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Indications:

Bursitis,Tendinitis,Pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal and joint disorders,Acute gout,Dysmenorrhoea,Migraine,Postoperative pain,Prophylaxis of postoperative pain,Strains,Tendinitis,Renal colic,Prophylaxis of intra-operative miosis,Post-photorefractive keratectomy pain,Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis,Control of inflammation after argon laser trabeculoplasty,Inflammation and discomfort after strabismus surgery,Pain after accidental trauma,Local symptomatic relief of pain and inflammation,Osteoarthritis.

Contraindications:

Active peptic ulcer; hypersensitivity to diclofenac or other NSAIDs. Treatment of perioperative pain in CABG surgery. 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Topical: Not to be applied onto damaged or nonintact skin.

Adverse reactions:

GI disturbances; headache, dizziness, rash; GI bleeding, peptic ulceration; abnormalities of kidney function. Pain and tissue damage at Inj site (IM); local irritation (rectal); transient burning and stinging (ophthalmic). Potentially Fatal: Stevens-Johnson syndrome, exfoliative dermatitis, toxic epidermal necrolysis.

Interactions:

Not to be given IV to patients who are receiving other NSAIDs or anticoagulants including low dose heparin. Renal function may be worsened when used with ciclosporin or triamterene. Altered absorption when given with sucralfate, colestyramine or colestipol. Ophthalmic application of diclofenac may reduce the efficacy of ophthalmic acetylcholine and carbachol. Increased risk of GI ulceration and bleeding when used with corticosteroids, aspirin or anticoagulants. Potentially Fatal: Increases blood levels of digoxin, lithium and methotrexate. Potentiate potassium-sparing diuretics. Food Interaction Slow absorption of enteric-coated tab when given with food.

Warnings:

History of GI ulceration; impaired cardiac, renal or hepatic function; hypertension; lactation. IV admin in patients with moderate or severe renal impairment; hypovolaemia or dehydration; asthma, porphyria. Monitor LFTs in patients on prolonged therapy. May prolong bleeding time; caution when used in patients with coagulation disorders or on anticoagulants. Prolonged therapy may increase risk of anaemia. 1st and 2nd trimester of pregnancy. Elderly, debilitated patients. pregnancy: Category B(Parenteral): Either animal-reproduction studies have not demonstrated a foetal risk but there are no controlled studies in pregnant women or animal-reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect (other than a decrease in fertility) that was not confirmed in controlled studies in women in the 1st trimester (and there is no evidence of a risk in later trimesters). Category C(Ophth / Topical): Either studies in animals have revealed adverse effects on the foetus (teratogenic or embryocidal or other) and there are no controlled studies in women or studies in women and animals are not available. Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the foetus.

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Film-coated gastro resistant tablets

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