Diclofenac is able to stop pain and inflammation without a side effect on the body. This is one of the best non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs. It is used during various forms of the painful syndrome including:
- Traumas and soft tissue bruise
- Inflammatory degenerative diseases of musculoskeletal system accompanied by acute/prolonged pain (low back pain, osteoarthritis, arthritis, etc.)
- gouty arthritis
- Neurology/Myalgia, etc.
The oral use of Diclofenac provides a light anti-fever effect. This effect is better achieved during the local use of the drug. In this case, the inflammation is reduced and negative symptoms disappear.
It is rather easy to stop pain and inflammation. It is necessary to reduce a number of prostaglandins, biologically active ingredients which are inflammation mediators. When any initiating agent appears, the body begins to synthesize prostaglandins which are located in those bad places and alarm about abnormities in the body. Diclofenac blocks the work of enzymes which are produced by prostaglandins due to which the negative symptoms are reduced.
In what dose is Diclofenac used?
A dose of Diclofenac depends on patient’s age, body weight, causes and severity of the painful syndrome, and also relevant diseases. Doctors usually prescribe a standard scheme of Diclofenac use in tablets and follow for the body reaction.
A standard dose of Diclofenac is 50 mg 2-3 times per day for the treatment of pain and inflammation. The everyday dose of Diclofenac may be increased up to 200 mg but only during severe forms of the painful syndrome and for a short period.
The Diclofenac tablets should be used for a minimal period. As soon as you noticed the improvement of the disease symptoms, it is necessary to lower the daily dose or completely refuse from the use of Diclofenac.
If traumas, injuries, neuralgia, arthritis and some other diseases, it is reasonable to use Diclofenac gel. By means of the local application of the drug, it does not penetrate into the blood but provides the same pain-relieving effect. Due to this, the dose frequency of Diclofenac in tablets may be reduced.
- Do not take Diclofenac during the acute state of the gastric ulcer and duodenum ulcer, gastritis, disorders of hematosis, and severe diseases of kidneys and/or liver
- To reduce the action of the tablets of Diclofenac on the organs of the gastro-intestinal tract, it is necessary to use the additional medicines covering the mucous and protecting it from the bad action
- If you have chronic diseases of the cardiovascular system, a cardiologist should periodically examine you during a long-term use of Diclofenac
A long-term use of Diclofenac often causes side effects in the gastro-intestinal tract: diarrhea, bloating, vomiting, heartburning, and stomachache. Dizziness, sleep disorder or lack of energy appear seldom.
Using low doses of Diclofenac within a short period, the side effects are absent in most patients.