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.
Diclodrop Products side effects
Side Effects of Diclodrop are Vomiting, Stomach pain/epigastric pain, Stomach ulcer, Nausea, Indigestion, Diarrhea, Heartburn, Loss of appetite.
Long-term use and high doses of Diclodrop may cause renal problems such as protein or blood in urine and painful urination. Patients who are at maximum risk of developing kidney problems include people who are dehydrated, have heart failure, impaired kidney function, hypertension, elderly, who are on medicines which cause excess urination (diuretics), or medicines which have significant impact on kidney function. Hence, for such patients kidney function monitoring is recommended.
Q. Does Diclodrop make you drowsy?
Diclodrop can cause drowsiness and also dizziness, fatigue (tiredness) and visual disturbances. However, it is not very common and may not affect everyone. If you experience these symptoms avoid driving or operating heavy machinery.
Q. What is the most important information I need to know about Diclodrop?
It is important to know that Diclodrop may increase your chance of having a heart attack or stroke. The risk is more if you take higher doses and have been using the medicine for a longer time. Also, taking Diclodrop may cause ulcers, bleeding, or holes in your stomach and intestine. These problems may happen without warning symptoms at any time during treatment and may even cause death.
Q. Can Diclodrop be taken during pregnancy?
You should not take Diclodrop during the last 3 months of pregnancy as it may cause damage to your baby. It can also lead to reduced labor. Hence, it is best to avoid using Diclodrop during the first 6 months. In some cases, your doctor may prescribe Diclodrop weighing its benefits and risks.
Q. Does Diclodrop get you high?
No, Diclodrop does not get you high. It does not have an abuse potential (drug-seeking behavior) and does not cause physical or psychological dependence.
Q. Is Diclodrop a good painkiller?
Diclodrop is effective in relieving pain and inflammation. It is used for various sorts of pain such as sprains, strains and other injuries. It is also helpful in various types of arthritis, gout, pain and inflammation following surgery.
Q. Is Diclodrop a narcotic?
No, Diclodrop is not a narcotic. It belongs to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) group of medicines.
Q. How should Diclodrop injection be administered?
Diclodrop injection should only be given by a healthcare professional. It can be given deep into the muscle (intramuscularly), preferably in buttock, under the skin (subcutaneously), or directly into a vein (intravenously) as a bolus and not as infusion. The dose should not exceed the prescribed quantity and injection should not be given for more than 2 days.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.