Cataflam® (diclofenac potassium) is a medication used to relieve pain, inflammation, and stiffness caused by a number of conditions. Some specific uses of Cataflam include the treatment of:
- Painful menstrual periods
- Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis
- Pain caused by inflammation or bone, muscle, or tendon injury.
Although the drug is generally well tolerated, it is not suitable for everyone. Before using Cataflam, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on your medical history and a list of your current medications. In particular, let your healthcare provider know if you have problems such as asthma, congestive heart failure, or history of a stroke.
Cataflam comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth. It is important to take the lowest effective dose for the least amount of time in order to treat your condition. This will decrease the chances of developing serious side effects.
(Click Cataflam for more information, including how this prescription drug works, side effects to be aware of, and why it's usually recommended to take this drug with food.)