Medicine Overview of Recoflam Injection
Side Effects of Recoflam are Vomiting, Stomach pain / epigastric pain, Nausea, Indigestion, Heartburn, Loss of appetite, Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness).
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Recoflam Injection 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).
In Depth Information on Recoflam Injection
It should be taken with food or milk to avoid getting an upset stomach.
- It can cause serious complications like stomach bleeding and kidney problems if taken for a long time.
Recoflam Injection can raise a risk of blood clots, heart attack, or a stroke.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
Recoflam Injection related warnings
Taking diclofenac with alcohol can increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Recoflam Injection 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.
Recoflam Injection is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Recoflam Injection may cause headaches, blurred vision, dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. This may affect your ability to drive.
Recoflam Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Recoflam Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Recoflam Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Recoflam Injection 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.
Frequently asked questions about Recoflam Injection
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 Recoflam along with vitamins?
Yes, Recoflam can be taken with vitamins. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can Recoflam be used for the treatment of hepatitis?
No, Recoflam is not approved for the treatment of hepatitis. Hepatitis is a condition where the liver is inflamed. Recoflam can, in fact, cause harm to the liver as a side effect.
Q. Can Recoflam be used after C-section?
Yes, Recoflam 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. Recoflam can be used to treat the pain that may occur after the operation.
Q. Can I use Recoflam for the treatment of arthritis?
Yes, Recoflam 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 Recoflam along with misoprostol?
Yes. It can be taken together. Misoprostol protects the stomach from irritating gastric effects of Recoflam. 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 Recoflam while I am on thyroxine?
Yes, Recoflam 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 Recoflam with diuretics?
No, Recoflam should not be used with diuretics. Recoflam 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 Recoflam a narcotic?
No, Recoflam is not a narcotic. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
Q. Can Recoflam be used along with warfarin?
No. Using Recoflam 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 Recoflam cause an ulcer?
Recoflam 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 Recoflam 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 Recoflam a painkiller?
Yes. Recoflam 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 Recoflam good for back pain?
Yes, Recoflam has been found to be effective to reduce back pain. Recoflam 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 Recoflam should be stopped before surgery?
Since Recoflam 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 Recoflam during my fever treatment?
Yes, Recoflam 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 Recoflam to treat a sore throat?
Sore throat is mostly caused by bacteria so antibiotics are given to treat a sore throat whereas Recoflam 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 Recoflam?
Recoflam 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 Recoflam to treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Recoflam 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 Recoflam cause sedation?
Recoflam is not known to cause sedation. There have been rare, an isolated case report of sedation with the drug.
Q. Can I take Recoflam for kidney stones?
Yes,Recoflam can be used to relieve the pain due to kidney stones. However, there is also a risk of kidney damage with Recoflam as its side effect. It is advised not to take Recoflam for a prolonged time for this condition without adequate monitoring.
Q. Can I use Recoflam with mifepristone?
These drugs should not be used together as the effect of mifepristone may be lowered by Recoflam. Mifepristone is used for medical abortion.
Q. Can I use Recoflam with lithium?
No.These drugs should not be used together as Recoflam increases the blood levels of lithium which may further increase the side effects.
Q. Can Recoflam affect the chance of conceiving?
Yes. Recoflam can sometime cause reversible infertility. Recoflam 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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