Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking diclofenac sodium tablets. If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, call your doctor.
Indications and Usage
Take diclofenac sodium tablets orally with or without food as directed by your doctor. Usually, take each dosage after 12 hours.
The dosage and length of treatment are based on the signs and symptoms of the patient and also to the response to treatment. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
Take diclofenac sodium tablets at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after taking other products that may bind to it, decreasing its effectiveness.
Do not take diclofenac sodium if:
- You have any other allergies or allergic to aspirin or other NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib);
- You have medical history of asthma, bleeding or clotting problems, heart disease (such as previous heart attack), high blood pressure, liver disease;
- You are using machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely.
Use of diclofenac sodium tablets during pregnancy or breastfeeding is not advisable. Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking diclofenac sodium tablets.
Administration and Dosage
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed the advisable dosage. The usual dose for adults is 75 mg to 100 mg daily divided into two or three doses. Similarly, the usual dose for children aged 1-12 years is 25 mg daily (depending on the severity and body weight).
Some products that may interact with diclofenac such as aliskiren, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, corticosteroids, cidofovir, lithium, methotrexate, “water pills” (diuretics such as furosemide).
Avoid alcohol consumption or marijuana while taking diclofenac sodium which can make you drowsy.
If someone has overdosed, they might experience symptoms of breathlessness or passing out. These symptoms have to be reported to the medical health professional and seek medical help urgently.
No adverse reactions have been reported.
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