DICLOFENAC SODIUM Curafen 100 milligrams
Generic Name: DICLOFENAC SODIUM
Brand Name: Curafen
Dosage Strength: 100 milligrams
Dosage Form: Film-Coated Tablet
WHAT IS THE MEDICINE USED FOR?
(Indication) Treatment of RA, ankylosing spondylitis, lumbar pain, OA, tendonitis, cervico-omobrachial syndrome, neuropathic pain, post-op pain, pain following dental surgery, dysmenorrhea & anterior ophthalmia.
HOW MUCH AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU USE THIS MEDICINE?
(Dosage) Adult 100-150 mg daily. Childn >14 yr 75-100 mg daily. Daily dose should be divided into 2-3 doses.Dysmenorrhea Initially 50-100 mg. Max: 200 mg/day. Migraine Initially 50 mg, further dose of 50 mg 4-6 hrly, if necessary. Max: 200 mg/24 hr.
(Contraindications) Asthmatic patients, urticaria, acute rhinitis. Peptic ulcer.
(Precautions) Patients w/ symptoms/history of GI disease, impaired hepatic, cardiac or renal function, porphyria. Periodic liver function & blood counts monitoring. Contains Na disulfite. May impair ability to drive or operate machinery. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn.
(Side Effects) GI disorders eg nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, dyspepsia, flatulence, anorexia; headache, dizziness or vertigo, rash, elevation of SGOT/SGPT.
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