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GERIFLAM 100MG/20MG CAPSULE

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Composition FOR GERIFLAM

Diclofenac(100 mg),Rabeprazole(20 mg)

food interaction for GERIFLAM

alcohol interaction for GERIFLAM

pregnancy interaction for GERIFLAM

lactation interaction for GERIFLAM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
Avoid Geriflam 100mg/20mg capsule with acidic food and beverages such as sugar, certain dairy products, fish, processed foods, fresh meats and processed meats,sodas and other sweetened beverages.
UNSAFE
Taking diclofenac with alcohol can increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
UNSAFE
Geriflam 100mg/20mg capsule 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR GERIFLAM

Diclofenac(100 mg)

Uses

Diclofenac is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, dental pain, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, migraine and muscular pain

How it works

Diclofenac blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, pain, and fever.

Common side effects

Epigastric pain, Renal dysfunction, Stomach ulcer, Bleeding, Toxic epidermal necrolysis, Itching
Rabeprazole(20 mg)

Uses

Rabeprazole is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers

How it works

Rabeprazole lowers the acid production in the stomach.

Common side effects

Nausea, Headache, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Flatulence

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Expert advice FOR GERIFLAM

  • Diclofenac should be taken with food or immediately after meals.
  • Take the medicine with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • Do not take antacids withh magnesium as they can interact with the drug.
  • Do not take diclofenac, If  you are allergic to diclofenac.
  • Do not drink alcohol while takig this drug.
  • Do not drive or use any tools or machines, if you feel dizzy, tired, have a headache or get blurred vision after taking diclofenac.

Frequently asked questions FOR GERIFLAM

Diclofenac

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Is diclofenac safe?
Diclofenac (also available as voveran, dynapar) is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.

Is diclofenac nephrotoxic?
Diclofenac can interfere with normal kidney function when taken at larger doses for a longer duration. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its uses

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Is diclofenac safe in asthma?
Diclofenac may worsen the symptoms of asthma in some patients already suffering from asthma. Talk to your doctor before taking diclofenac in asthma

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Is diclofenac banned in India?
Diclofenac is available over-the-counter and it is not banned in India

Q.

Is diclofenac 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.

Does diclofenac increase blood pressure?
Diclofenac does not have any effect on blood pressure in normal individuals. However, consult your doctor before taking diclofenac if you are already suffering from high blood pressure or any other heart disease

Q.

Does diclofenac induce sleep?
Diclofenac does not induce sleep.

Rabeprazole

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Is rabeprazole an over the counter?
No, rabeprazole is not an over the counter medicine, it is available on prescription by a doctor.

Q.

Is rabeprazole an antacid?
Rabeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor which suppresses acid production in the stomach. It is not antacid which neutralizes acid in the stomach and coats the surface of the stomach.

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Does rabeprazole cause osteoporosis (thinning of bones)?
Rabeprazole may cause osteoporosis (thinning of bones). Please consult your doctor if you have osteoporosis or if you are taking corticosteroids (these can increase the risk of osteoporosis) as it may increase the risk of hip, wrist or spine fractures.

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Can I take gaviscon with rabeprazole?
Depending upon individual’s response, there should be an interval of at least 2 hours between the two drug administrations.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)