DICLOFENAC Potassium 50MG GRANULES
Category Of Oflam Sachets
Analgesic, Antipyretic & Anti-inflammatory
Mechanism Of Action Of Diclofenac
Diclofenac which belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which works by
Inhibits cyclooxygenase (COX)-1 and COX-2, thereby inhibiting prostaglandin synthesis
May also inhibit neutrophil aggregation/activation, inhibit chemotaxis, decrease proinflammatory cytokine level, and alter lymphocyte activity
Therapeutic Indications Of Oflam Sachets
joint, muscle or tendon pain
attacks of gout; a common form of inflammatory arthritis that is very painful. It usually affects one joint at a time (often the big toe joint).
pain and swelling after surgery
sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures and other injuries
gynecology problems such as period pain.
Inflammation of the bones and joints such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.
Method Of Administration Of Oflam Sachets
Completely dissolve the effervescent tablet in a glass of water.
If any residue remains in the glass after drinking the liquid, add more water to the glass and drink the liquid.
Take with or right after a meal.
The usual dosing is 25 – 50 mg, 2 or 3 times daily.
In mild cases, as well as for long-term treatment, 75mg to 100 mg each day is usually enough.
Do not take more than 150 mg in one day.
For children consult your physician before using Diclofenac
Doses may be changed in special conditions so always follow your doctor's or pharmacist's instructions.
If you take more than you should, talk to a doctor or go to the hospital straight away.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it unless it is nearly time for your next dose.
Do not take a double dose (two doses at the same time) to make up for the forgotten dose.
Undesirable Side Effects Of Oflam Sachets
Stomach pain, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, wind, loss of appetite
Headache, dizziness, vertigo
Skin rash or spots
Raised levels of liver enzymes in the blood.
Fast or irregular heartbeat (palpitations), chest pain, heart disorders, including heart attack or breathlessness.
difficulty breathing when lying down, or swelling of the feet or legs (signs of heart failure), especially if you have been taking a higher dose (150 mg per day) for a long time.
Stomach ulcers or bleeding (there have been very rare reported cases)
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Precautions While Taking Oflam Sachets
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Not preferred especially during the first 3 months
Non-Pharmacological Treatments & Advice To Reduce Pain
A lot of people find relief from gentle massage, and some hospice agencies have volunteers who are trained in massage therapy.
Warnings & Special Precautions While Taking Oflam Sachets
Stop taking the medication and tell your doctor straight away if you notice:
Sudden and crushing chest pain (signs of myocardial infarction or heart attack)
Breathlessness, difficulty breathing when lying down, swelling of the feet or legs (signs of heart failure)
Sudden weakness or numbness in the face, arm or leg especially on one side of the body.
sudden loss or disturbance of vision; sudden difficulty in speaking or ability to understand speech; sudden migraine-like headaches which happen for the first time, with or without disturbed vision. These symptoms can be an early sign of a stroke.
Stomach pain, indigestion, heartburn, wind, nausea (feeling sick) or vomiting (being sick)
Any sign of bleeding in the stomach or intestine, for example, when emptying your bowels,
blood in vomit or black, tarry feces
Allergic reactions can include skin rash, itching, bruising, painful red areas, peeling or blistering
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following:
Medicines to treat diabetes
Anticoagulants (blood-thinning tablets like warfarin)
Diuretics (water tablets)
Lithium (used to treat some mental problems)
Methotrexate (for some inflammatory diseases and some cancers)
Ciclosporin and tacrolimus (used to treat some inflammatory diseases and after transplants)
Trimethoprim (a medicine used to prevent or treat urinary tract infections)
Quinolone antibiotics (for infections)
Any other NSAID or COX-2 (cyclo-oxygenase-2) inhibitor, for example, aspirin or ibuprofen
Cardiac glycosides (for example digoxin), used to treat heart problems
Medicines known as SSRIs used to treat depression
Oral steroids (an anti-inflammatory drug)
Medicines used to treat heart conditions or high blood pressure, for example, beta blockers or ACE inhibitors
Voriconazole (a medicine used to treat fungal infections)
Phenytoin (a medicine used to treat seizures)
Colestipol/cholestyramine (used to lower cholesterol)
Storage Conditions Of Oflam Sachets
store below 30°c
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Store in the original package to protect from moisture.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the box/blisters/label. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.