Cataflam Precautions and Warnings
Among the people who should not take Cataflam are those who are having or have recently had open heart surgery and those who are allergic to Cataflam or any of its inactive ingredients. A few of the conditions you should let your healthcare provider know about before you take Cataflam include diabetes, asthma, and liver disease or failure. Some other precautions and warnings with Cataflam involve the safety of taking the medicine if you drink alcohol frequently, are pregnant, or have high blood pressure.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Cataflam® (diclofenac potassium) if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Bleeding problems (or if you are taking a medicine that decreases the ability of your blood to clot)
- Stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding, or a history of either condition
- Any allergies to medicines, including aspirin or other NSAID pain medicines.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol frequently
- Have recently had heart surgery.
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.