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.
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Diclofenac 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 Diclofenac a narcotic?
No, Diclofenac is not a narcotic. It belongs to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) group of medicines.
Q. Does Diclofenac get you high?
No, Diclofenac does not get you high. It does not have an abuse potential (drug-seeking behavior) and does not cause physical or psychological dependence. However, if you do not feel well, consult your doctor.
Q. Can Diclofenac hurt your kidneys?
Long-term use and high doses of Diclofenac 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 Diclofenac make you drowsy?
Diclofenac 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 Diclofenac?
It is important to know that Diclofenac 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 Diclofenac 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. Therefore, if you encounter any such problems, consult your doctor immediately.
Q. Can Diclofenac be taken during pregnancy?
You should not take Diclofenac during the last 3 months of pregnancy as it may cause harmful effects on your baby. Use of Diclofenac can also lead to reduced labor (premature delivery). Hence, it is advised to avoid using Diclofenac during the first 6 months of pregnancy also. In some cases, Diclofenac may be prescribed in pregnant women only if the benefits outweigh the risks involved with its use in pregnant women. If not sure, consult your doctor regarding its use.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 22nd Jun 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.