General Information on Cataflam
Cataflam belongs to a group of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Like other NSAIDs, it works by blocking a specific enzyme known as cyclooxygenase (COX), blocking the production of various inflammatory substances in the body.
By blocking the effects of prostaglandins, Cataflam is useful at reducing fever and pain related to a number of conditions. This includes pain and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis and other diseases; and pain related to inflammation or bone, muscle, or tendon injury.
Some general considerations for when and how to take Cataflam include:
- The medication comes in a tablet form that is taken by mouth.
- It is usually recommended to take NSAIDs (like Cataflam) with food to help prevent stomach upset. However, food may cause this medication to work more slowly.
- For the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, it may take Cataflam several weeks to begin working to its full potential.
- 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 serious side effects occurring.
- It should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level of medicine in your blood.
- For Cataflam to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed.
The dose of Cataflam that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- The medical condition being treated
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be currently taking.
As with any medication, do not adjust your Cataflam dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Cataflam Dosage for more information.)