DICLOFENAC (Oral) (Tablet)

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Withdrawal side effects

Following major sugery nearly 5 weeks ago i have been taking a course of these tablets. Soon I will want to stop taking these tablets. Should i expect any withdrawal systems?
by M Hargreaves in England, 01/29/2007

diclofenac potassium

What ,if any, are the known side effects of taking this medication over the long term if 1 tablet @ day is taken mostly for arthritis or back pain?
by joe in avalon,nj,usa, 09/07/2007

Is Declofenac medication for the relier of neck pain

I would like to know what SDeclofenacis prescriped for. Or the medical benefits of this Drug?
by Luis R. Zuniga in Los Angeles Ca, 03/26/2008

Combining Diclofenac (oral) tablets with tylenol cold medicine or any cold medicine

I have been taking Diclofenac (rral) tablets  for three weeks  because of a "idiopathic shoulder lockdown."  The prescription was for one tablet twice a day.  This week I have cut the prescription to one tablet at bedtime...
by Laura Kellogg in West Jordan, UT, 04/04/2009

Could Diclodenac cause swelling of my face?

I took 100 mg tablet of Diclofenac Friday at midnight following the tooth extraction I had on Th at 5 pm. Today, Sat. 8 am my face around the right eye has swallen. Additional facts: 1. I had sinus pain all day on Friday so at 6 pm I took Tylenol Sinu...
by Janina in Maracaibo, Venezuela, 07/15/2006

DICLOFENAC (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

DICLOFENAC (Oral) (Tablet)

DICLOFENAC (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification


DICLOFENAC (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

Voltaren-XR, Voltaren, Cataflam

DICLOFENAC (Oral) (Tablet) 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 DICLOFENAC (Oral) (Tablet)

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 DICLOFENAC (Oral) (Tablet)

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 DICLOFENAC (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using DICLOFENAC (Oral) (Tablet)

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®.

DICLOFENAC (Oral) (Tablet) 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.

DICLOFENAC (Oral) (Tablet) 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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