Cataflam (Oral)

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Does cataflam affect a woman that is breast feeding. i need the answer as soon as possible
by Shanee in Jamaica, 06/26/2009

Cataflam (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Cataflam (Oral)

Cataflam (Oral) Medication Classification


Cataflam (Oral) Brandname

Voltaren-XR, Voltaren, Cataflam

Cataflam (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Diclofenac (di-KLO-fen-ack) Treats pain caused by arthritis and other medical problems. Belongs to a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

When To Not Use Cataflam (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to diclofenac, aspirin, or other pain and arthritis medicines, such as Indocin®, Naprosyn® or Aleve®, Motrin®, or Clinoril®. The reaction may have included wheezing or trouble breathing, hives, rash, or swelling in the face.

How Should You Use Cataflam (Oral)

Tablet, Long Acting Tablet, Coated Tablet, Capsule

  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use and how often to use it. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Swallow the tablet whole with a full glass of water. Do not break, crush, or chew it.
  • You may take the medicine with food or milk so it does not upset your stomach.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • If it is almost time for your next regular dose, wait until then to use your medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at once.

Proper Cataflam (Oral) Storage

Store Cataflam (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Cataflam (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Cataflam (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • You should not use this medicine with aspirin (or products that contain aspirin) or with other anti-inflammatory medicines such as naproxen (Aleve®) or ibuprofen (Advil® or Motrin®).
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while you are using this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using Coumadin®.

Cataflam (Oral) Warnings

  • Talk with your doctor before using diclofenac if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, liver disease, kidney disease, a blood disorder, asthma. or ulcers or other stomach problems. Diclofenac should not be used during the last 3 months of a pregnancy, unless your doctor tells you to.
  • Ulcers and stomach bleeding are sometimes caused by this type of medicine. These problems can happen without warning signs. You may need to see your doctor for regular check-ups while using this medicine.

Cataflam (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe rash, hives, itching
  • Rapid swelling of face or around eyes
  • Chest tightness or trouble breathing
  • Unexplained fever or sore throat
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Yellowing of skin or eyes
  • Decreased amount of urine
  • Severe stomach pain or bloody vomit
  • Black, tarry, or bloody stools
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Headache
  • Nausea or stomach cramps
  • Swelling of feet or legs or weight gain
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Dizziness or drowsiness
  • Bloated feeling
  • Ringing in ears
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity of skin to sunlight

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Neha, Neha - 01/10/2014

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