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a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used systemically 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.
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A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, C14H11Cl2 NO2, used in the form of its potassium salt to treat pain.
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A 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.
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antiinflammatory drug 

A drug which inhibits or suppresses most inflammatory responses of an allergic, bacterial, traumatic or anaphylactic origin, as well as being immunosuppressant. They include the corticosteroids (e.g. betamethasone, dexamethasone, fluorometholone, hydrocortisone acetate, loteprednol etabonate, prednisolone, rimexolone, triamcinolone). They are sometimes combined with an antibiotic drug (e.g. betamethasone combined with neomycin or sulfacetamide, dexamethasone combined with neomycin or polymyxin B). Corticosteroids have side effects, such as enhancing the activity of herpes simplex virus, fungal overgrowth, raising intraocular pressure or cataract formation.There are other antiinflammatory drugs that are non-steroidal (NSAID) and have little toxicity. They act mainly by blocking prostaglandin synthesis. These include diclofenac sodium, flurbiprofen sodium, indomethacin, ketorolac, nepafenac and oxyphenbutazone. See immunosuppressants; steroid.
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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.

A. Dear brwnis65, I have been on Diclofenac Sodium 75mg EC 2 a day, for about 2 years now. I have a bad back and arthuritis. What works for me is taking it at night AFTER my evening meal. I also take Prilosec in the morning to help with my reflux problem. I have had no problems with the Diclofenac and my stomach. Make sure you drink a full glass of water when you swallow your pill. Good Luck. egglady1955

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Morten Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D., from Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, and colleagues examined the cardiovascular risks of diclofenac initiation versus initiation of other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, initiation of acetaminophen, and no initiation using data from a series of 252 nationwide cohort studies.
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