Cataflam 50 mg coated tablets is a medical product which contains diclofenac potassium in the dosage of 50 mg. The therapeutic indications of Cataflam tablets are:
Short period of treatment of different kinds of pain, inflammation caused by traumas, sprains;
Treatment of acute periods of musculo-skeletal disorders including periarthritis, tendonitis, tenosynovitis, bursitis;
Management of post-operative pain, swelling such as dental or orthopaedic surgery;
Gynecological conditions such asdysmenorrhoea or adnexitis and associated menorrhagia;
Treatment of migraine attacks;
Non-articular rheumatism and other conditions.
Cataflam contains the potassium salt of diclofenac, a non-steroidal compound with pronounced analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties. Cataflam tablets demonstrate inhibition of prostaglandin biosynthesis, which is fundamental in reducing inflammation, pain and fever. The medicine starts its action very quickly so, it is an appropriate treatment for conditions which demand fast and effective relief of pain.
Cataflam calls forth profound analgesic effect in moderate and severe pain conditions. Surgical interventions, traumas and injuries often cause inflammation. Cataflam relieves both types of pain spontaneous and secondary pains.
The doses of Cataflam are individually adjusted for different types of patients. The minimal effective dose is recommended for this medication.
For adult patients the dosage can vary from 100 mg to 150 mg in divided doses. The dose depends on the condition and its symptoms. A patient should first consult a doctor about the dosage of the medicine.
Children should not be given Cataflam tablets as this form of the medicine is not appropriate for use until the age of 14 years. Other forms of diclofenac should be considered.
Patients aged 65 or above can be more prone to the side effects of Cataflam. They should be prescribed the lowest possible dose effective for each individual case.
Patients with renal insufficiency or liver problems should ask their caring doctors about the suitability of Cataflam treatment and the dose safe for use.
The hypersensitivity to the medicine and conditions such as bleeding or perforation in the stomach are among the contraindications for Cataflam use. Additionally this medicine is not recommended for people who have hepatic failure, chronic kidney disease, gastric ulcer, and for pregnant women in their last trimester.
The shortest period of treatment is suggested for all groups of patients to avoid side effects.
The most commonly observed adverse reactions are gastrointestinal symptoms like peptic ulcers, perforation or GI bleeding, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, dyspepsia, abdominal pain.
If you want to relieve pain with the help of Cataflam tablets, it is necessary to visit your doctor for consultation. Ask him/her about possible side effects and what to do to prevent their development.
How to use Cataflam tablets
Cataflam tablets are to be taken by mouth with water. To prevent problems with stomach, it is suggested to consume the medicine with foods, milk.
Doctors recommend Cataflam for a short period of treatment. Still for some conditions such as arthritis the duration of the treatment may last for as long as 2 weeks or more of regular use. In the case of long-term treatment, you should be very cautious about your health state and if any side effect from this treatment occurs, you should immediately report it to your doctor.