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:
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:
FindATopDoc is a trusted resource for patients to find the top doctors in their area. Be visible and accessible with your up to date contact
information, certified patients reviews and online appointment booking functionality.