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Overview

Uses of Diclofen MR Tablet

Diclofen MR Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Heartburn
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Weakness
  • Sleepiness

How to use Diclofen MR 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. Diclofen MR Tablet is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid acidity and heartburn.

How Diclofen MR Tablet works

Diclofen MR Tablet is a combination of a muscle relaxant (Chlorzoxazone) and two pain relieving medicines (Diclofenac and Paracetamol/Acetaminophen). The muscle relaxant works on the centers in the brain and spinal cord to relieve muscle stiffness or spasm, thereby improving movement of muscles. The pain relieving medicines work by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Diclofen MR Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Diclofen MR Tablet. Taking Chlorzoxazone+Diclofenac+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen with alcohol can cause liver damage.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Diclofen MR 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
No information is available on the use of Diclofen MR Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Diclofen MR Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Diclofen MR Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Diclofen MR Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Diclofen MR Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Diclofen MR Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Diclofen MR Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Diclofen MR Tablet
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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Diclofen MR Tablet to relieve pain due to muscle spasm.
  • This medicine is most effective when taken along with proper rest and physical therapy.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Diclofen MR Tablet as it may cause excessive drowsiness and increase the risk of liver damage.
  • Older adults may have increased drowsiness, confusion, and higher risk of falling as a result of taking Diclofen MR Tablet.
  • Do not take it with any other medicine containing acetaminophen (drugs for pain/fever or cough-and-cold) without asking your doctor first. 

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Diclofen MR

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Severe neck n shoulder pain due to spasm . Spasm increases when i move neck.Pain was suddenly increasedAlso i have taken flexon mr tabletI cannot lift my neck when i lie on the bed
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
Very common problem with ppl who sit for long time and use lot of mobile or laptop and when vitamin d level are lowMost commin in ppl working in IT sectorGet vitamin d checkedAnd start with cervical isometric exercisesU will be fine in a weekDont take pain killersFor more than 3-4 days
Is acceclowoc-mr tablet can be taken whole life to relieve pain or suggest pain killer, muscle relaxant
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
No pain killer can be taken whole life, u need to remove the problem
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FAQs

Q. What is Diclofen MR?

Diclofen MR is a combination of three medicines: Diclofenac, Paracetamol, and Chlorzoxazone. This medication helps in relieving muscle pain. Chlorzoxazone is a muscle relaxant which works by acting on the central nervous system. Diclofenac and Paracetamol work by lowering the chemical substance (prostaglandins) in the body that causes pain and inflammation.

Q. Is it safe to use Diclofen MR?

Diclofen MR is safe for most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, heartburn, stomach pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, dryness in the mouth, weakness, sleepiness and other uncommon or rare side effects. Inform your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any persistent problem due to the medication.

Q. Can I stop taking Diclofen MR when my pain is relieved?

Diclofen MR should be continued if advised for a specific time duration by your doctor. However, it can be discontinued if you are using it for short-term pain relief.

Q. Can the use of Diclofen MR cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Diclofen MR can cause nausea and vomiting. In case, you experience nausea while taking this medicine, take it with milk, food or with antacids. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists and you notice signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to your doctor.

Q. Can the use of Diclofen MR cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Diclofen MR can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for sometime and resume once you feel better.

Q. Can the use of Diclofen MR cause damage to kidneys?

Yes, the long-term use of Diclofen MR can cause damage to the kidneys. Normal kidneys produce a chemical called prostaglandins that protect them from damage. Use of painkillers lowers the levels of prostaglandins in the body leading to kidney damage on long-term use. Use of painkillers is not recommended to patients with underlying kidney disease.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Diclofen MR can increase the risks of side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of pain or if the pain is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the recommended storage conditions for Diclofen MR?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
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