Diclax SR (Diclofenac Sodium)
What is Diclax SR (Diclofenac Sodium) used for?
Diclax SR (Diclofenac Sodium) is an oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribed to treat patients suffering from a wide variety of inflammatory conditions. The medication operates by preventing the action of enzymes responsible for causing the pain, swelling, and irritation in response to injury. This makes it useful for treating lower back pain, acute gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or inflammation following surgery or minor injuries. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Diclax SR (Diclofenac Sodium)?
Diclax SR (Diclofenac Sodium) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet administered once or twice each day, but your particular directions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal or snack is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Diclax SR (Diclofenac Sodium)?
Diclax SR (Diclofenac Sodium) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience serious side effects including fever, flu symptoms, sensitive skin, easier bruising, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, difficulty breathing, unusual swelling, numbness, severe fatigue, darkened urine, discoloured stools, jaundice, or severe skin rashes. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Diclax SR (Diclofenac Sodium) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to aspirin or NSAIDs, if you have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or if you have heart failure, an active peptic ulcer, cerebrovascular disease, a history of intestinal perforation caused by NSAIDs, peripheral arterial disease, severe kidney failure, or severely reduced liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Diclax SR (Diclofenac Sodium) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Diclax SR (Diclofenac Sodium) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.