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Composition FOR VALIDAY

Diclofenac(10 mg),Rabeprazole(NA)

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Avoid Validay 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.
Taking a large amount of alcohol can increase acidity and cause acid reflux in the food pipe causing heartburn. This would decrease the effect of this drug and can aggravate your underlying condition.
UNSAFE
Validay 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 VALIDAY

Diclofenac(10 mg)

Uses

Diclofenac is used in fever, headache, arthralgia, myalgia, dental pain, post operative pain, pain during menstruation, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout.

How it works

Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever, pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Common side effects

Rabeprazole(NA)

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, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Flatulence

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Expert advice FOR VALIDAY

  • 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 VALIDAY

Diclofenac

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Is diclofenac a painkiller?
Yes, diclofenac is a painkiller. It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which is used for conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, low back pain, migraine attacks, acute gout, ankylosing spondylitis, Control of pain and inflammation in orthopedic, dental and other minor surgery and other painful conditions of bone and muscles. However, it is a prescription drug and should only be taken as per the advice of the doctor.

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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 if you are suffering from asthma or you have a history of asthma.

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Is diclofenac banned in India?
No, diclofenac is not banned in India. However, it is a prescription drug and should be taken only when advised by your doctor.

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Is diclofenac a controlled substance?
Diclofenac is not a controlled substance as it does not have the potential for abuse or addiction.

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Does diclofenac increase blood pressure?
Diclofenac does not have any effect on blood pressure in normal individuals. However, it can decrease the effect of medicines which are being given for treatment of high blood pressure (antihypertensives). Please consult your doctor before taking diclofenac if you are already suffering from high blood pressure and you are taking medicines for its treatment.

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Is diclofenac nephrotoxic (harmful to kidney)?
Diclofenac can interfere with normal kidney function can cause kidney damage when taken at larger doses for a longer duration. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding the dose and duration for which diclofenac should be taken.

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Can I take diclofenac for sore throat?
No, diclofenac is not indicated for sore throat. It is a pain-killer.

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Can I take diclofenac for period pain?
No, diclofenac is not indicated for dysmenorrhea (pain during menstruation). It is a pain-killer given to reduce pain associated with muscles and bone.

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Can I take diclofenac for a toothache?
Diclofenac can be taken for dental pain (toothache). However, please consult your doctor as there could be an underlying infection or other problem which needs to be diagnosed before starting the treatment.

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Can I take diclofenac for a headache?
Diclofenac can be taken for headache. However, it is important to know the cause of headache before starting the treatment especially if the frequency is very high. Please consult your doctor.

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Can I take diclofenac for back pain?
Diclofenac can be taken for back pain as it can be used for pain involving muscles and bone. However, it is important to know the cause of back pain before starting the treatment. Please consult your doctor.

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Can I take diclofenac for neck pain?
Diclofenac can be taken for neck pain if it is related to muscle and bones. However, it should be taken only when advised by your doctor.

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Can I take diclofenac for stomach pain?
Diclofenac is not indicated for stomach pain. It is mainly indicated for relieving musculoskeletal pain, consult a doctor if you have stomach pain, as it could be due to some underlying condition which needs to be diagnosed, before taking any medicine, including a painkiller.

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Can I take diclofenac for gout?
Diclofenac can be taken to reduce pain in gout, especially when there is acute gout (sudden painful condition). However, its usefulness in chronic gout is limited. Consult your doctor for the right treatment of gout as the medicines should be taken only after it is diagnosed by a doctor.

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Can I take diclofenac for sciatica?
Diclofenac is indicated for the relief of pain in low back pain and sciatica. However, you should consult a doctor before taking the drug.

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Can I take diclofenac for muscle pain?
Diclofenac can be taken for muscle pain as it helps in reducing pain. It is a prescription drug and should only be taken if when advised by a doctor.

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Is diclofenac safe in pregnancy?
Diclofenac can cause harmful effects during pregnancy and to the growth of the fetus (unborn child). It is not recommended to be used during pregnancy. Consult your doctor regarding the use of the drug during pregnancy as you may need to discontinue the medicine or stop breastfeeding.

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Is diclofenac safe?
Diclofenac is safe to use if taken in prescribed doses for a prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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Is diclofenac a sulfa drug?
No, diclofenac is not a sulfa drug. It a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

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Is diclofenac safe during breastfeeding?
Diclofenac is known to be passed in the breast milk in small amounts. So, it should not be taken during breastfeeding. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding and you have to take this medicine.

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Is diclofenac safe in diabetes?
Diclofenac is not known to affect blood sugar levels. However, in diabetics, the drug should be taken carefully as it can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases also. Consult your doctor before taking diclofenac if you are a diabetic and you have to take it for a long time.

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Does diclofenac reduce menstrual flow?
Diclofenac is not known to reduce menstrual flow. If you are experiencing any change in the menstrual flow after taking diclofenac, please consult your doctor.

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Does diclofenac reduce fever?
Yes, diclofenac can reduce fever. However, diclofenac in its analgesic (pain-relieving) dose is not indicated for fever. Please consult your doctor for the proper diagnosis and right treatment for your fever.

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Does diclofenac induce sleep?
Diclofenac in rare cases can cause somnolence (increased desire to sleep). If you experience any disturbance in your sleep pattern while taking diclofenac, please consult your doctor.

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Does diclofenac expire?
Yes, diclofenac like any other medicine expires. It is not recommended to use the drug after its expiry date. Please check the pack before using the medicine.

