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
  • Diarrhoea
  • 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

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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. Don't 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.
  • Don't 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.

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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. Can I take Paracetamol / Acetaminophen with vitamin B complex?
Yes, Paracetamol / Acetaminophen can be taken with vitamin B-complex preparations. They have been used together in the treatment of acute and painful diseases affecting nerves like trigeminal neuralgias, post-operative pain, etc. Paracetamol / Acetaminophen helps to relieve pain and vitamin B-complex corrects the deficiency that might be causing your symptoms.
Q. Is Paracetamol / Acetaminophen use associated with Helicobacter pylori infection?
No, Paracetamol / Acetaminophen use is not associated with Helicobacter pylori infection. Painkiller drugs can increase the acid secretion in the stomach, aggravate the symptoms of this infection and the risk of stomach and the intestine ulcer. However, this risk is minimum with Paracetamol / Acetaminophen as compared to other pain killers.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol / Acetaminophen with warfarin?
Paracetamol / Acetaminophen is safe to use occasionally with warfarin as other painkillers like ibuprofen and aspirin can increase the risk of bleeding. However, on a long-term use, Paracetamol / Acetaminophen can also increase the risk of bleeding. Talk to your doctor before taking them together as you may need to be monitored regularly.
Q. Can anyone be allergic to Paracetamol / Acetaminophen?
Yes, there have been reports of hypersensitivity and allergic reaction with the use of Paracetamol / Acetaminophen. Symptoms of an allergy include swelling of the face, mouth, and throat, shortness of breath, urticaria, red rash, and severe itching. Stop taking Paracetamol / Acetaminophen if you have such symptoms and immediately consult your doctor.
Q. How beneficial is to use Paracetamol / Acetaminophen with diclofenac?
Paracetamol / Acetaminophen and Diclofenac might be given together in case of fever and pain. Paracetamol / Acetaminophen has an early onset of action and it helps in relieving the symptoms till diclofenac starts working. However, both are pain killers and can affect stomach lining on long-term use leading to acid reflux, heartburn, and stomach ulcers and bleeding.
Q. Does Paracetamol / Acetaminophen treat sore-throat, flu or cold?
Paracetamol / Acetaminophen does not treat sore-throat, flu or cold but it can help in relieving fever and body aches associated with these conditions.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol / Acetaminophen with amoxicillin?
Paracetamol / Acetaminophen and amoxicillin can be taken together. Amoxicillin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Paracetamol / Acetaminophen is given along, for the relief of any associated pain and fever. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Does Paracetamol / Acetaminophen have side effects?
Paracetamol / Acetaminophen is quite safe for short term use. It has side effects if taken in more than the dose advised and for a long-term. Immediately consult a doctor if there is nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark colored urine, clay colored stools or jaundice as it could be due to an overdose of Paracetamol / Acetaminophen.
Q. Is Paracetamol / Acetaminophen safe to use?
Paracetamol / Acetaminophen is safe to use in the dose that advised by the doctor. Using this medicine in more than recommended doses can damage your liver and cause serious harm.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol / Acetaminophen with homeopathic medicine?
Ask your doctor before taking Paracetamol / Acetaminophen with homeopathic medicine as there is no information available on this.
Q. Is it safe to take Paracetamol / Acetaminophen with Tramadol?
Yes, Paracetamol / Acetaminophen can be taken with Tramadol. They are used together for moderate to severe pain in various diseases and their use is associated with common side effects like nausea, dizziness, and sleepiness.No drug-drug interactions have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol / Acetaminophen with Azithromycin?
Paracetamol / Acetaminophen and Azithromycin can be taken together. Azithromycin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Paracetamol / Acetaminophen is given along, for the relief of any associated pain and fever. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can a patient with high blood pressure take Paracetamol / Acetaminophen?
Occasional use of Paracetamol / Acetaminophen is safe in patients with high blood pressure. However, if it is to be taken for a long time, you must talk to your doctor. Paracetamol / Acetaminophen belongs to the group of painkillers called analgesics and antipyretics and these drugs can decrease the action of medicines taken by the patient for control of high blood pressure.
Q. What happens if you take an overdose of Paracetamol / Acetaminophen?
Overdose of Paracetamol / Acetaminophen can cause potentially life-threatening liver damage, which is the most serious side effect. Early symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, profuse sweating, and general tiredness. Kidney damage, decreased platelet count and coma may also occur. Immediately consult a doctor or consult an emergency in the case of suspected overdosage.
Q. Can vitamin D be taken safely with Paracetamol / Acetaminophen?
Yes, vitamin D can be taken with Paracetamol / Acetaminophen. Patients with osteoarthritis who are on vitamin D and calcium may need to take Paracetamol / Acetaminophen for the relief of any associated pain. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported.
Q. Does Paracetamol / Acetaminophen affect the liver?
Use of Paracetamol / Acetaminophen for a long time and above recommended doses can cause liver damage ranging from abnormal liver tests to liver failure. If you are taking Paracetamol / Acetaminophen from a long time and have nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark colored urine, clay colored stools or jaundice, inform your doctor as these could be signs of an underlying liver damage.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol / Acetaminophen if I have hepatitis?
Paracetamol / Acetaminophen is considered the safest painkiller to take for people with hepatitis for mild to moderate pain and fever. However, Paracetamol / Acetaminophen is metabolized in the liver, so, consult your doctor before taking Paracetamol / Acetaminophen if you have hepatitis as it can cause liver damage if taken in higher doses or for a very long time.
Q. What are the serious side effects of taking excess Paracetamol / Acetaminophen?
Potentially severe life-threatening liver injury is a serious side effect seen with an overdose of Paracetamol / Acetaminophen. Overdose can also cause kidney injury, coma, and decreased platelet count. Early symptoms of an overdose include nausea, vomiting, and general tiredness. Immediately consult a doctor or reach an emergency in case of suspected overdose.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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