Apo-Diclo (Diclofenac Sodium)
What is Apo-Diclo (Diclofenac Sodium) used for?
Apo-Diclo (Diclofenac Sodium) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat a wide variety of inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or lower back pain. The medication stops the action of enzymes in the body that cause pain and swelling associated with these conditions to increase comfort and allow a wider range of movement. Your doctor may also prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Apo-Diclo (Diclofenac Sodium)?
Follow your doctor`s instructions while using Apo-Diclo (Diclofenac Sodium) to get the most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet administered daily, but your individual instructions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a meal or snack is suggested before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not crush or split the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Apo-Diclo (Diclofenac Sodium)?
Some patients using Apo-Diclo (Diclofenac Sodium) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include severe headaches, slurred speech, numbness, unusual swelling, chest pain, difficulty breathing, severe nausea, sensitive skin, easier bruising, urinary retention, fever, flu symptoms, muscle stiffness, or a severe skin reaction. Contact your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense side effects to make sure the correct alterations are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health complications from occurring.
Apo-Diclo (Diclofenac Sodium) should not be used to treat patients who are in the third trimester of pregnancy, allergic to NSAID medications, who have heart failure, a peptic ulcer, cerebrovascular disease, ischaemic heart disease, severe kidney failure, or severe liver failure. Also inform your doctor if you have diabetes, a history of allergies, a history of asthma, hypertension, high cholesterol, clotting disorders, connective tissue diseases, inflammatory bowel disorder, a history of ulceration, or decreased liver or kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Apo-Diclo (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.
Apo-Diclo (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.