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A 42-year-old female asked:

i just swollowed a cataflam whole then realized it had to be dissolved. is that a problem?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Diclofenac: I know that at least some cataflam should be taken with a full glass of water (& food or milk on the stomach).. If you are taking it in disolvable form - then my guess is that it will disolve as it goes through your body or will passed without being entirely disolved.
Dr. Nellmarie Bodenstein
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No: No, it is not a problem. The cataflam will take longer to start working as it first needs to dissolve before it can be absorbed.

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