Ultrafen

Ultrafen

diclofenac

Manufacturer:

Beximco Pharma

Distributor:

Pharmatech Resources
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Diclofenac
Indications/Uses
RA, OA, lower back pain & other acute musculoskeletal disorders eg, frozen shoulder, tendinitis, teno-synovitis, bursitis, sprain, strain & dislocation, ankylosing spondylitis, acute gout, pain in orthopaedics, dental & other minor surgery.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult 75-150 mg daily in divided doses. Childn 1-3 mg/kg body wt in divided doses.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Asthmatic patient & in whom attacks of asthma, urticaria or acute rhinitis are precipitated by aspirin or other NSAIDs. Established CV disease (CHF, established ischemic heart disease, peripheral arterial disease) or uncontrolled HTN at high dose (150 mg/day) use for >4 wk.
Special Precautions
History of peptic ulcer, hematemesis, melena, bleeding diathesis or w/ severe hepatic or renal insufficiency. Discontinue use if abnormal liver function tests persist or worsen, clinical signs & symptoms consistent w/ liver disease develop or eosinophilia, rash occur. Hepatic porphyria. Increased risk of serious CV thrombotic events (MI & stroke) in high dose or long-term treatment. Periodically re-evaluate patient's need for symptomatic relief & response to therapy especially when treatment continues for >4 wk. Remain alert for sign & symptoms of serious arteriothrombotic events (eg, chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness, slurring of speech). Pregnancy.
Adverse Reactions
Epigastric pain, nausea, diarrhea, headache & slight dizziness; skin rash, peripheral edema, abnormalities of serum transaminase.
Drug Interactions
Increased plasma conc of lithium & digoxin. May potentiate effects of K-sparing diuretic. May increase methotrexate plasma levels & toxicity. May lower salicylate conc & vice versa.
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
Ultrafen supp 12.5 mg
Packing/Price
10's
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