Diclofenac Drug Information

Diclofenac is a prescription medicine approved for a variety of different uses. Some of the approved uses of this medication include the treatment of pain, migraine headaches, actinic keratosis (a precancerous skin condition), and various types of arthritis. Diclofenac belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which work to reduce inflammation and pain by blocking the production of various inflammatory substances in the body.
It comes in a variety of different forms, including tablets, extended-release tablets, capsules, gel, skin patches, topical solution, and eye drops. The approved uses and specific dosing instructions for the different products vary. For the oral products, it is usually recommended to take diclofenac with food to help prevent stomach upset. However, food may cause this medication to work more slowly.
Before you start taking this drug, be aware of the medicine's specific uses, effects, dosing guidelines, and warnings. If you still have questions after reading this article (or our other articles on this topic), talk to your healthcare provider. He or she knows your situation best.
(Click Diclofenac for more information on this drug, including details on how it works, when and how to take it, and what side effects to look out for during the treatment process.)
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