|| Apo-Diclo EC
|| Diclofenac Sodium
|| Apotex Pharmaceuticals
What is Apo-Diclo EC?
Apo-Diclo EC with the active ingredient diclofenac sodium is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to relieve pain, swelling and joint stiffness. It works by stopping the body's production of certain substances that cause pain, fever and inflammation. It is mainly used to treat arthritis but some patient's may also use the medication to treat muscle aches, dental pain and pain caused by surgery.
How is Apo-Diclo EC used?
Apo-Diclo EC is usually taken orally 2 to 4 times daily or as prescribed by a doctor. It should be taken with plenty of water but to avoid an upset stomach it should be taken with food or milk. The tablets should be taken whole and not crushed, chewed or broken up to prevent too much of the drug from being released at the same time. The dosage will depend on the patient's condition and their reaction to the medication, contact a doctor for the correct dosage.
Apo-Diclo EC may cause side effects in patients such as:
- Upset stomach
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in ears
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Black, bloody or tarry stool
- Dark urine
- Unexplained weight gain
- Vomiting blood
- Difficulty breathing
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Apo-Diclo EC is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.