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Diclofenac

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Diclofenac Potassium 50mg Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: M D5 
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Diclofenac Potassium 50mg Tab
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: GG 977 
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Diclofenac Potassium 50mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93 948 
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Overview Information on Diclofenac

Pharmacist Tip
If you are having coronary artery bypass graft surgery, you should not take diclofenac before or immediately after your procedure.     
Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID. Diclofenac is a medicine doctors prescribe to relieve signs and symptoms of inflammation. When you have inflammation, you can have pain and swelling, feel heat, or see redness to the affected area. Your doctor may have given you diclofenac to treat different types of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis (a type of arthritis that affects the spine). The way that diclofenac works is not completely understood, but it is believed that diclofenac blocks a substance in the body that causes pain, fever, and swelling.

In addition to arthritis, doctors may also prescribe diclofenac tablets to treat patients with other types of pain, such as painful menstrual cramps. There is form of diclofenac that comes as eye drops. It is used to treat pain and inflammation after eye surgery.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013
Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID. Diclofenac is a medicine doctors prescribe to relieve signs and symptoms of inflammation. When you have inflammation, you can have pain and swelling, feel heat, or see redness to the affected area. Your doctor may have given you diclofenac to treat different types of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis (a type of arthritis that affects the spine). The way that diclofenac works is not completely understood, but it is believed that diclofenac blocks a substance in the body that causes pain, fever, and swelling.

In addition to arthritis, doctors may also prescribe diclofenac tablets to treat patients with other types of pain, such as painful menstrual cramps. There is form of diclofenac that comes as eye drops. It is used to treat pain and inflammation after eye surgery.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013