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Diclofenac 75 MG Injection

Manufacturer: Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Diclofenac
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: February 19, 2019

Diclofenac 75 MG Injection is an anti-inflammatory painkiller used to mitigate symptoms of arthritis such as inflammation, pain, fever and swollen joints. It is used in the treatment of conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylosis and severe menstrual pain

Diclofenac 75 MG Injection blocks the production of cyclooxygenase, which synthesizes the compound called prostaglandin. This compound is responsible for symptoms of arthritis such as pain, swelling and inflammation. It also inhibits the production of bacterial DNA. Therefore, Diclofenac 75 MG Injection is effective in providing relief from pain.

Diclofenac 75 MG Injection is available in the form of tablets as well as solution. The standard recommended dosage is twice a day. It is suggested to consume this medication only under the guidance and recommendation of a medical practitioner. You should continue taking this medication until you have completed the course, and discontinue as per the instructions of your doctor. You should not skip out on a dose, and also avoid doubling the dosage to make up for skipped dose.

It is necessary to inform your doctor before starting a course of this medication. People who have undergone a bypass heart surgery or have an allergy to other anti-inflammatory painkillers should not take Diclofenac 75 MG Injection. It is imperative to notify your doctor if you suffer from disorders such as heart disease, heart attack, stroke, hypertension, high cholesterol levels, diabetes, asthma or a bleeding disorder. Women trying to conceive, smokers and alcoholics should not take Diclofenac 75 MG Injection because the interactions might cause harmful effects.

If any of the symptoms like diarrhea, heartburn, dizziness, headache, stomach pain or cramps, black stool, weight loss and fatigue persist, then you should contact your doctor. An allergic reaction to Diclofenac 75 MG Injection can lead to itchiness, rashes, vomiting, difficulty in breathing, hives and swollen tongue or face. The medication can cause an increase in blood pressure, stomach ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, nosebleeds, severe skin reactions and liver damage. This medication must not be taken in excess as it may increase your chances of developing some fatal conditions such as a heart attack, a stroke or hepatitis or kidney dysfunction. If you experience any of these effects, you should seek medical expertise immediately.

  • rheumatoid arthritis

    Diclofenac 75 MG Injection can treat symptoms such as swelling, pain and stiffness of joints associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • osteoarthritis

    Diclofenac 75 MG Injection can treat symptoms such as tender and painful joints associated with Osteoarthritis.
  • ankylosing spondylitis

    Diclofenac 75 MG Injection can treat symptoms such as stiffness and pain associated with Ankylosing Spondylitis.
  • Dysmenorrhea

    Diclofenac 75 MG Injection is used to treat excessive pain and cramps caused during menstruation.
  • Mild to moderate pain

    Diclofenac 75 MG Injection can treat pain of sprains, strains, sports injuries etc.
  • migraine

    Diclofenac 75 MG Injection is used to treat acute pain caused from migraine.
  • Bursitis

    Diclofenac 75 MG Injection helps in relieving swelling and pain in joints.
  • Tendinitis

    Diclofenac 75 MG Injection helps in relieving pain and swelling associated with the tissue connecting the muscle and bones.
  • Allergy

    This medication should be avoided if you have a known history of allergy to medications belonging to NSAIDs. Severe allergic conditions like Asthma and Urticaria can be triggered in such cases.
  • Peptic ulcer

    This medication should be avoided if you have peptic ulcer or are suspected of having it. It could lead to severe swelling and bleeding in the stomach, colon and anus.
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)

    This medication is not recommended for patients who have undergone Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medication lasts for an average of 1-2 hours. However, the time might vary depending upon the dosage and individual.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The top effect of this medication is observed within 10-30 minutes of consumption. The Potassium salts of Diclofenac produces maximum effect than the Sodium salts as they are absorbed faster from the Gastro-Intestinal Tract.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication is not considered safe during pregnancy and consultation of doctor before using this medication is recommended. Potential benefits and risks involved should be considered.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies are reported for this medication.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medication does not pass through the milk. However, the side effects on the infant should be monitored. You should consult your doctor and discuss the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    The missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember. However, the missed dose should be skipped if it is almost time for the next dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    A doctor should be consulted immediately if an overdose of Diclofenac 75 MG Injection is suspected. Signs of an overdose can be rashes on the skin, confusion, pain in the chest or blurred vision. Immediate medical attention is needed in case of an overdose.

This medication inhibits the action of Cyclooxygenase, which is responsible for the formation of prostaglandin. Prostaglandin is a major contributor to the process of inflammation and pain sensation in the body.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    asthma

    Diclofenac 75 MG Injection should be avoided if you have NSAID-sensitive asthma. You should report any such history to your doctor so that he can recommend you an appropriate substitution.

    Fluid retention and edema

    Diclofenac 75 MG Injection should be consumed only after consultation of your doctor. The blood pressure and heart conditions should be monitored on a regular level during the course of treatment.

    Gastro-Intestinal toxicity

    Diclofenac 75 MG Injection should be taken only after consulting a doctor, especially if the intended duration is longer than a month. Any symptom indicating ulceration and bleeding like chronic indigestion, appearance of coffee colored dry blood in stools or vomiting of blood should be reported immediately.

    Skin rash.

    Diclofenac 75 MG Injection can lead to fatal skin allergies without any prior warning. Signs and symptoms like rashes, hives, fever or other allergic symptoms should not be ignored. Such symptoms require immediate medical attention.

    Impaired kidney function

    You should inform the doctor if you have any kidney disease. Suitable adjustment in dosage and monitoring of kidney functions is required in such situations.

    Heart attack and stroke

    The dose of Diclofenac 75 MG Injection needs to be optimized based on the severity of the heart condition. Additional medications are to be taken to minimize the risk. Symptoms indicating heart attack like chest pain, shallow breathing, speech slurring, and weakness should be reported to the doctor immediately.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Adefovir

    Diclofenac 75 MG Injection should be taken with Adefovir only after consulting a doctor. Usage of either of the medication should be reported so that suitable substitutes can be prescribed.

    Apixaban

    Diclofenac 75 MG Injection can be taken with Apixaban only under the supervision of a doctor. Any signs and symptoms like dizziness, black and tarry stools, presence of dried and coffee grounds like blood in cough or vomit should be attended immediately.

    Methotrexate

    Diclofenac 75 MG Injection should be taken with Methotrexate only after consulting a doctor. The doctor needs to make suitable adjustments so that unwanted effects and toxicity can be avoided.

    Ramipril

    Diclofenac 75 MG Injection should be taken with Ramipril only after consulting a doctor. The doctor needs to make suitable adjustments to minimize the harmful effect. Signs and symptoms like swelling, nausea, vomiting, muscle cramps, confusion, and weakness should be reported to the doctor immediately.

    Ketorolac

    Diclofenac 75 MG Injection should not be taken along with ketorolac. You should read the instructions before taking any over the counter medication. A doctor should be consulted before taking medication containing ketorolac.
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