What is Diclac used for?
Diclac belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are used to treat pain and inflammation. Diclac relieves symptoms of inflammation, such as swelling and pain and also reduces fever. It has no effect on the cause of inflammation or fever.
Are Diclac painkillers?
Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen and naproxen also belong to this group of painkillers. If you need to take an NSAID long term, your doctor or pharmacist may recommend ibuprofen or naproxen instead of diclofenac.
Is Diclac stronger than ibuprofen?
Diclofenac is considered more potent than ibuprofen and needs to be taken two or three times per day. Ibuprofen often needs to be taken in higher doses to treat pain from arthritis.
What are the side effects of Diclac?
If possible take your tablets with you, so that the doctor can see what you have been taking. The following side effects may happen: vomiting, bleeding in your stomach, diarrhoea, feeling dizzy, ringing in the ears or fits.
Does Diclac make you drowsy?
Usually Diclac does not affect your ability to drive and use machines. However, it may make you feel dizzy, tired, sleepy or have problems with your eyesight. If any of these affect you, do not drive or use machines and contact your doctor immediately.
Can I drink coffee with diclofenac?
“In conclusion, caffeine produces antinociceptive synergism when administered in combination with diclofenac , and this synergism is partially mediated by opioid mechanisms at the central level.”
What does diclofenac do to your heart?
Researchers have identified a widely used pain killer to be linked to an increased risk of heart attack and ischemic stroke… Researchers have found that diclofenac is associated with an increased risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke.