Cataflam review

Cataflam—marketing under the brands Voltaren, Diclon Voltarol, the Flector patch, Zolterol, Vetagesic, Deflamat, Dedolor, Arthrotec, Voveran, Olfen, Abitren, Modifenac, Rhumalgan, Panamore, Pennsaid, Difene, Difen, and Dicloflex, plus various medication combinations—is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication or NSAID administered to patients suffering from inflammation and as an analgesic to reduce pain in conditions such as acute injury or arthritis. It can decrease dymenorrhea or menstrual pain. Its generic name is taken from its chemical name, 2-(2,6-dichloranilino) phenylacetic acid.

In the United States, India, and the United Kingdom, it is supplied as either sodium or potassium salt—in China, it is most often distributed as sodium salt, while in other countries it's only available only as potassium salt. Cataflam is available as a generic medication in numerous formulations. Over the counter (OTC) use is approved in some countries for fever associated with common infections and minor aches and pains.

The maximum recommended dose for Cataflam sodum is 150 milligrams daily. Apo-Cataflam tablets should be swallowed whole without crushing or chewing them and taken with food. 100 to 150 milligrams is the typical daily dose range; in mild cases, Apo-Cataflam treatment should be started with 75 to 100 milligrams every day.

A patient's daily dose of Cataflam should be divided into two or three doses. This is due to the action of one single dose being much longer—from six to eight hours—than the very short half-life that the medication indicates. Part of the reason for this is a specific high concentration achieved in synovial fluids.

Be warned that NSAIDs like Cataflam can increase your chances of life-threatening blood circulation or heart ailments, including stroke and heart attack. This risk will increase the longer you take Cataflam-based products or any other NSAIDs. You should also not take Cataflam just before or after having coronary artery bypass graft/CABG/heart bypass surgery.

NSAIDs can cause serious side effects to your intestine and stomach, including bleeding and perforation. These types of ailments can be deadly and gastrointestinal maladies can happen without any warning while you're undergoing NSAID treatment. Older adults and the elderly have a greater chance of getting these severe sicknesses as well.

You shouldn't use any OTC medications for pain, cold, or allergy without consulting your pharmacist or physician. Many medications available over the counter contain aspirin or medicines like Cataflam such as naproxen, ketoprofen, and ibuprofen. If you take certain products with Cataflam, you may accidentally take too much of this type of medication and suffer from an overdose. As such, you must read the label of any other medicine you're taking to see if it contains naproxen, ketoprofen, ibuprofen, or aspirin.

You must not drink any alcoholic beverage when taking this medication, because alcohol can increase your chances of stomach bleeding. You must also limit your exposure to sunlight or artificial ultraviolet rays from tanning beds or sunlamps while undergoing Cataflam treatment because this medicine can make your skin more photosensitive, thus resulting in a propensity to burn.

If you have symptoms of heart or circulation problems such as chest pain, problems with vision or balance, slurred speech, shortness of breath, and bodily weakness, seek emergency medical attention. Cataflam can also increase your risk of getting a sickness of the stomach or intestine, including internal bleeding or perforation of the stomach or intestinal walls. These gastrointestinal maladies may prove fatal and can occur without warning while you continue taking Cataflam.

As mentioned earlier, the elderly must be wary of taking this medication, because they are more susceptible to its side effect, particularly gastrointestinal conditions. In any case, contact your physician if you have symptoms of stomach or intestinal bleeding, which includes coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds and expelling black, bloody, or tarry stools.

Cataflam has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of Cataflam

• Molecular formula of Cataflam is C14H11Cl2NO2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-[2-(2,6-dichlorophenyl)aminophenyl]ethanoic acid
• Molecular weight is 296.148 g/mol
Cataflam available : 50mg tablets

Generic name: Diclofenac

Brand name(s): Allvoran, Assaren, Benfofen, Combaren, Delphimix, Dichlofenac, Dichronic, Diclobenin, Diclord, Dicloreum, Dolobasan, Duravolten, Ecofenac, Effekton, Emulgel, Klipal, Kriplex, Neriodin, Novapirina, Novo-Difenac, Pennsaid, Primofenac, Prophenatin, Rhumalgan, Solaraze, Tsudohmin, Valetan, Voldal, Voltaren, Voltaren Plus, Voltarol, Xenid

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