Diclofenac

Strength(s): 100 mg

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Description

Diclofenac is medication that is used in relieving pain, swelling and joint stiffness for people suffering from arthritis. This medication is referred to as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Reducing the symptoms of arthritis is very helpful in enabling the carrying out of normal daily activities.

Side Effects

Possible side effects of taking this medication include nausea, constipation, upset stomach, gas, drowsiness, heartburn, dizziness, and headache. If these symptoms occur persistently or get worse with time, inform your doctor promptly.

If your doctor prescribes this medication, it means that they have made the judgement that the benefits of this medication outweigh the risk of side effects. Most patients who take this medication do not experience serious side effects.

If you use this medication, get your blood pressure checked regularly. This medication is known to raise blood pressure. If the results indicate a high blood pressure, inform your doctor.

Serious but unlikely side effects of this medication include sudden weight gain, difficult/painful swallowing, mental/mood changes, swelling of the hands or feet, signs of kidney problems (e.g. change in the amount of urine) hearing changes, unusual tiredness. If you experience any of these side effects, let your doctor know promptly.

This drug may in some cases cause liver disease, a possibly fatal condition. If you experience any of these symptoms, get medical assistance right away: signs of liver damage such as dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin, persistent vomiting/nausea/loss of appetite, stomach or abdominal pain.

Serious allergic reactions to this medication are relatively rare. Signs of an allergic reaction include severe dizziness, rash, trouble breathing itching/swelling. If you experience any of these symptoms, get medical assistance immediately.

Precautions

Before taking this medication, if you are allergic to it, tell your doctor or pharmacist. Also, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to aspirin or any other NSAID. This medication may contain inactive ingredients that may bring about an allergic reaction. For full details, talk to your pharmacist.

Before you take this medication, discuss with your doctor your medical history especially in the case of asthma, high blood pressure, bleeding or clotting problems, stomach/esophagus/intestinal problems, growths in the nose, liver disease and stroke.

Sometimes, kidney problems may arise with the use of this medication. The risk of these problems increase when you have heart failure or kidney disease, are dehydrated, if you take certain medications or are an older adult. To prevent dehydration, make sure you take plenty of fluids. If there are any unusual changes in the amount of urine, inform your doctor immediately.

This drug may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Do not take it if you are to drive or operate any machinery, or carrying out an activity that requires alertness. Using this medication with the daily use of alcohol and tobacco increases the risk of stomach bleeding. Avoid alcohol and smoking.

This drug may cause increased sensitivity to the sun. When taking this medication, avoid sunlamps, tanning booths, and prolonged sun exposure.

Availability

You can now order Diclofenac online and have it shipped to your doorstep. It is also very easy to buy this medication from an online pharmacy. If you want an online prescription, many online pharmacies offer one. If you buy Diclofenac from an online pharmacy, you can enjoy cheap and discounted prices while getting high-quality medication.

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