Dicfen C Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Dicfen C Tablet
Dicfen C Tablet is used for pain relief. It relieves pain in conditions like headache, mild migraine, muscle pain, dental pain, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, or painful menses.
Dicfen C Tablet side effects
Common
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain / epigastric pain
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhoea
  • Heartburn
  • Loss of appetite
How to use Dicfen C Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Dicfen C Tablet is to be taken with food.
How Dicfen C Tablet works
Dicfen C Tablet 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).
Dicfen C Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking diclofenac with alcohol can increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dicfen C Tablet 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
Dicfen C Tablet 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.
Dicfen C Tablet may cause headaches, blurred vision, dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Dicfen C Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Dicfen C Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Dicfen C Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dicfen C Tablet 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

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Dicfen C Tablet to relieve pain and inflammation.
  • Take it with food or milk to prevent upset stomach.
  • 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 Dicfen C Tablet 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

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Dicfen C

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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 Dicfen C along with vitamins?
Yes, Dicfen C can be taken with vitamins. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can Dicfen C be used for the treatment of hepatitis?
No, Dicfen C is not approved for the treatment of hepatitis. Hepatitis is a condition where the liver is inflamed. Dicfen C can, in fact, cause harm to the liver as a side effect.
Q. Can Dicfen C be used after C-section?
Yes, Dicfen C 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. Dicfen C can be used to treat the pain that may occur after the operation.
Q. Can I use Dicfen C for the treatment of arthritis?
Yes, Dicfen C 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 Dicfen C along with misoprostol?
Yes. It can be taken together. Misoprostol protects the stomach from irritating gastric effects of Dicfen C. 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 Dicfen C while I am on thyroxine?
Yes, Dicfen C 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 Dicfen C with diuretics?
No, Dicfen C should not be used with diuretics. Dicfen C 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 Dicfen C a narcotic?
No, Dicfen C is not a narcotic. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
Q. Can Dicfen C be used along with warfarin?
No. Using Dicfen C 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 Dicfen C cause an ulcer?
Dicfen C 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 Dicfen C 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 Dicfen C a painkiller?
Yes. Dicfen C 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 Dicfen C good for back pain?
Yes, Dicfen C has been found to be effective to reduce back pain. Dicfen C 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 Dicfen C should be stopped before surgery?
Since Dicfen C 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 Dicfen C during my fever treatment?
Yes, Dicfen C 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 Dicfen C to treat a sore throat?
Sore throat is mostly caused by bacteria so antibiotics are given to treat a sore throat whereas Dicfen C 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 Dicfen C?
Dicfen C 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 Dicfen C to treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Dicfen C 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 Dicfen C cause sedation?
Dicfen C is not known to cause sedation. There have been rare, an isolated case report of sedation with the drug.
Q. Can I take Dicfen C for kidney stones?
Yes,Dicfen C can be used to relieve the pain due to kidney stones. However, there is also a risk of kidney damage with Dicfen C as its side effect. It is advised not to take Dicfen C for a prolonged time for this condition without adequate monitoring.
Q. Can I use Dicfen C with mifepristone?
These drugs should not be used together as the effect of mifepristone may be lowered by Dicfen C. Mifepristone is used for medical abortion.
Q. Can I use Dicfen C with lithium?
No.These drugs should not be used together as Dicfen C increases the blood levels of lithium which may further increase the side effects.
Q. Can Dicfen C affect the chance of conceiving?
Yes. Dicfen C can sometime cause reversible infertility. Dicfen C 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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