Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before injecting diclofenac sodium.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Indications and Usage
Diclofenac sodium is indicated in the management of mild to moderate pain. It can be also used to treat moderate to severe pain alone or in combination with opioid analgesics.
Do not take diclofenac sodium injections if:
- You are allergic to diclofenac sodium or other NSAIDs;
- You have had an ulcer or bleeding in the digestive tract;
- You have asthma, kidney problems, or liver problems;
- You are treating pain during coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Use of diclofenac sodium during the 1st and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy or breastfeeding has been linked with adverse reactions. Low concentrations of diclofenac sodium are excreted in breast milk, so it should be used with caution when administered to a woman who is breastfeeding.
Driving or operating machinery should be avoided as it can cause dizziness or drowsiness. Do not operate machinery until you know how the drug affects you.
Consult your doctor or health care professional before administering diclofenac sodium.
Administration and Dosage
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise. Usual dosage for pain in adults is typically 37.5mg IV every 6 hours as needed. Maximum dose should not exceed 150mg per day. It is not recommended for pediatric use because safety and efficacy have not been established.
Diclofenac sodium can have many possible interactions with other drugs, such as warfarin, NSAIDs, and diabetes medications.
Consult with your doctor about medications you are taking or existing medical conditions you have before your treatment with diclofenac sodium.
Symptoms of overdose include trouble breathing and passing out. Other symptoms of overdose may include: severe stomach ache, vomiting and nausea. These symptoms have to be reported to the medical health professional. Seek medical help urgently.
Treatment with NSAIDs can cause serious adverse cardiovascular and GI effects. Diclofenac sodium should be used in caution with patients with bowel disorders, lupus, kidney problems, heart problems, liver problems, elderly age, or porphyria.