Diclofenac Oral Tablet 50Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Diclofenac: Oral tablet (50mg)

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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 

What is this Medicine?

DICLOFENAC (dye KLOE fen ak) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, mild to moderate pain, and painful monthly periods.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Cataflam: Oral tablet (50mg)
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*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Diclofenac Potassium 50mg Tablet

NDC: 003782474
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Dysmenorrhea, Mild Pain, Moderate Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Bone Pain, Myalgia, Arthralgia, Headache, Heterotopic Ossification

Storage Information
Protect from moisture
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Diclofenac Potassium 50mg Tablet
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Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: M D5 
Shape: round
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Diclofenac Potassium 50mg Tablet

Heart Failure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Diclofenac Potassium 50mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Diclofenac Potassium 50mg Tablet(Diclofenac Potassium)
Alcohol and Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (systemic)(Diclofenac Potassium)
Side effects from this drug may get worse if you drink alcohol-containing drinks. If you have persistent stomach upset, vomit blood or what looks like coffee grounds, or have black, tarry stools, contact your health care provider immediately. It is best to limit or avoid alcohol containing drinks while taking this drug, even with short term use. Many non-prescription products for headaches, pain, arthritis, or sinus pain contain drugs that may cause stomach problems along with alcohol; closely read labels before taking any medicines with alcohol-containing drinks.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Tobacco and Diclofenac Potassium 50mg Tablet(Diclofenac Potassium)
Tobacco and Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (systemic)(Diclofenac Potassium)
Side effects from Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may get worse if you use tobacco-containing products such as cigarettes. If you have persistent stomach upset, vomit blood or what looks like coffee grounds, or have black, tarry stools, contact your health care provider immediately. Many non-prescription products contain NSAIDs; closely read labels before taking any medicines. Eye or Skin products containing NSAIDs should not interact with tobacco.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Diclofenac Potassium 50mg Tablet(Diclofenac Potassium)
Marijuana and Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (systemic)(Diclofenac Potassium)
Although an interaction is possible, these drugs may be used together. In therory, the actions of Marijuana, Medical may be decreased if you take Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). However, the importance of this interaction is not known. Patients receiving this drug combination may notice decreased euphoria and heart rate.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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