Apo-Diclo (Diclofenac Sodium)
What is Apo-Diclo (Diclofenac Sodium) used for?
Apo-Diclo (Diclofenac Sodium) is an oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribed to treat patients who are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, lower back pain, or pain caused by sprains or strains. The medication operates by blocking the release of substances that cause swelling, pain, and irritation associated with these conditions allowing easier and more comfortable movement. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Apo-Diclo (Diclofenac Sodium)?
Apo-Diclo (Diclofenac Sodium) is normally taken once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your particular directions may differ and will be determined by your physician based on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and can be taken with or without food, but a meal or snack is recommended if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets by chewing, crushing, or splitting them before use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Apo-Diclo (Diclofenac Sodium)?
Some patients using Apo-Diclo (Diclofenac Sodium) have reported experiencing side effects including:
Tell your physician if you experience any symptoms that become worrying or if more serious side effects appear including sensitive skin, cheat pain, irregular heartbeats, vomiting, stiff muscles, severe skin reaction, discolored stools, darkened urine, jaundice, or coughing up a substance resembling coffee grounds. These condition may require emergency medical attention or adjustments to your treatment to prevent further complications from occurring.
Apo-Diclo (Diclofenac Sodium) should not be used to treat patients with an active peptic ulcer, severe heart failure, kidney failure, recurrent ulcers, or those who experience bleeding, ulcers, or severe reactions to aspirin or other NSAID medications. Also inform your physician if you have controlled heart failure, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, a history of allergies, history of asthma, cerebrovascular disease, hypertension, peripheral arterial disease, history of ulcers, porphyrias, systemic lupus, clotting disorders, or if you are a smoker. These conditions may require reduced dosages or other changes to prevent unexpected health problems from occurring during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Apo-Diclo (Diclofenac Sodium). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.