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Cataflam is a prescription medication that is licensed to treat painful menstrual periods and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It also relieves pain from straining a muscle or inflammation in a tendon, among other causes. The medication comes in tablet form and is available in one strength: 50 mg. A few of the conditions you should let your healthcare provider know about before taking this medication include asthma, congestive heart failure, and stomach ulcers or stomach bleeding (or a history of either condition).

What Is Cataflam?

Cataflam® (diclofenac potassium) is part of a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The prescription medicine is used to reduce pain, inflammation, swelling, and/or stiffness caused by several conditions.

Who Makes Cataflam?

The medication is manufactured by Patheon, Inc. for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

What Is It Used For?

Cataflam has been licensed for the following uses:
  • Pain relief. Cataflam relieves pain caused by straining a muscle or inflammation in a tendon (tendonitis) or bursa (bursitis), as well as pain following a medical procedure.
  • Relief of osteoarthritis symptoms, including pain, stiffness, and swelling.
  • Relief of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.
  • Treatment of painful menstrual periods.
Cataflam is not a cure for the types of arthritis mentioned above, nor does it slow the progression of the disease.
(Click Cataflam Uses for more information on these uses, as well as possible off-label uses for the medication.)
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