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Arthophen 25 mg Injection

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Overview

Uses of Arthophen Injection

Arthophen 25 mg Injection is used for pain relief.

Arthophen Injection side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain / epigastric pain
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Loss of appetite
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Arthophen Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Arthophen Injection works

Arthophen 25 mg Injection is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Arthophen Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking diclofenac with alcohol can increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Arthophen 25 mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Arthophen 25 mg Injection is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Arthophen 25 mg Injection may cause headaches, blurred vision, dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Arthophen 25 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Arthophen 25 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Arthophen 25 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Arthophen 25 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended in patients with liver disease if this medicine is to be taken for a long time.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Arthophen 25 mg Injection to relieve pain and inflammation.
  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. Long term use may lead to serious complications such as stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
  • It may cause dizziness, drowsiness or visual disturbances. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Arthophen 25 mg Injection as it can cause excessive drowsiness and increase your risk of stomach problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart disease or stroke.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function, liver function and levels of blood components, if you are taking this medicine for long-term treatment.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Arthophen with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Arthophen

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FAQs

Q. Is diclofenac topical a blood thinner / controlled substance?

Diclofenac is a pain relieving medication and it does not significantly affect the function of platelets in blood; hence it is not a blood thinner. It is not a controlled substance as it does not have the potential for abuse or addiction.

Q. Can I use Arthophen along with vitamins?

Yes, Arthophen can be taken with vitamins. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.

Q. Can Arthophen be used for the treatment of hepatitis?

No, Arthophen is not approved for the treatment of hepatitis. Hepatitis is a condition where the liver is inflamed. Arthophen can, in fact, cause harm to the liver as a side effect.

Q. Can Arthophen be used after C-section?

Yes, Arthophen is a pain killer. C-section is the short name for Cesarean Section which is an operative procedure to deliver the baby through the mother's abdomen and uterus. Arthophen can be used to treat the pain that may occur after the operation.

Q. Can I use Arthophen for the treatment of arthritis?

Yes, Arthophen is commonly used for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and spondylitis.It belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). .

Q. Can I take Arthophen along with misoprostol?

Yes. It can be taken together. Misoprostol protects the stomach from irritating gastric effects of Arthophen. The combination of medication is used to treat arthritis in patients at high risk of getting stomach/intestinal ulcers and complications from the ulcers (such as bleeding).

Q. Can I take Arthophen while I am on thyroxine?

Yes, Arthophen can be taken with thyroxine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.

Q. Can I use Arthophen with diuretics?

No, Arthophen should not be used with diuretics. Arthophen reduces the natriuretic effect of furosemide and thiazides diuretics in some patients. This response has been attributed to inhibition of renal prostaglandin synthesis.

Q. Is Arthophen a narcotic?

No, Arthophen is not a narcotic. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.

Q. Can Arthophen be used along with warfarin?

No. Using Arthophen together with warfarin can increase the risk of serious bleeding from the stomach (Higher than users of either drug alone). Inform your doctor before starting these medications.

Q. Why does Arthophen cause an ulcer?

Arthophen can cause damage to the lining cells of the stomach by several mechanisms, including the irritant effect on the cells, breaking of the protective barrier properties of lining cells, suppression of prostaglandin production of the stomach, reduction of stomach mucosal blood flow and interference with the repair of superficial injury of the stomach lining.

Q. Why is Arthophen contraindicated in asthma?

Some patients with asthma are hypersensitive to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) like aspirin which can lead to acute attacks of asthma. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.

Q. Is Arthophen a painkiller?

Yes. Arthophen is a pain killer. In fact, it belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is commonly used for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and spondylitis.

Q. Is Arthophen good for back pain?

Yes, Arthophen has been found to be effective to reduce back pain. Arthophen is a pain killer that belongs to the NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory) class. Other NSAIDs have also been found to be useful in back pain eg. Ibuprofen and Naproxen.

Q. Why Arthophen should be stopped before surgery?

Since Arthophen has been shown to have blood thinning effects, it can increase the risk of bleeding. Therefore, it is stopped before surgery to prevent excessive loss of blood.

Q. Can I use Arthophen during my fever treatment?

Yes, Arthophen can reduce fever. However, commonly used to reduce the pain, particularly that which is seen with Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing spondylitis.

Q. Can I use Arthophen to treat a sore throat?

Sore throat is mostly caused by bacteria so antibiotics are given to treat a sore throat whereas Arthophen is a pain killer so it can be given in cases of throat pain associated with it but only under the prescription of a doctor.

Q. What are the contraindications for Arthophen?

Arthophen should not be used if there is an allergic reaction (hypersensitivity) to it, or other pain killers, active ulcer in the stomach, bleeding from the stomach, history of severe heart failure, liver failure, kidney failure and or heart attack.

Q. Can I use Arthophen to treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?

Arthophen can be used to treat the pain associated with urinary tract infection (UTI) but for complete treatment, a course of antibiotics will be required.

Q. Can Arthophen cause sedation?

Arthophen is not known to cause sedation. There have been rare, an isolated case report of sedation with the drug.

Q. Can I take Arthophen for kidney stones?

Yes,Arthophen can be used to relieve the pain due to kidney stones. However, there is also a risk of kidney damage with Arthophen as its side effect. It is advised not to take Arthophen for a prolonged time for this condition without adequate monitoring.

Q. Can I use Arthophen with mifepristone?

These drugs should not be used together as the effect of mifepristone may be lowered by Arthophen. Mifepristone is used for medical abortion.

Q. Can I use Arthophen with lithium?

No.These drugs should not be used together as Arthophen increases the blood levels of lithium which may further increase the side effects.

Q. Can Arthophen affect the chance of conceiving?

Yes. Arthophen can sometime cause reversible infertility. Arthophen by its mechanism of action, may delay or prevent rupture of ovarian follicles, which has been associated with reversible infertility in some women. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
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