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Cataflam® (diclofenac potassium) is a prescription drug used to relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as several other conditions related to pain, inflammation, swelling, or stiffness. The medicine works by inhibiting the certain substances (known as prostaglandins) that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
By blocking the production of prostaglandins, the drug helps reduce 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.
A few of the common side effects of Cataflam include gas, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. If you happen to overdose, seek medical attention immediately. Among the symptoms of an overdose with this drug are bleeding, nausea, vomiting, and excessive sleepiness.
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