Clofenac

Clofenac

diclofenac

Manufacturer:

Hovid

Distributor:

DCH Auriga - Healthcare
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Diclofenac Na
Indications/Uses
Relief of pain & inflammation in conditions eg, RA, OA, ankylosing spondylitis, acute gout & following some surgical procedures.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Clofenac Adult 75-150 mg daily in divided doses. Childn Juvenile chronic arthritis 1-3 mg/kg body wt/day in divided doses. Clofenac SR 100 mg daily.
Administration
Should be taken with food: Take immediately after meals. Swallow whole, do not chew/crush.
Contraindications
Acute porphyria. Hypersensitivity to aspirin or other NSAIDs. Pregnancy. Acute or suspected peptic ulcer or GI bleeding. Patients w/ bone marrow depression. Pregnancy, lactation.
Special Precautions
History of GI ulceration, haematemesis or melaena; ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, haematological abnormalities or bleeding diathesis. Renal or hepatic impairment; hepatic porphyria.
Adverse Reactions
Dyspepsia, nausea, headache, diarrhoea, epigastric pain, anorexia, flatulence, abdominal cramps, vertigo, dizziness, rash. Rarely, urticaria, liver function disorders, haematological effects.
Drug Interactions
Avoid concomitant use w/ triamterene.
ATC Classification
M01AB05 - diclofenac ; Belongs to the class of acetic acid derivatives and related substances of non-steroidal antiinflammatory and antirheumatic products.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Clofenac SR tab 100 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's
Form
Clofenac enteric-coated tab 50 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's
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