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Dicloflam Forte Gel

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Overview

Uses of Chlorzoxazone

Chlorzoxazone is used for muscle relaxation. It relieves painful spasms of the skeletal muscles.

Uses of Diclofenac

Diclofenac 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.

Uses of Paracetamol/Acetaminophen

Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is used for pain relief and fever. It is used to relieve pain in conditions like headache, muscle pain, or dental pain.

Chlorzoxazone side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach upset
  • Weakness

Diclofenac side effects

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

Paracetamol/Acetaminophen side effects

Common
No common side effects seen

How to use Chlorzoxazone

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the gel. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How to use Diclofenac

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the gel. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How to use Paracetamol/Acetaminophen

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the gel. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Chlorzoxazone works

Chlorzoxazone is a muscle relaxant. It works on the centres in the brain and spinal cord to relieve muscle stiffness or spasm without reduction in strength. This improves pain and movement of muscles.

How Diclofenac works

Diclofenac 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).

How Paracetamol/Acetaminophen works

Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is an analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-pyretic (fever reducer). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and fever.

Dicloflam Forte Gel related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dicloflam Forte Gel 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 Dicloflam Forte Gel during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

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

Expert Advice

Related to Chlorzoxazone

  • Chlorzoxazone provides relief from rigidity, tension and stiffness in muscles (spasticity) that may occur due to various conditions affecting the nervous system.
  • Take it with or after food or a glass of milk.
  • Chlorzoxazone may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Chlorzoxazone as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor if you've been on it for a long time.

Related to Diclofenac

  • You have been prescribed Diclofenac 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 Diclofenac 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.

Related to Paracetamol/Acetaminophen

  • Good for pain relief and fever but not effective in joint pain due to poor anti-inflammatory action.
  • Starts working within one hour. Wait for at least 4 hours before taking the next dose.
  • Present in many over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicines. Avoid taking more than one paracetamol product at a time to prevent overdose. Doses >4 g/day (2 g in alcoholics) may cause liver, kidney or heart problems.
  • Discontinue Paracetamol/Acetaminophen and inform your doctor immediately if rash occurs.
  • For children, measure the doses of liquid Paracetamol/Acetaminophen using the measuring cup instead of a teaspoon to avoid under or over-dosage.
  • Avoid excess alcohol intake (>3 glasses/day) when taking Paracetamol/Acetaminophen as it may cause liver damage.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Dicloflam Forte

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I work in a private HOSPITAL Always 8 hours duty by standing after duty I feel muscle pain,back pain.What should I do sir??
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
take Matilda forte once in night for 6 weeksalso check ur Thyroid profile and Blood sugar Fasting &PP
Abdomen muscle pain while running, speed walking etc., It happeneds in a football match and still pain is continue.
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Take tab Myoril forte twice daily for five days
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FAQs

Related to Chlorzoxazone

Q. Is chlorzoxazone an opiate/ narcotic/ steroid/ controlled substance/ addictive?

No. Chlorzoxazone is mephenesin like centrally acting muscle relaxant that is used to relieve muscle stiffness and pain. It is not a steroid, narcotic, addictive or controlled substance

Q. Does chlorzoxazone be used for recreational purposes?

No, chlorzoxazone or any other drug should not be used for recreational purpose. Use only when prescribed by the doctor

Q. Does chlorzoxazone have aspirin or codeine in it?

No. It does not contain aspirin or codeine

Q. Does chlorzoxazone induce drowsiness/ weight gain?

It is not known to cause weight gain, but may cause drowsiness. If you experience any such side effects, consult your doctor

Q. Is chlorzoxazone like Vicodin?

No. Vicodin, which contains acetaminophen and hydrocodone, is used to relieve general pain. Chlorzoxazone is a muscle relaxant and different drug altogether

Q. Is chlorzoxazone the same as Soma?

No. Soma caontains carisoprodol, another mephenesin-like centrally acting muscle relaxant. However, it totally different from chlorzoxazone

Q. Can I take chlorzoxazone with tramadol, naproxen or ibuprofen?

No known interaction data is available for these drugs. However, it doesn't mean that the chlorzoxazone can be taken with tramadol, naproxen or ibuprofen. Always consult your doctor regarding the drug usage

Q. Can I take chlorzoxazone with hydrocodone/ citalopram/ acetaminophen?

No. It is advisable not to take chlorzoxazone with hydrocodone/ citalopram/ acetaminophen since interactions have been reported for this combination.
Related to Diclofenac

Q. Can Diclofenac be used along with warfarin?

No. Using Diclofenac 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. Is Diclofenac a painkiller?

Yes. Diclofenac 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 Diclofenac a narcotic?

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

Q. Can I use Diclofenac along with vitamins?

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

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

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

Q. Can Diclofenac be used after C-section?

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

Q. Can I take Diclofenac along with misoprostol?

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

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

Q. Why Diclofenac should be stopped before surgery?

Since Diclofenac 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. What are the contraindications for Diclofenac?

Diclofenac 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 Diclofenac affect the chance of conceiving?

Yes. Diclofenac can sometime cause reversible infertility. Diclofenac 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.

Q. Why does Diclofenac cause an ulcer?

Diclofenac 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 Diclofenac 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 Diclofenac good for back pain?

Yes, Diclofenac has been found to be effective to reduce back pain. Diclofenac 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. Can I use Diclofenac during my fever treatment?

Yes, Diclofenac 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 Diclofenac to treat a sore throat?

Sore throat is mostly caused by bacteria so antibiotics are given to treat a sore throat whereas Diclofenac 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. Can I use Diclofenac to treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?

Diclofenac 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 Diclofenac cause sedation?

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

Q. Can I take Diclofenac for kidney stones?

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

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

Yes, Diclofenac 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 use Diclofenac with diuretics?

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

Q. Can I use Diclofenac with mifepristone?

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

Q. Can I use Diclofenac with lithium?

No.These drugs should not be used together as Diclofenac increases the blood levels of lithium which may further increase the side effects.
Related to Paracetamol/Acetaminophen

Q. How long does Paracetamol/Acetaminophen stay in my body?

Usually, Paracetamol/Acetaminophen stay for 5-6 hours in tthe body. However, this duration can vary from person to person.

Q. How long does Paracetamol/Acetaminophen takes to work?

Paracetamol/Acetaminophen takes around 30-45 min to start working and show its effects.

Q. How much Paracetamol/Acetaminophen can you take in a day?

In adults, the total dose of Paracetamol/Acetaminophen should not exceed 4g per day. In children, the maximum dose should not exceed 60mg/kg in a day.

Q. If I suddenly stop taking Paracetamol/Acetaminophen, can this cause any withdrawal symptom?

No, Paracetamol/Acetaminophen does not cause any withdrawal symptoms even if you suddenly stop taking this medicine.

Q. What is the recommended dose of Paracetamol/Acetaminophen?

In adults, the usual dose is 1-2 tablets i.e 500mg or 650mg. The minimum dosing interval should be of 4 hours between the doses. The total dose should not exceed 4g per day.

Q. Can the use of Paracetamol/Acetaminophen make me feel sleepy?

No, Paracetamol/Acetaminophen does not cause sleepiness.

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