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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. Stephen Scholand
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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


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Can a person get a high off cataflam (diclofenac)?

Can a person get a high off cataflam (diclofenac)?

No: Cataflam (diclofenac) is a non-steroidal antiinflammatory medication w/out known abusive/dependence properties. It is unknown to cause any pleasurable effects as it doesn't affect the respective centers of the brain. ...Read more

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Can a person get high off of cataflam (diclofenac)?

Can a person get high off of cataflam (diclofenac)?

Not really.: It does cross the blood brain barrier, and in older patients may cause hallucinations. However, the vast majority, if a CNS issue is noted, it is lightheadedness. I have neverheard of it being a euphoriant. ...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?

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 took 20 tablets of 50mg cataflam (diclofenac) 9 hours ago(immediately regretted it) but u feel fine, will i be ok?

Seek help: Please seek help immediately , you can develop serious problems with your stomach and kidneys with that large a dose. Please also seek counseling and get help for how you are feeling. ...Read more

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

Yes.: You can overdose on Cataflam alone with serious problems, primarily renal and liver. Since I do not know what "other things" are, can't comment any further. Cataflam is the potassium salt of diclofenac. ...Read more

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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

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What is the definition or description of: Cataflam (diclofenac) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Cataflam (diclofenac) allergy?

Cataflam allergy: Cataflam (diclofenac) is a nonsteroidal anti-Inflammatory drug. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www.drugs.com/cataflam.html ...Read more

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Right Deltoid pain, slightly stiff neck. Haven't done hard physical work. Can I take Cataflam (diclofenac) and Pamando together? How much can I take?

Right Deltoid pain, slightly stiff neck. Haven't done hard physical work. Can I take Cataflam (diclofenac) and Pamando together? How much can I take?

Need more info: These symptoms could be the "tip" of the iceberg. In medicine we don't treat the symptoms of the disease, we treat the cause. Please see your M.D. or D.O. to diagnose the cause of your discomfort. Can't recommend your taking any medication without a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How should I treat an inflamed posterior tibial tendon besides taking cataflam (diclofenac) and ice?

How should I treat an inflamed posterior tibial tendon besides taking cataflam (diclofenac) and ice?

CAM boot: An inflamed pt tendon, you must rest it, ice it, and very importantly compress it with an cam or medical boot. And finally elevate. If symptoms still persist then you should go see your foot and ankle specialist and get an x-ray or us. ...Read more

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Hi, I took Cataflam(dioclofenac) 10 hours ago. Can I drink alcohol? I've read that it should be out of my system by now. Thank you!

Hi, I took Cataflam(dioclofenac) 10 hours ago. Can I drink alcohol? I've read that it should be out of my system by now. Thank you!

Probably OK, but...: Diclofenac's half life (time for 1/2 to leave your system) is 1.5 hours. Thus at 10 hours out, only about 1/12th of the dose would still be in your system. Thus , you're probably safe in terms of the mixing of alcohol and an NSAID. That being said, the cumulative effect of NSAIDs and Alcohol on your GI tract is another issue altogether. Watch for symptoms of gastritis, burning aching pain... ...Read more

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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

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Cataflam (Definition)

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