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Short-term treatment in the following acute conditions:
Post-traumatic pain, inflammation and swelling, e.g. due to sprains.
Post-operative pain, inflammation and swelling, e.g. following dental or orthopedic surgery.
Painful and/or inflammatory conditions in gynecology, e.g. primary dysmenorrhea or adnexitis.
Painful syndromes of the vertebral column.
As an adjuvant in severe painful inflammatory infections of the ear, nose or throat, e.g. pharyngotonsillitis, otitis. In keeping with general therapeutic principles, the underlying disease should be treated with basic therapy, as appropriate. Fever alone is not an indication.
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Dosage and administration:
Dose to be individually adjusted. Adverse effects may be minimized by using the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration necessary.
Adults: 50 to 150 mg/day in divided doses (dysmenorrhea and migraine attacks: up to 200 mg/day).
Adolescents over 14 years: (Except in migraine attacks) 75 to 100 mg/day, with maximum daily dose of 150 mg, divided into 2 to 3 separate doses, as applicable.
Special patient populations:
Patients with established heart disease or cardiovascular risk factors should only receive doses up to max. 100 mg daily if treated for more than 4 weeks.
Known hypersensitivity to diclofenac or other excipients.
Active gastric or intestinal ulcer, bleeding or perforation.
Last trimester of pregnancy.
Renal failure (GFR <15 mL/min/1.73m2).
Severe cardiac failure.
Known hypersensitivity to acetylsalicylic acid or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Warnings and precautions:
Caution recommended in patients with symptoms/history of gastrointestinal (GI) disease and in elderly because of the risks of GI bleeding or perforation. To be discontinued if these conditions occur.
Combined use with protective agents to be Diclofenac potassium considered in patients with history of ulcer, elderly and those requiring low dose acetylsalicylic acid.
Caution recommended when used concomitantly with corticosteroids, anticoagulants, anti-platelet agents or SSRIs.
Caution recommended in patients with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.
Caution recommended when used after gastro-intestinal surgery.
Treatment generally not recommended in patients with established heart disease or uncontrolled hypertension. If needed in patients with established heart disease, uncontrolled hypertension or significant cardiovascular risk factors, treat only after careful consideration and with dose adjustment and periodic re-evaluation, especially when treatment continues for more than 4 weeks.
Monitoring of blood counts recommended during prolonged treatment.
Monitoring recommended in patients with defects of haemostasis.
Caution recommended in patients with asthma, seasonal allergic rhinitis or chronic pulmonary diseases.
Special caution recommended for parenteral use in patients with bronchial asthma (INJ only).
Risks of serious allergic reactions. To be discontinued if these conditions occur.
Caution recommended in patients with impaired hepatic function (including porphyria). ?Monitoring of liver function during prolonged treatment.
Beware of severe fluid retention and edema.
Monitoring of renal function recommended in patients with history of hypertension, impaired cardiac or renal function, extracellular volume depletion, the elderly, patients treated with diuretics or drugs that impact renal function.
Caution is indicated in the elderly.
Avoid use with other systemic NSAIDs including COX-2 inhibitors.
May mask signs and symptoms of infection.
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