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diclofenac/di·clo·fen·ac/ (di-klo´fen-ak) a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used as the potassium or sodium salt in the treatment of rheumatic and nonrheumatic inflammatory conditions, and as the potassium salt to relieve pain and dysmenorrhea; also applied topically to the conjunctiva as the sodium salt to reduce ocular inflammation or photophobia after certain kinds of surgery and to the skin to treat actinic keratoses.
diclofenacA non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used in the treatment of RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS and other painful conditions. Brand names are Dicloflex, Diclomax, Motifene, Volraman, Volsaid Retard and Voltarol.
n brand names: Cataflam, Voltaren;
drug class: nonsteroidal antiinflammatory;
action: inhibits prostaglandin synthesis;
uses: acute and chronic rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis.
Patient discussion about diclofenac
Q. HELP...has anyone taken Diclofenac? And did you have any side affects? My boyfriend has started this medication and it is messing with his stomach which we know is a side affect BUT we are wondering if it will get better as his body adjust to it or will it always be this way. THANKS FOR ANY HELP! He is taking for inflamation and back pain.