Is Dicloftal safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
It is not known whether Dicloftal is excreted in breast milk.
Rated Dicloftal for Pain Report
I have had Golfers Elbow for 2 years and it does not seem to be healing. If I take a 50mg Dicloftal at bed time, the next morning the pain is gone for the day and I can play golf pain free. It also seems to help keeping the once weekly golf from making it worse.
Elderly patients, compared to younger patients, are at greater risk for NSAID-associated serious cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and/or renal adverse reactions. If the anticipated benefit for the elderly patient outweighs these potential risks, start dosing at the low end of the dosing range, and monitor patients for adverse effects (see WARNINGS; Cardiovascular Thrombotic Events, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Ulceration, and Perforation, Hepatotoxicity, Renal Toxicity and Hyperkalemia, PRECAUTIONS; Laboratory Monitoring ).
Dicloftal is known to be substantially excreted by the kidney, and the risk of adverse reactions to this drug may be greater in patients with impaired renal function. Because elderly patients are more likely to have decreased renal function, care should be taken in dose selection, and it may be useful to monitor renal function (See CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY, ADVERSE REACTIONS).
Q: I take Dicloftal 50 mg, 1 daily, for arthritis pain and it eliminates the pain but causes severe constipation. I have tried Celebrex and Aleve, but they do not relieve the pain. Do you have any suggestions?
A: Your question regards problems with constipation while using Dicloftal (Cataflam). //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/Dicloftal. constipation is one of the listed possible side effects for Dicloftal. Dicloftal is an NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, and there are many medications available in this class of medications. Sometimes one medication will work better than a different medication or have fewer side effects. Please talk to your health care provider regarding trying a different medication to treat your arthritis pain. You can also find helpful information on arthritis at //www.everydayhealth.com/arthritis/arthritis-treatment-know-your-options.aspx As always, talk to your health care provider regarding your concerns with your medications. Jen Marsico, RPh
What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Dicloftal?
Side effects associated with use of Dicloftal, include the following:
This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.
Dicloftal sodium administered to male and female rats at 4 mg/kg/day (approximately 0.2 times the MRHD based on BSA comparison) did not affect fertility.
Based on the mechanism of action, the use of prostaglandin-mediated NSAIDs, including VOLTAREN, may delay or prevent rupture of ovarian follicles, which has been associated with reversible infertility in some women. Published animal studies have shown that administration of prostaglandin synthesis inhibitors has the potential to disrupt prostaglandin-mediated follicular rupture required for ovulation. Small studies in women treated with NSAIDs have also shown a reversible delay in ovulation. Consider withdrawal of NSAIDs, including VOLTAREN, in women who have difficulties conceiving or who are undergoing investigation of infertility.
Q: Arthrotrec is known for weight gain due to fluid retention and renal difficulties. Should I consult a doctor for a diuretic to lose excess fluid weight?
A: Arthrotec is a combination of Dicloftal and misoprostol. Dicloftal belongs to the group of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) and has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. Misoprostol is a gastrointestinal protective agent that is used in combination with NSAIDs to reduce the risk of stomach or intestinal ulcers. Arthrotec is used for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in patients who are at high risk of developing a stomach or intestinal ulcer with NSAID therapy. Patients who have had a stomach ulcer or gastrointestinal bleeding are at 10 times greater risk of having gastrointestinal bleeding when taking a NSAID. Other factors that increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding in patients taking NSAIDs include use of oral corticosteroids or blood thinners, longer duration of NSAID therapy, smoking, use of alcohol, older age, and poor general health status. The most common side effects of Arthrotec are abdominal pain, diarrhea, upset stomach, nausea, and gas. Arthrotec, like other NSAIDs, can cause heart, kidney, and/or liver problems. Patients should be aware of the signs and symptoms of these possible conditions, including chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness, slurring of speech, swelling, unexplained weight gain, nausea, fatigue, itching, yellowing of the skin or eyes, or right upper quadrant tenderness. If you develop these signs or symptoms, please consult with your health care provider for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. Michelle McDermott, PharmD
By Frieda Wiley, PharmD, CGP, RPh | Medically Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD
Latest Update: 2015-01-14 Copyright © 2014 Everyday Health Media, LLC
Rated Dicloftal for Moderate Pain Report
Cause swelling itching hives breathing problems severe upset stomach throwing up dizziness diarrhea I had to take Benadryl I thought I was going to have to go to the ER never never again this drug for me the interactions or not good
What is Dicloftal, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Dicloftal belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that are used for the treatment of mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation. Other members of this class include ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), nabumetone (Relafen), naproxen (Aleve) and several others. NSAIDs work by reducing the production of prostaglandins, chemicals that cause pain, fever and inflammation. NSAIDs block the enzyme that makes prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase), resulting in lower production of prostaglandins. As a consequence, inflammation, pain and fever are reduced. Since the response to different NSAIDs varies from patient to patient, it is not unusual for a doctor to try different NSAIDs for any given condition. The FDA approved Dicloftal in July 1998.
Rated Dicloftal for Pain Report
Took 100mg ER. Almost immediately took away the discomfort with my bursitis but the stomach upset was all day. Maybe a lower dose
Important: if you experience any of the following less common but more serious symptoms, stop taking Dicloftal and contact your doctor for advice straightaway:
- If you have any breathing difficulties such as wheeze or breathlessness.
- If you have any signs of an allergic reaction such as swelling around your mouth or face, or a severe itchy skin rash.
- If you pass blood or black stools, bring up (vomit) blood, or have severe tummy (abdominal) pains.
If you experience any other symptoms which you think may be due to Dicloftal, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.
Dicloftal interacts with many different drugs. It’s always important to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of the treatments you are taking.
This includes not only all of your prescription and over-the-counter medicines, but also products that may not seem like medication, such as: vitamins and other dietary supplements (nutritional shakes, protein powders, etc.), and herbals along with any legal or illegal recreational drugs.
You should not take Dicloftal if you are taking the following drugs:
- Apixaban (Eliquis)
- Elvitegravir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir (Stirbild)
- Ketorolac nasal spray (Sprix)
- Methotrexate (Trexall)
- Premetrexed (Alimta)
- Pirfinidone (Esbriet)
If you are taking any of the following, talk to your doctor about drug options other than Dicloftal:
- Blood thinners, such as fondaparinux (Arixtra), dabigatran (Pradaxa) warfarin (Jantoven, Coumadin) or heparin
- Antidepressants, such as citalopram (Celexa), paroxetine (Paxil), or escitalopram (Lexapro)
- Water pills, such as hydrochlorothiazide (Esidrix, Microzide), chorthalidone (Thalitone), or chlorothiazide (Diuril)
- Beta blockers, such as acebutolol (Sectral), bisoprolol ( Zebeta), atenolol (Tenormin), esmolol (Brevibloc), or carvedilol (Coreg)
- Other NSAIDS, including: celecoxib (Celebrex), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), meloxicam (Mobic), nabumetone (Relafen), or etodolac (Lodine)
- Diabetes medications called sulfonylureas, such as glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Micronase, Glynase), and glipizide (Glucotrol)