Diclofenac belongs to the group of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This medicine also has an antipyretic effect and reduces clotting. Therefore, the field of application of Diclofenac is quite wide – it cures the pains of different etiology, often related to the development of inflammatory conditions. The list of indications is so wide that we should divide them into three groups: rheumatic pains in different joint diseases; non-rheumatic pains – in trauma, neuralgia, myalgia, migraine, etc.; pains and bleeding in certain menstrual disorders.
Due to its effective local and general systemic impact, Diclofenac is available in different dosage forms: pills, injection solution, suppositories, gel, ointment and eye drops. Important information about pharmacokinetics, i.e. the routes of absorption and excretion and the components of this drug is contained in the instruction.
The drug shows best results in the treatment of the patients, suffering from rheumatoid diseases, accompanied by the dysfunction of digestive organs, especially if they’re caused by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Moreover, this drug can serve as a preventive measure for the protection from stomach or duodenal ulcer. The drug gets the best feedbacks from the patients with:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Acute joint-muscle pain syndrome
The drug is contraindicated to the patients with G.I. bleeding. Other contraindications are:
- Lactation period
- Pregnancy planning
- Allergic reactions to any drug component, especially Diclofenac
Additional contraindications are:pills- glucose-galactose malabsorption, genetic lactose intolerance, lactase deficiency. Suppositories: proctitis.
- Digestive disorders
- Decreased platelet aggregation
- Fluid retention
You can avoid the side effects and achieve maximum effect from the treatment, you should stick to the dosages and treatment course, prescribed by your doctor.