1 Diclofenac (Intravenous Route): A Summary

Brand: Dyloject

Generic: Diclofenac (Intravenous Route)

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Diclofenac injection is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used for the treatment in adults with mild to moderate pain.

This drug is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of your healthcare professional.

2 What to Know Before Using

Before taking this drug, the risks and benefits for your body should be discussed with your healthcare provider.

Inform your healthcare provider for any allergic reactions to these drugs or any other drugs, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.

Carefully read the label of non-prescription drugs for any possible allergic reaction or contraindications.

Studies in children regarding the relationship of age to the effects of diclofenac injection have not been performed while safety and efficacy have not been established.

Studies in the elderly have not demonstrated any geriatric-specific problems that would limit the utility of diclofenac injection.

Adjustments in the dose of the elderly may be required since they are more likely to have age-related kidney or stomach problems.

Adverse effects have been reported in animal studies but studies in pregnant women or animals are still inadequate. Infant risk is still undetermined when using this drug during breastfeeding.

Discuss with your healthcare professional about the potential risks and benefits of taking this drug while breastfeeding.

Drugs should not be taken together to prevent any interactions but in necessary cases inquire your healthcare provider regarding the adjustments in dosage or any other necessary precautions to prevent any unwanted side effects.

Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription and nonprescription drugs.

Intake of specific food or using alcohol or tobacco with this drug is associated with an increased risk of certain side effects.

Your healthcare professional can give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Inform your healthcare provider for any other medical problems such as:

3 Proper Usage

A trained healthcare professional will be the one to give you this drug in a hospital.

This drug is administered intravenously through a needle placed in one of your veins.

4 Precautions to Take

Regular visits should be made to your healthcare provider to track your progress and to monitor the effectiveness of the drug. Unwanted effects can be screened using blood and urine tests.

This drug may raise your risk of having a heart attack or stroke especially in people who already have heart disease or with prolonged use.

This drug may cause bleeding in your stomach or intestines which can happen without warning signs.

This is more likely if you have had a stomach ulcer in the past, if you smoke or drink alcohol regularly, are over 60 years of age, are in poor health, or are using certain drugs.

Check with your healthcare professional immediately if you have any symptoms of liver problems including:

  • dark-colored urine
  • pale stools
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • loss of appetite
  • pain in your upper stomach
  • yellowing of your skin
  • the whites of your eyes

Seek immediate medical attention if you have symptoms of anaphylaxis such as:

  • fast or irregular breathing
  • gasping for breath
  • fainting
  • changes in the color of the skin of the face
  • very fast but irregular heartbeat or pulse
  • hive-like swellings on the skin
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes

Tell your healthcare professional immediately if you have symptoms of skin problems such as blistering, peeling, loosening of the skin, red skin lesions, sores or ulcers on the skin, or fever or chills.

Notify your healthcare professional if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant before using this drug. Using this drug late in pregnancy can harm your unborn baby.

Do not use this drug during the latter part of a pregnancy unless your healthcare professional tells you to.

Check with your healthcare professional before you take any other prescription or nonprescription drugs, and herbal or vitamin supplements.

5 Potential Side Effects

Side effects may vary for each individual and prompt medical attention should be given if they occur.

Seek advice from your healthcare professional immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms such as:

  • abdominal or stomach pain
  • cramping or burning
  • bloody or black, tarry stools
  • bloody urine
  • decreased frequency or amount of urine
  • diarrhea
  • heartburn or indigestion
  • increased thirst
  • loss of appetite
  • lower back or side pain
  • nausea or vomiting
  • severe stomach pain
  • swelling of the face, fingers or lower legs
  • trouble breathing
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  • weight gain
  • blistering, peeling or loosening of the┬áskin
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • confusion
  • the difficulty with speaking
  • double vision
  • fever or chills
  • headache
  • inability to move the arms, legs or facial muscles
  • inability to speak
  • pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back or neck
  • red skin lesions
  • slow speech
  • sores or ulcers on the┬áskin
  • sweating

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the drug, the side effects will slowly disappear.

Ask your healthcare professional about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

If any of the following side effects persists or are inconvenient, or if you notice any other effects, or if you have any questions about them, consult with your health care professional.

Report any side effects to the FDA hotline at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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