Dicoliv-MR (Diclofenac Potassium/Paracetamol/Chlorzoxazone)
What is Dicoliv-MR (Diclofenac Potassium/Paracetamol/Chlorzoxazone) used for?
Dicoliv-MR (Diclofenac Potassium/Paracetamol/Chlorzoxazone) is a combination of non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAID), muscle relaxers, and analgesics. This makes it very useful for treating a wide variety of conditions including arthritis, headaches, cold or flu symptoms, and muscle spasms. It operates by preventing the action of prostaglandins that are responsible for causing the swelling, irritation, redness, and pain associated with injury. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Dicoliv-MR (Diclofenac Potassium/Paracetamol/Chlorzoxazone)?
Follow your physician's instructions when using Dicoliv-MR (Diclofenac Potassium/Paracetamol/Chlorzoxazone) to make sure you are receiving the safest and most effective results. It is normally taken once per day at the indicated dosage, but your dosage and frequency of administration will be determined according to your symptom severity, health condition, and response to previous treatments. Do not self-medicate to prevent causing unexpected problems from misuse or abuse.
When taking your daily doses, swallow tablets whole and unaltered with a full glass of water. These can be taken with or without food, but a snack or meal is recommended before application if you get an upset stomach. Never change the form of the medication to avoid unintentionally destroying it or changing its effects. This includes splitting, chewing, crushing, or dissolving the contents in water as this can disrupt the timing of release. It is also recommended you take the doses at the same times each day to get the most efficient results by keeping a consistent level of medicine in the system at all times.
Attend regular check-ups with your physician to make sure your treatment is having the proper results. This will allow your progress and response to the medicine to be monitored so that necessary changes can be made to your regiment including alterations to your dosage or frequency of application until the best effects occur. Follow these directions and ask your pharmacist or physician if you have any questions about the medicine to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Dicoliv-MR (Diclofenac Potassium/Paracetamol/Chlorzoxazone)?
The use of Dicoliv-MR (Diclofenac Potassium/Paracetamol/Chlorzoxazone) can cause unwanted side effects in some patients. These may be mild or severe and should be discussed with your physician as soon as they appear to make sure the correct response is taken. This can include reducing your dosage or frequency of administration to prevent further complications from occurring. If more serious health problems are indicated, you may also be instructed to seek emergency medical attention.
Side effects that may occur include:
More serious symptoms that require medical attention are:
Dicoliv-MR (Diclofenac Potassium/Paracetamol/Chloroxazone) should not be used in patients who are in the third trimester of pregnancy or who have any allergies to the contents or have had bad reactions to similar treatments, severe heart failure, actively bleeding ulcers, intestinal perforation, or severely reduced liver or kidney function. It is also important to tell your physician if you have any conditions that may cause complications with treatment as reduced doses or frequency of administration may be required. These include if you are elderly or have diabetes, asthma, systemic lupus, inflammatory bowel disease, controlled heart failure, angina, poor circulation, high cholesterol, cerebrovascular disease, porphyrias, or decreased liver or kidney function.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Dicoliv-MR (Diclofenac Potassium/Paracetamol/Chloroxazone). 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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.