Diclofenac

Diclofenac tablets belong to a group of medicines called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are used to reduce pain and inflammation.

 

Please note: Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Diclofenac should be co-administered with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) to reduce NSAID-induced gastrointestinal (GI) adverse events.

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In line with national guidelines, Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Naproxen should be co-administered with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) to reduce NSAID-induced gastrointestinal (GI) adverse events. You will need to purchase the recommended proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) medication from Access Doctor for gastric protection to use alongside Naproxen, and if you chose not to, that you are fully aware of the increased gastrointestinal bleeding risks associated with the use of Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

 

Please purchase Diclofenac alongside one of the following proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs):

Omeprazole or Lansoprazole

What is Diclofenac?

Diclofenac Sodium is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for the treatment of inflammation, swelling and pain in the muscles and joints.

The list of conditions that are commonly treated with Diclofenac include:

  • rheumatoid arthritis,
  • osteoarthritis,
  • ankylosing spondylytis
  • gout
  • back pain
  • tooth pain
  • soft tissue injuries

How does Diclofenac work?

Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It works by inhibiting a specific type of prostaglandin that causes inflammation.

How to use Diclofenac

It is important always that before you start using Diclofenac to read the Patient Information Leaflet that comes with the product. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

The dosage of this medication is based on your medical condition, your response to treatment, and other medications that you may be taking, usually up to three times a day with milk, or with water after food.

It is also recommended to use a suitable proton pump inhibitor (PPI) whilst taking Diclofenac to reduce the risks of causing irritation to the stomach lining. and to only use Diclofenac and other NSAID containing drugs for a short period of time and only when required.

Swallow Diclofenac whole, without crushing, breaking or chewing the tablets as it can destroy the coating on the tablet, which can increase its side effects.

If you are using Diclofenac on an “when required” basis, this medicine will work best if taken at the first signs of pain. This medication may not work if you wait until the pain has worsened.

What are the benefits of using Diclofenac?

The main benefit of using Diclofenac is the relief it provides to the symptoms of arthritis, such as pain, a stiffness of the joints, and swelling.

Where can I buy Diclofenac Tablets?

You can buy prescription strength Diclofenac Tablets from Access Doctor, after completing a short online health evaluation. Our prescribers will review your form, and approve the sale once they are happy there are no health or safety concerns.

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