Premature Closure Of Fetal Ductus Arteriosus
Inflaforte may cause premature closure of the fetal ductus arteriosus. Avoid use of NSAIDs, including VOLTAREN, in pregnant women starting at 30 weeks of gestation (third trimester) (see PRECAUTIONS; Pregnancy).
Q: Which is preferred for toothache Inflaforte sodium or potassium?
A: Voltaren, Cataflam (Inflaforte) (///www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/Inflaforte) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that works on substances in the brain that normally cause pain and inflammation. Inflaforte can be used for headaches, toothaches, and joint pain associated with arthritis. Inflaforte is available in a potassium and sodium salt form. Both forms are effective but the doctor needs to determine which drug is more effective for your condition. (//www.everydayhealth.com/pain-management/pain-treatment.aspx). When your doctor prescribes a new medication, be sure to discuss all your prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs, including dietary supplements, vitamins, botanicals, minerals and herbals, as well as foods you eat. Always keep a current list of the drugs and supplements you take and review it with your health care providers and your pharmacist. If possible, use one pharmacy for all your prescriptions and over-the-counter products. This allows your pharmacist to keep a complete record of all your prescription drugs and advise you about drug interactions and side effects. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. Kimberly Hotz, PharmD
Pregnancy and Inflaforte
Because risk of damage to the unborn child varies during pregnancy, Inflaforte falls under two FDA pregnancy categories:
- In the first 29 weeks of pregnancy, Inflaforte has a category C rating: There is a risk of harm to the fetus, but it has not yet been confirmed in humans.
- During or after the 30th week of pregnancy, Inflaforte has a category D rating: In this case, the drug can cause a birth defect by causing a major artery to close that nourishes the baby’s heart. So you should only take Inflaforte if there are no other safer options available.
Regardless, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before taking this medication.
You should also alert your physician if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Inflaforte is found in breast milk, and mothers should avoid taking this drug while nursing.
Q: What kind of over the counter pain relievers can I take with Inflaforte?
A: Inflaforte belongs to the class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs. The use of Inflaforte with over-the-counter pain relievers would generally be limited to acetaminophen (Tylenol and others). All other over-the-counter pain relievers contain aspirin or other NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen. The use of multiple NSAIDs is not generally recommended because of the potential for increased side effects, such as gastrointestinal upset and bleeding. Michelle McDermott, PharmD
Inflaforte is a commonly used nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) used for the therapy of chronic forms of arthritis and mild-to-moderate acute pain. Therapy with Inflaforte in full doses is frequently associated with mild serum aminotransferase elevations and, in rare instances, can lead to serious clinically apparent, acute or chronic liver disease.
Taking digoxin with Inflaforte can lead to increased levels of digoxin in your body and increased side effects. Your doctor may monitor your digoxin levels closely.
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This drug comes with several warnings.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of VOLTAREN ® (Inflaforte sodium enteric-coated tablets) and other treatment options before deciding to use VOLTAREN. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals (see WARNINGS; Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Ulceration, And Perforation).
After observing the response to initial therapy with VOLTAREN, the dose and frequency should be adjusted to suit an individual patient’s needs.
For the relief of osteoarthritis, the recommended dosage is 100-150 mg/day in divided doses (50 mg twice a day or three times a day, or 75 mg twice a day).
For the relief of rheumatoid arthritis, the recommended dosage is 150-200 mg/day in divided doses (50 mg three times a day. or four times a day, or 75 mg twice a day.).
For the relief of ankylosing spondylitis, the recommended dosage is 100-125 mg/day, administered as 25 mg four times a day, with an extra 25-mg dose at bedtime if necessary.
Different formulations of Inflaforte are not necessarily bioequivalent even if the milligram strength is the same.
Rated Inflaforte for Osteoarthritis Report
I started taking 75mg in late January for horrible knee pain. This drug works great for pain. Within days I no longer hurt and really didn’t think I had a knee problem anymore. I was bone on bone knees and told I needed surgery. I took this drug twice a day and no problems at all until first if March. Started having eye problems and cornea abrasions appeared on both eyes and there had been no injuries of any kind. After weeks of eye treatments the eyes were not healing, I was referred to a cornea specialist. He told me to stop the drug that day, I did and two days later was healing finally. We have determined that if someone already has eye issues like dry severe dry eyes, etc. this drug could cause the abrasions. For me it did and now I’m afraid to take any NSAID of any kind. I know several friends who have taken this drug and have had no problems. I was one in a million but this problem does need to be documented. My doctor said it’s rare but he had several people with the same problem as I.
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.
- Gently squeeze out the tube - or press firmly and evenly on the nozzle of the dispenser - to get a small amount of gel.
- Put the gel on the painful or swollen area and slowly rub it in. It may feel cool on your skin. Wash your hands afterwards.
You'll usually use the gel 2 to 4 times a day, depending on how strong it is. Check the packaging for more information or speak to your pharmacist.
If you're using the gel twice a day, use it once in the morning and once in the evening. If you're using it 3 or 4 times a day, wait at least 4 hours before putting on any more.
Michael Stewart, Reviewed by Sid Dajani | Last edited 18 Dec 2017 | Certified by The Information Standard
Inflaforte is a medicine called a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It is also known as 'an NSAID'.
Before you take Inflaforte, let your doctor know if you have ever had a bad reaction to any other anti-inflammatory painkiller.
Make sure you take the tablets/capsules as directed on the label of the pack.
What are the side effects of Inflaforte?
The most common side effects of Inflaforte involve the gastrointestinal system, such as:
- abdominal burning,
- serious gastrointestinal bleeding, and
- liver toxicity.
Sometimes, stomach ulceration and bleeding can occur without any abdominal pain. Black tarry stools, weakness, and dizziness upon standing may be the only signs of internal bleeding. Rash, kidney impairment, ringing in the ears, and lightheadedness are also seen.
Other important side effects include:
People who are allergic to other NSAIDs should not use Inflaforte. NSAIDs reduce the flow of blood to the kidneys and impair function of the kidneys. The impairment is most likely to occur in patients with already reduced kidney function or congestive heart failure, and use of NSAIDs in these patients should be done cautiously. Individuals with asthma are more likely to experience allergic reactions to Inflaforte and other NSAIDs.
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The Oral Inflaforte was horrendous on my stomach from the first pill. Didn't help with all over connective tissue pain. Stopped taking it after 2 pills. That Said: the Topical Inflaforte gel works miracles on almost All types of pain including arthritis to muscle and even headaches. I rub this gel (light cream) into all parts of body and the pain is either reduced or completely gone. Don't be concerned about the amount of topical gel you rub into the body as only a tiny (less than 4 percent) of the active ingredient makes it into the body causing issues. No issues at all with the topical and many doctors and patients view this gel as a real pain reducer. I have literally rubbed this gel onto arms, legs, back, neck and forehead and horrendous pain reduced hugely. With the war on opioids being waged against chronic pain patients this is one fantastic pain reducing weapon. Slather this on, rub it in, but do Not take the oral version of Inflaforte.