Dicloberl

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Generic Name: Dicloberl Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Dicloberl® (Diclofenac Sodium) used for?

Dicloberl® is commonly used for treatment mild to moderate pain, or signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

How should I take Dicloberl® (Diclofenac Sodium)?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Use the lowest dose that is effective in treating your condition.

How do I store Dicloberl® (Diclofenac Sodium)?

Dicloberl® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Dicloberl® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Dicloberl® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Dicloberl® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Dicloberl® (Diclofenac Sodium)?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You have a history of allergic reaction to aspirin or NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).
  • You are allergic to any ingredients of this drug.
  • You have ever had an asthma attack or severe allergic reaction after taking aspirin or an NSAID.

Also, you may notice that:

  • Diclofenac can increase your risk of fatal heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it long term or take high doses, or if you have heart disease. 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. These conditions can occur without warning while you are using this medicine, especially in older adults.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Pregnancy

Taking diclofenac during the last 3 months of pregnancy may harm the unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

Breastfeeding

It is not known whether diclofenac passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breastfeed while using this medicine.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Dicloberl® (Diclofenac Sodium)?

When using this drug, there are some side effects, include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Anorexia
  • Abdominal pain and discomfort in the epigastrium
  • Flatulence
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Erosive
  • Ulcerative lesions
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding and perforation
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Agitation
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Anemia
  • Leukopenia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Agranulocytosis
  • Skin rash

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Dicloberl® (Diclofenac Sodium)?

Dicloberl® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Dicloberl® (Diclofenac Sodium)?

Dicloberl® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Dicloberl® (Diclofenac Sodium)?

Dicloberl® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

To make sure diclofenac is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • A history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot
  • A history of stomach ulcers or bleeding
  • Asthma
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Fluid retention

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Dicloberl® (Diclofenac Sodium).

What is the dose of Dicloberl® (Diclofenac Sodium) for an adult?

For oral use for adult, single dose is 25-50 mg 2-3 times/24 h. Frequency of admission depends on the dosage form employed, the severity of the disease is 1-3 times/24 h, rectally – 1 times/24 h, for the treatment of acute conditions or the exacerbation of chronic edema use intramuscular in dose of 75 mg.

Topical applied at a dose is 2-4 g (depending on the size of painful area) on the affected area 3-4 times/24 h.

When used in ophthalmology frequency and duration of administration are determined individually.

The maximum oral daily dose for adults is 150 mg.

What is the dose of Dicloberl® (Diclofenac Sodium) for a child?

For children older than 6 years and adolescents, daily dose is 2 mg / kg.

How is Dicloberl® (Diclofenac Sodium) available?

Dicloberl® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Dicloberl® 50 mg of diclofenac sodium

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Dicloberl®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: March 18, 2017 | Last Modified: March 18, 2017

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