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Olfen Gel 50Gm

13.85SAR
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1029-ME004

What Diclofenac Sodium is used for:

Diclofenac Sodium is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID):

It can be used to treat:

  • Inflammation of the bones and joints such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, acute gout and ankylosing spondylitis.
  • Back pain.
  • Sprains, strains, sport injuries, dislocations and fractures.
  • Conditions affecting the tendons such as tendonitis.
  • Mild pain.

Do not take Diclofenac Sodium:

  • If you’re allergic to the active substance or any other component of this medicine.
  • If you’re allergic to other non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs including acetylsalicylic acid.
  • If you have or ever had a stomach or duodenal (peptic) ulcer, or bleeding in the digestive tract.
  • If you have had stomach or bowel problems after you have taken other nsaids.
  • If you have severe liver or kidney failure.
  • If you have severe heart problems.
  • If you ever had a stroke, heart attack, or vessels problems.
  • In the last 3 months of pregnancy.

Warnings and precautions:

Talk to your doctor about all your medical conditions before taking this medicine including:

  • If you suffer from any stomach or bowel disorders including ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.
  • If you have kidney or liver problems.
  • If you have a condition called porphyria.
  • If you suffer from any blood or bleeding disorder.
  • If you have a high blood pressure (hypertension).
  • If you have angina, blood clots, or high cholesterol levels.
  • If you have heart problems.
  • If you have diabetes.
  • If you smoke.
  • If you have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).
  • This drug may increase the risk of heart and blood vessel problems.

Possible side effects:

  • Stop using this product and seek immediate medical help if you develop rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Serious side effects:

  • Sudden chest pain and shortness of breath
  • Sudden weakness and numbness, vision loss, difficulty speaking
  • Abdominal pain and very dark stools
  • Allergic reactions
  • If you experience any of these, call your doctor or hospital immediately.

Other medicines and Diclofenac Sodium:

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking, especially:

  • Other nsaids
  • Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin)
  • Corticosteroids
  • Blood thinners such as Warfarin
  • Medicines for diabetes
  • Diuretics (water pills)
  • Lithium for depression
  • Antibiotics
  • Heart and blood pressure medicine
  • Phenytoin
  • Methotrexate


How to take Diclofenac Sodium :

  • Take as indicated by your doctor.
  • Take with or right after a meal.
  • The usual dosing is 25 – 50 mg, 2 or 3 times daily.
  • For children older than 1 year of age, the dose is 1-3 mg/kg/day divided in 2 or 3 doses.

How to store Diclofenac Sodium :

 

  • Store at room temperature below 77°F (25°C).
  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the package.
  • The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
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