Dicloftil vs Ibuprofen drug interactions
Dicloftil may have serious interaction with following drugs:
· aspirin/citric acid/sodium bicarbonate
Ibuprofen may have serious interaction with following drugs:
What other drugs will affect Dicloftil?
Ask your doctor before using Dicloftil if you take an antidepressant such as citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine, paroxetine, sertraline (Zoloft), trazodone, or vilazodone. Taking any of these medicines with an NSAID may cause you to bruise or bleed easily.
Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially:
a blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven);
heart or blood pressure medication, including a diuretic or "water pill";
other forms of Dicloftil (Flector, Pennsaid, Solaraze, Voltaren Gel);
other NSAIDs - aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib (Celebrex), indomethacin, meloxicam, and others; or
steroid medicine (prednisone and others).
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with Dicloftil, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Based on available data, Dicloftil may be present in human milk. The developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered along with the mother’s clinical need for VOLTAREN and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed infant from the VOLTAREN or from the underlying maternal condition.
One woman treated orally with a Dicloftil salt, 150 mg/day, had a milk Dicloftil level of 100 mcg/L, equivalent to an infant dose of about 0.03 mg/kg/day. Dicloftil was not detectable in breast milk in 12 women using Dicloftil (after either 100 mg/day orally for 7 days or a single 50 mg intramuscular dose administered in the immediate postpartum period).
Common side effects
Common side effects of Dicloftil tablets, capsules and suppositories happen in more than 1 in 100 people.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if these side effects bother you or don't go away:
- feeling dizzy or vertigo
- stomach ache, wind or loss of appetite
- feeling sick (nausea)
- being sick (vomiting) or diarrhoea
- mild rash
You're less likely to have side effects with Dicloftil gel or plasters. This is because not as much of the medicine gets into your body. But you may still get the same side effects, especially if you use a lot on a large area of skin.
In addition, using Dicloftil gel or plasters can affect your skin. It can make your skin:
- more sensitive to sunlight than normal
- develop a rash where the gel or plaster has been applied
- dry or irritated (eczema)
- itchy or inflamed (dermatitis)
Dicloftil has two black-box warnings:
- Dicloftil can increase the risk of heart trouble and has been linked to heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots — all of which can be deadly. Get emergency medical help right away if you experience signs of stroke or heart problems, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, changes in speech, or other unusual symptoms.
- Dicloftil can damage the lining of your stomach, putting you at risk for stomach ulcers and heartburn. Tell your doctor if you have stomach pain, nausea, or black or tarry stools.
If you are about to have heart surgery, especially a procedure called coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), you should not take Dicloftil.
If you suffer from a condition known as the “aspirin triad,” where you have allergic reactions to aspirin or other NSAIDs and develop polyps or growths in the nose, you should not take Dicloftil.
You should also be careful taking Dicloftil and first speak to your doctor if you:
- Have ever had asthma or a strong allergic reaction, such as hives, to aspirin or other NSAIDs
- Congestive heart failure (CHF), recent heart attack, or high blood pressure
- Have a tendency to retain fluid
- Have a bleeding ulcer
- Smoke or are a heavy drinker
- Kidney or liver problems
- Any condition that includes abnormal activity of the bone marrow
- Any bleeding disorders, including poor clotting or blood cell abnormalities
Do not take Dicloftil if you are allergic to it or any of its inactive ingredients.
Suppositories are medicine that you push gently into your back passage (anus).
- Go to the toilet beforehand if you need to.
- Wash your hands before and after using the medicine. Also clean around your back passage with mild soap and water, rinse and pat dry.
- Unwrap the suppository.
- Gently push the suppository into your back passage (anus) with the pointed end first. It needs to go in about 3 centimetres (1 inch).
- Sit or lie still for about 15 minutes. The suppository will melt inside your back passage. This is normal.
Rated Dicloftil for Pain Report
Long term chronic end of spine and spreading pain. When MD operscribed this med, years ago, I swore it made me feel 25 yrs. again, and energetic! Still taking, always with food. Gradually, thru the years, my blood pressure has risen, especially Systolic (upper). Works for pain better than opioid pain meds. Many doctors fear it, have tried other meds on the NSAIDs list. always go back to this for pain relief. Older medication, and price reasonable! So far, so good at 89 years. Hope it helps until I leave this earth!
What is Dicloftil?
Dicloftil is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This medicine works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation.
Dicloftil is used to treat mild to moderate pain, or signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Voltaren is also indicated for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis.The Cataflam brand of this medicine is also used to treat menstrual cramps.
Dicloftil powder (Cambia) is used to treat a migraine headache attack. Cambia will only treat a headache that has already begun. It will not prevent headaches or reduce the number of attacks.
Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. The table below contains some of the most common ones associated with Dicloftil. You will find a full list in the manufacturer's information leaflet supplied with your medicine. The unwanted effects often improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following continue or become troublesome.