Diclofenac Effects

Diclofenac is a pain reliever that belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It comes in many different forms and is approved for treating several different conditions, including:
 
The effects of diclofenac are similar to other NSAIDs. Like other NSAIDs, diclofenac works by blocking a specific enzyme known as cyclooxygenase (COX), inhibiting the production of various inflammatory substances in the body. This action helps to treat pain and inflammation but also seems to help treat seemingly unrelated conditions (such as actinic keratosis).
 
(Click Diclofenac for more information about the specific effects of this drug, to find out what side effects may occur with diclofenac, and for general dosing guidelines.)
 
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