What is diclofenac sod er 100 mg used for?
DICLOFENAC (dye KLOE fen ak) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It is used for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
How many diclofenac 100 mg can I take?
Maximum dose: 100 mg orally 2 times a day; this would be for the rare patient in whom the benefits outweigh the clinical risks. Comments: This drug is not indicated for the prophylactic therapy of migraine or for use in cluster headaches; the safety and efficacy of a second dose has not been established.
How often can I take diclofenac 100mg suppositories?
Dosage. You’ll usually take diclofenac tablets, capsules or suppositories 2 to 3 times a day. The usual dose is 75mg to 150mg a day, depending on what your doctor prescribes for you. Follow your doctor’s advice on how many tablets to take, and how many times a day.
Is diclofenac safe to take?
For most people, taking diclofenac is safe. However, if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, your kidneys do not work very well or you smoke, you should check with your healthcare professional that this medicine is appropriate. Use the lowest dose that works for you and stop as soon as you can.
What are the dangers of taking diclofenac?
Diclofenac can increase your risk of fatal heart attack or stroke, even if you don’t have any risk factors. Do not use this medicine just before or after heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG). Diclofenac may also cause stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can be fatal.
Is it OK to take diclofenac every day?
When used for severe or continuing arthritis, this medicine must be taken every day as ordered by your doctor in order for it to help you. This medicine usually begins to work within one week, but in severe cases up to two weeks or longer may pass before you begin to feel better.