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Medication That Reduces Swelling and Treat Pain in Certain Conditions

Pain is signal in your nervous system that something may be wrong in your body. It is an unpleasant feeling. It may come and go or may be constant. You may feel it in a part of the body or as a whole. But disturbs your routine. It acts as a warning to the body to seek help.

Diclofenac sodium reduces swelling and treat pain in certain conditions.

How do Diclofenac sodium works?

Diclofenac sodium belongs to the class of drugs called as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is one of the most popular NSAIDs. Certain enzymes in our body are responsible to produce natural chemical substance like prostaglandins. They cause the tissues in your body to become inflamed. It causes your blood vessel to become widen or relax. It is also responsible for the formation of platelets. These substances cause pain and inflammation in your body.

Above drug inhibits the enzyme to produce this chemical substance. As a result, the drug can help to reduce pain and inflammation. This is a good medication for quick pain relief.

How to take Diclofenac sodium?

Diclofenac sodium is available in the form of a tablet of 50 mg. The dose depends on the type of pain and age.

General recommended dose for adult is as below-

Adult dosage


  • Usual dose-100-150 mg in a day in divided doses.
  • Maximum dose- 150 mg in a day.

*Rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Usual dose- 150 to 200 in a day in divided doses.
  • Maximum dose-200 mg in a day.

*Ankylosing spondylitis.

  • Usual dose-100 to 125 mg in a day.
  • Maximum dose-125 mg in a day.


  • (0-3 year) – Not recommended.
  • (3 years and older)-1 to 3 mg/kg in a day.
  • Maximum dose- 150 mg in a day

Your doctor may adjust or increase the dose as needed.

What are the uses of Diclofenac sodium?

Diclofenac sodium is an anti-inflammatory drug. It helps to reduce pain in certain conditions as given below.

  • Rheumatoid or Osteo-arthritis.
  • Swelling.
  • Joint stiffness.
  • Menstrual Cramps.
  • Acute Gout.
  • Ankylosing spondylitis.
  • A backache.
  • Sprains and strains.
  • Frozen shoulder.
  • Dislocations and fractures.
  • Dental and minor surgery.

What are the precautions in taking Diclofenac sodium?

  • Consider certain conditions while you take Diclofenac sodium. Discuss with your doctor if you are/have.
  • Allergic to above drug or other NSAID.
  • Any other allergies.
  • A stomach or duodenal ulcer.
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract.
  • Heart Problems.
  • Kidney Problems.
  • Liver Problems.
  • Porphyria
  • Diabetes
  • Don’t take this drug in last three months of pregnancy. Discuss with your doctor to use in first 6 months and in Breastfeeding.
  • Avoid driving and to operate heavy machinery. This drug can cause dizziness.

Cost of Diclofenac sodium (Generic and Brand)

Diclofenac sodium as a generic drug is a cheap source of this medication. The effect is same as the brand ones. The brand drug is costlier. Many cost-saving measures reduce the cost of generic drugs.

Cost of Generic Diclofenac sodium.

  • Pack of 60 tablets of 50 mg costs and $ 20. Per unit cost is $ 0.33.

Cost of Brand Cataflam.

•    Pack of 60 tablets of 50 mg costs $ 358. 89 per unit cost is $