Diclofenac reduces pain and inflammation.
Take diclofenac tablets with food and a glass of water.
Swallow the coated and slow release tablets whole.
Dissolve the dispersible tablets in water before taking.
Remove the wrapper before inserting the suppositories into the rectum.
Should an occasional dose be missed it need not be taken later.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with diclofenac including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Stomach pain, coughing or vomiting of blood, black bowel motions
Swollen lips, tongue, throat or face, trouble breathing
Symptoms of liver problems including: yellow skin or eyes, itching, dark urine, pale bowel motions, abdominal pain
Easy/unusual bruising or bleeding
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Swollen feet or legs, short of breath
Bloody or cloudy pee
Ringing in the ears
|Tell your doctor|
Indigestion, nausea, constipation or diarrhoea
Anal irritation with suppository use
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. February 2018
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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