Apo-Diclo EC (Diclofenac Sodium)
What is Apo-Diclo EC (Diclofenac Sodium) used for?
Apo-Diclo EC (Diclofenac Sodium) is an effective anti inflammatory drug, known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to help reduce substances in the body that cause inflammation. It is useful in the treatment the pain and inflammation caused by ankylosing spondylitis and arthritis. This drug is useful in reducing the symptoms of arthritis, which in turn may help patients in their everyday life. This drug may also be used to treat other conditions.
How should I use Apo-Diclo EC (Diclofenac Sodium)?
Apo-Diclo EC (Diclofenac Sodium) tablets are swallowed whole with a glass of water. Patients should note that the exact dosage required can vary, depending on the specific condition being treated. You should always consult your physician before taking this drug so that the correct dosage can be prescribed. It is important to note that this drug may take up to 2 weeks in order for the full benefits to be noticed.
What are the side effects of Apo-Diclo EC (Diclofenac Sodium)?
Patients should note that Apo-Diclo EC (Diclofenac Sodium) may cause some side effects to occur, such as:
Patients who notice weight gain, swelling of the limbs, changes in hearing, changes in frequency of urination or a stiff neck should consult their physician immediately.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Apo-Diclo EC (Diclofenac Sodium). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially high blood pressure, kidney disease or asthma, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.