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Can I take diclofenac for body pain?

What is Diclofenac tablet used for?

Diclofenac Diclofenac is a potent non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is effective in acute chronic pain and inflammation. Diclofenac is a phenylacetic acid derivative usually prepared as the sodium or potassium salt and due to its weakly acidic character, high protein binding capacity and low volume of distribution it preferentially targets deep inflamed tissues such as joints. Diclofenac sodium is belong to phenylacetic acid derivatives, and Uses in analgesic and antipyretic conditions. It is a prostaglandin synthesis inhibitor.

Oral formulations of diclofenac have been widely used in clinical practice for over 30 years and have been demonstrated to be effective and generally well tolerated.

However, the use of oral diclofenac can lead to systemic side effects. Example- In some patients the gastrointestinal system, especially if the drug is used at high doses for a long time. To reduce the potential for systemic side effects, topical formulations of diclofenac were developed to facilitate targeted delivery to the site of pain and inflammation, while minimizing systemic absorption and exposure. Topical diclofenac formulations have also been shown to be effective in a variety of acute or chronic musculoskeletal conditions such as soft-tissue injuries, rheumatic disorders, and osteoarthritis.

Diclofenac tablet uses

Is diclofenac a good pain reliever?

Diclofenac tablet is used to reduce pain and inflammation affecting joints muscles tendons. Diclofenac Sodium 50mg Tablet is used for Painful inflammation of joints of foot hand like Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Acute gout, Ankylosing spondylitis, Gout. 

Diclofenac is used in the following diseases

  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • osteoarthritis
  • lower back pain
  • movement-inhibiting inflammation of the joints of the spine
  • gout
  • acute musculoskeletal disorder
  • periarthritis
  •   shoulder pain
  • tendinitis
  • tenosynovitis
  • bursitis
  • sprains and dislocations
  • traumatic post-operative
  • dental surgery
  • A painful inflammatory condition in gynecology.

most common side effects of diclofenac

  • epigastric pain
  • nausea
  • vomit
  • Diarrhea
  • Tiredness
  • insomnia
  • skin rash
  • Itching
  • fluid retention. 

diclofenac dosage

100 to 150 mg daily in 2 -3 divided doses. 


Who should not take Diclofenac medicine?

Diclofenac or other analgesic medicines may cause ulcers in the stomach or intestines if taken for a long time or in high doses. In a very small number of people, it is necessary to tell their doctor or pharmacist beforehand. Do not consume this medicine in the following conditions.

  • Patient history of peptic ulcer,
  • hypersensitivity, asthma,
  • pregnancy,
  • Feeding The Beast,
  • colon inflammation,
  • Heart,
  • kidney failure,
  • elderly patients.

What forms does diclofenac come in?

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  Enteric Coated Tablet
  Extended release tablet


diclofenac sodium injection 25 mg and
Diclofenac Sodium Injection 75 mg

Diclofenac Sodium and Paracetamol Tabs (50mg + 500mg),
diclofenac sodium and paracetamol (50 mg + 325 mg),
Diclofenac Sodium 50 mg and Serratiopeptidase 10 mg.
diclofenac pain reliever spray,
Diclofenac Pain Relief Gel.

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