects include abdominal pain (or stomach pain); constipation; diarrhea, heartburn or indigestion (dyspepsia); gas,; unexplained bleeding; ulcer in stomach or intestines (peptic ulcer); nausea; vomiting; anemia;dizziness; swelling; increase in liver enzymes; headache; itching; unexplained rash; ringing in the ears. Serious side effects include chest pain; shortness of breath; weakness on one part of your body; slurred speech;signs of liver problems, such as yellow eyes or skin (jaundice) or elevated liver enzymes (found using a blood test); allergic reaction; high blood pressure, worsening of asthma.
Cataflam can interact with the following medications:cidofovir; ketorolac;methotrexate;pemetrexed;
alcohol; aspirin and aspirin-like medicines; diuretics; lithium; medicines for high blood pressure; medicines that affect platelets; medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin; NSAIDs, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen; steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone.
If you do not take your Cataflam as scheduled, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is close to the next scheduled dose, skip the missed one and continue with normal dosing. Never take a double dose.
Symptoms of overdose are bleeding, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain (or stomach pain), excessive sleepiness.
Cataflam should be stored at room temperature and kept in an airtight container.
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