Diclohexal (Diclofenac Sodium)
What is Diclohexal (Diclofenac Sodium) used for?
Diclohexal (Diclofenac Sodium) is used for the treatment of pain and inflammation occurring as a result of conditions such as arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. This drug is in a class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is effective in treating these symptoms by helping to decrease the amount of certain substances in the body which cause inflammation. This drug may be used to treat other conditions as well.
How should I use Diclohexal (Diclofenac Sodium)?
Diclohexal (Diclofenac Sodium) tablets should be taken orally, with a full glass of water. Patients should note that the exact dosage prescribed to each patient varies, depending on the severity of the condition being treated. Patients are advised to consult their physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed. It can take up to 2 weeks for the full effects and benefits of this drug to be noticed.
What are the side effects of Diclohexal (Diclofenac Sodium)?
Diclohexal (Diclofenac Sodium) may cause side effects, such as:
Patients should immediately consult their physician if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if any more serious side effects are noticed, such as severe chest pain, loss of breath, bloody stools, weight gain, persistent nausea, yellowing of the eyes or skin, or signs of fever.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Diclohexal (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, 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.