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Does diclofenac cause weight gain?
Diclofenac is not seen to cause weight gain. It can, however, rarely cause edema (swelling) due to fluid retention. If you experience any noticeable change in weight while taking the drug, consult your doctor.

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Does diclofenac have aspirin in it?
No, diclofenac does not contain aspirin. They are different medicines belonging to the same class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

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Does diclofenac contain paracetamol?
No, diclofenac does not contain paracetamol. They are different medicines belonging to the same class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

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Does diclofenac contain ibuprofen?
No, diclofenac does not contain ibuprofen. They are different medicines belonging to the same class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

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Does diclofenac cause constipation?
Constipation is a very rare side effect with diclofenac. If you experience constipation while taking diclofenac, please consult your doctor.

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Can I take diclofenac with etoricoxib?
Both diclofenac and etoricoxib are the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) and can be given together. No interactions have been reported between the two. However, there are interactions reported between diclofenac and other NSAIDs. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take diclofenac with paracetamol?
Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and when given along with other NSAIDs like paracetamol, it can increase the risk of stomach bleeding and ulceration. Consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take diclofenac with naproxen?
Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and when given along with other NSAIDs like naproxen, it can increase the risk of stomach bleeding and ulceration. Consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take diclofenac with ibuprofen?
Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and when given along with other NSAIDs like ibuprofen, it can increase the risk of stomach bleeding and ulceration. Consult your doctor before taking both the drugs together.

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Can I take diclofenac with hydrocodone?
No interactions have been clinically observed between diclofenac and hydrocodone. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.

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Can I take diclofenac with amoxicillin?
Diclofenac and amoxicillin are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.

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Can I take diclofenac with meloxicam?
Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and when given along with other NSAIDs like meloxicam, it can increase the risk of stomach bleeding and ulceration. Consult your doctor before taking both the drugs together.

Rabeprazole

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

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Is rabeprazole an antacid?
Rabeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor which suppresses acid production in the stomach. It is not an antacid which neutralizes the acid 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 aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate or other antacids with rabeprazole?
There are no clinically observed interactions when rabeprazole is taken with antacids. However, antacids increase the pH of the stomach and rabeprazole requires a lower pH for its action and hence there could be a decreased effect of rabeprazole if taken with antacids. This interaction can be avoided by taking antacids two hours before or after taking rabeprazole.

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Is rabeprazole safe in pregnancy?
Use of rabeprazole is not considered to be safe in pregnancy. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine during pregnancy.

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Is rabeprazole taken with an empty stomach?
Yes, rabeprazole should preferrably be taken in the morning empty stomach.

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Is rabeprazole an addictive?
No, rabeprazole has no addictive potential.

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Is rabeprazole a proton pump inhibitor (PPI)?
Yes, rabeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It lowers the production of acid in the stomach.

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Is rabeprazole same as pantoprazole?
Rabeprazole and pantoprazole belong to the same class of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Always follow doctor's advice regarding their use.

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Is rabeprazole safe?
Yes, rabeprazole is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

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Is rabeprazole same as omeprazole?
Rabeprazole and omeprazole belong to the same class of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Always follow doctor's advice regarding their use.

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Is rabeprazole better than pantoprazole?
Rabeprazole and pantoprazole belong to the same class of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors. They are similar in efficacy, however, their response may vary in different individuals.

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Does rabeprazole cause hair loss?
No, hair loss has not been reported as a side effect of rabeprazole. Please consult your doctor in case you experience excessive hair fall while you are taking rabeprazole.

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Does rabeprazole cause flatulence (gas or bloating)?
Flatulence (gas) has been reported as a common side effect of rabeprazole. Although it would be mild to moderate in nature and transient. Please talk to your doctor in case you experience this side effect for a prolonged duration while taking rabeprazole.

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Does rabeprazole cause tinnitus (ringing in the ears)?
Tinnitus (ringing sensation in the ears) has not been reported as a side effect with rabeprazole. Please consult your doctor in case you experience ringing sensation in your ears while taking rabeprazole.

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Does rabeprazole cause weight gain?
Weight gain has been reported as a rare side effect of rabeprazole. Please consult your doctor in case you experience excessive weight gain while taking rabeprazole.

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Does rabeprazole expire?
Yes, like any other medicine, rabeprazole also expires. Always check the expiry date of the medicine before using it.

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Does rabeprazole cause constipation?
Constipation is a common side effect reported with rabeprazole. Please call your doctor in case you experience excessive constipation for a prolonged duration while you are taking rabeprazole.

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Does rabeprazole cause high blood pressure?
High blood pressure has not been reported as an adverse event with rabeprazole. In case you experience high blood pressure while you are taking rabeprazole, please talk to your doctor.

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Does rabeprazole cause headache?
Headache is reported as one of the common side effects of rabeprazole. Please consult your doctor in case you experience an intolerable headache for a prolonged duration while taking rabeprazole.

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Can I take ranitidine with rabeprazole?
There are no clinically observed interactions between ranitidine and rabeprazole. However, their clinical uses are same. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take rabeprazole with ibuprofen?
Interactions have not been clinically observed when rabeprazole is taken with ibuprofen. However, it may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take rabeprazole with paracetamol?
Interactions have not been clinically observed when rabeprazole is taken with paracetamol. However, it may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can you take rabeprazole with alcohol?
No interactions have been reported between rabeprazole and alcohol. However, alcohol can stimulate acid secretion. So, it is advisable to ask your doctor before consuming alcohol while you are taking rabeprazole.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)