Diclofenac

Diclofenac

Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used for the treatment of pain and inflammation. This medicine may also be prescribed for treating an attack of migraine headache. It's not designed for cluster headaches though and should not be used for those.
Synonyms: Voltaren

Diclofenac (diclofenac sodium) is in the class of non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs. It's used for relieving inflammation and pain in the body caused by rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis and other conditions of the kind. Diclofenac can also be taken for other painful conditions, including menstrual cramps and ankylosing spondylitis. When you buy diclofenac sodium at your local pharmacy or an online one, you should know the dose you need. The most common dose of Diclofenac is 50 mg taken 2 to 4 times a day depending on the problem being treated. You should always follow the directions of your doctor or those on the label of Diclofenac to be sure you are benefitting from the treatment as expected. Let your doctor know if diclofenac sodium 50 mg is not working for you in the way expected to see if a dose adjustment is needed. You can buy Diclofenac online after you have discussed with your doctor any other medical issues you have present, especially heart disease, kidney or liver disease, asthma, a history of heart attack, high blood pressure or congestive heart failure, as your dose and treatment schedule may depend on that aspect. If you are pregnant at the moment of starting the treatment, make sure your doctor is aware of that fact. Taking Diclofenac during the third trimester of pregnancy may cause harm to the baby. You should not be taking Diclofenac when breastfeeding, because it's not known whether it passes into breast milk and how much it will harm your baby.

Side Effects

Some of the side effects Diclofenac may cause require medical attention, especially shortness of breath, balance or vision problems, jaundice, increased light sensitivity, severe skin reaction or coughing up blood. In most cases, however, the patient will either get no side effects at all or will experience a few mild and short-lived ones, such as constipation, headache, skin itching, diarrhea, bloating, upset stomach and mild heartburn.