Reactin SR (Diclofenac Sodium)
What is Reactin SR (Diclofenac Sodium) used for?
Reactin SR (Diclofenac Sodium) is an oral medication used to treat inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lower back pain, or acute gout. The medication prevents the actions of certain chemicals in the body that cause the pain and swelling associated with these conditions to improve comfort and joint flexibility. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Reactin SR (Diclofenac Sodium)?
Follow your doctor`s directions for using Reactin SR (Diclofenac Sodium) to get the most effective results. One tablet is usually taken each day, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptom. These doses should be swallowed whole along with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is recommended if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets before use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Reactin SR (Diclofenac Sodium)?
Side effects that may occur while using Reactin SR (Diclofenac Sodium) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe headaches, unusual swelling, chest pain, trouble breathing, sudden numbness, sensitive skin, easier bruising, stiff muscles, severe skin rashes, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. Tell your doctor as soon as you experience any symptoms that worry you to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health complications from occurring.
Reactin SR (Diclofenac Sodium) should not be used to treat patients who are in the third trimester of pregnancy, allergic to NSAID medications, who have had a bad reaction to similar conditions, or those who have inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, a history of asthma, a history of allergies, systemic lupus, clotting disorders, high cholesterol, hypertension, decreased liver failure, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Reactin 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.
Reactin 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.