Generic Name: Diclofenac
Product Name: Diclohexal
Diclofenac is used to relieve pain and inflammation in the following conditions
Diclofenac is also used to treat abnormally excessive vaginal bleeding
Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs relieve pain and inflammation by inhibiting the synthesis of prostaglandins, which have an important involvement in the production of inflammation, pain and fever in the body
Diclofenac may be given orally, rectally or topically.
75â??150 mg per day given in 2 or 3 divided doses.
The maximum daily dose is 200 mg
Children older than 6 months
For relief of pain: 1â??2 mg/kg/ per day given in 2 or 3 divided doses.
For juvenile chronic arthritis: 1â??3 mg/kg per day given in 2 or 3 divided doses.
Rub into the affected area 3â??4 times daily.
Common side effects
-Salt and fluid retention
-High blood pressure
-Loss of appetite
Uncommon side effects
-High potassium levels
-Kidney function impairment
-Ulceration of the oesophagus
-Irritation of the rectum may occur with suppositories
-Topical agents (creams rubbed into the skin) may cause skin irritation, itching and rash.
For further information talk to your doctor.