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Diclo 50 mg Tablet DT


Overview

Uses of Diclo Tablet DT

Diclo Tablet DT side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain / epigastric pain
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Loss of appetite

How to use Diclo Tablet DT

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Dissolve it in a glass of water before taking it. Diclo 50 mg Tablet DT is to be taken with food.

How Diclo Tablet DT works

Diclo 50 mg Tablet DT 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).

Diclo Tablet DT related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Diclo 50 mg Tablet DT. Taking diclofenac with alcohol can increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Diclo 50 mg Tablet DT 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
Diclo 50 mg Tablet DT 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.
Diclo 50 mg Tablet DT may cause headaches, blurred vision, dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Diclo 50 mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Diclo 50 mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Diclo 50 mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Diclo 50 mg Tablet DT 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.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Diclo 50 mg Tablet DT 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 Diclo 50 mg Tablet DT 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 Diclo 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 Diclo

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Respected Sir I am getting severe pain in my wisdom teeth since one week My lower jaw right side is hollow and also getting severe pain in may right ear please suggest me medicines and tests for proper treatment Thank UI am also takin One Clave 625 and diclofan since two days
Dr. Reema Mangaliyil
Dentist
Continue moxclav 625mg and dicloAlong wid it start tab metrogyl 400 mg twice dailyAnd in case of severe pain take rab dolonex dtU can use it twice dailyAfter pain is relieved consult a dentist take n x ray and treatment will be decided accordingly
Viral infection 25 days before. Drug taken azi 500. Diclo serropeptidase. Wikoryl later levocet m. Still dry cough
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
do sputum for AFB and Montoux test
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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 Diclo along with vitamins?

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

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

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

Q. Can Diclo be used after C-section?

Yes, Diclo 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. Diclo can be used to treat the pain that may occur after the operation.

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

Yes, Diclo 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 Diclo along with misoprostol?

Yes. It can be taken together. Misoprostol protects the stomach from irritating gastric effects of Diclo. 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 Diclo while I am on thyroxine?

Yes, Diclo 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 Diclo with diuretics?

No, Diclo should not be used with diuretics. Diclo 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 Diclo a narcotic?

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

Q. Can Diclo be used along with warfarin?

No. Using Diclo 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 Diclo cause an ulcer?

Diclo 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 Diclo 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 Diclo a painkiller?

Yes. Diclo 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 Diclo good for back pain?

Yes, Diclo has been found to be effective to reduce back pain. Diclo 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 Diclo should be stopped before surgery?

Since Diclo 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 Diclo during my fever treatment?

Yes, Diclo 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 Diclo to treat a sore throat?

Sore throat is mostly caused by bacteria so antibiotics are given to treat a sore throat whereas Diclo 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 Diclo?

Diclo 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 Diclo to treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?

Diclo 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 Diclo cause sedation?

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

Q. Can I take Diclo for kidney stones?

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

Q. Can I use Diclo with mifepristone?

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

Q. Can I use Diclo with lithium?

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

Q. Can Diclo affect the chance of conceiving?

Yes. Diclo can sometime cause reversible infertility. Diclo 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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