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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Cataflam (Overview)

Cataflam is a pain medication.


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What is the treatment for cataflam (diclofenac) overdose?

What is the treatment for cataflam (diclofenac) overdose?

There is not one: Cataflam (diclofenac) overdose is not a treatable condition. If you still have pills in your stomach, a lavage (rinsing of stomach) or charcoal may be used to remove the pills or/and prevent absorption of the ones left in the stomach. However, there's no specific antidote to counteract the absorbed medication. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
61 doctors shared insights

Cataflam (Overview)

Cataflam is a pain medication.


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Whats cataflam (diclofenac) for?

Whats cataflam (diclofenac) for?

Pain.: Cataflam is the potassium salt5 of diclofenac. It works more rapidly than diclofenac sodium, because it is more quickly absorbed. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

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My doctor prescribed me cataflam (diclofenac) for bad pms. How does this help?

Prostoglandin: It suppresses the release of inflammatory prostoglandings, bioactive ingredients associated with pain in pms. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe to take 4 oral capsules of cataflam 50 mg (diclofenac) per day?

Can you explain if it's safe to take 4 oral capsules of cataflam 50 mg (diclofenac) per day?

See details: That is considered the absolute maximum dose. Why are you taking it in the first place. Cataflam (diclofenac) is not my favorite because of data suggesting an increased cardiac risk and liver inflammation with long term use. ...Read more

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I take dabigatran for atrial fibrillation. Is it dangerous if i take cataflam 50 or voltaren (diclofenac) daily for joint pain?

I take dabigatran for atrial fibrillation. Is it dangerous if i take cataflam 50 or voltaren (diclofenac) daily for joint pain?

Possibly : Dabigatran and NSAID type medications (voltaren (diclofenac) ; cataflam) can increase bleeding risk and nsaids can affect your kidneys with your other medications. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on a mixture of cataflam (diclofenac) and ibuprofen?

Is it possible to overdose on a mixture of cataflam (diclofenac) and ibuprofen?

Do nOt do: These are both mixtures of nsaids and it is best to use one or the other. Using both together can lead to more toxicity without more efficacy. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Diclofenac Sodium (Definition)

Diclofenac is in a class of drugs known as nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Ibuprofen is also in this class. These drugs inhibit enzymes (cox 1 and cox 2) which are important in producing a prostaglandin e1. Prostaglandin e1 is responsible for producing inflammation ...Read more