Generic name: CATAFLAM and VOLTAREN
Diclofenac is in a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and is primarily used to relieve the inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis and stiffness of the spine)
Cutaneous adverse drug reactions: a 9-year study from a South Indian Hospital (Diclofenac) Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are among the major causes of morbidity, hospital admissions, increased health care expenditure, and even death. Cutaneous ADRs account for majority of ADRs in hospitalized patients, which can be caused by a variety of drugs.
Cataflam (diclofenac potassium immediate-release tablets), is a benzeneacetic acid derivative... Cataflam (diclofenac potassium immediate-release tablets) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that exhibits anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic activities in animal models. The mechanism of action of Cataflam, like that of other NSAIDs, is not completely understood but may be related to prostaglandin synthetase inhibition...
American Journal of the Medical Sciences. 312(2):95-97, August 1996.
Delrio, Felix G. MD; Park, Yon MD; Herzlich, Barry MD; Grob, David MD
A case is described in which, after administration of diclofenac for 13 days for arthritis attributed to gout, the patient experienced erythema multiforme followed by muscle weakness, elevation of serum creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level from 101 to 83,770 U/L, 100% muscle isoenzyme, blood urea nitrogen (BUN) level from 15 to 87 mg/dL, creatinine level from 1.0 to 2.1 mg/dL and urine myoglobin level to 1,190 [micro]g/dL (N < 1.2)...
Cataflam - All About All
Diclofenac (marketed as Voltaren®, Voltarol® and Cataflam®) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) taken to reduce inflammation, such as in arthritis or acute injury. It can also be used to reduce menstrual pain. Voltaren and Voltarol contain the sodium salt of diclofenac. In the United Kingdom Voltarol can be supplied with either the sodium salt or Potassium salt, while Cataflam in some other countries, is the potassium salt only. Diclofenac is currently one of the drugs most often used to treat painful conditions...
Generic name: Diclofenac sodium
Other brand name: Cataflam (Diclofenac potassium)
Why is Voltaren prescribed?
Voltaren and Cataflam are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used to relieve the inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis and stiffness of the spine). Voltaren-XR, the extended-release form of Voltaren, is used only for long-term treatment. Cataflam is also prescribed for immediate relief of pain and menstrual discomfort...
OTC Painkillers Raise Death Risk After Heart Attack
The higher the dose of NSAIDs, the greater the risk, study finds
By Amanda Gardner
SUNDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Taking pain relievers called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) -- including Cox-2 inhibitors such as Celebrex -- after a heart attack increases the risk of death, a new Danish study has found.
The higher the dose, the higher the risk of death, according to research presented Sunday at the American Heart Association's scientific sessions 2005 in Dallas...
YOU AND A: ARTHRITIS DRUGS
Pain and Confusion
The Washington Post - Washington, D.C.
Author: Francesca Lunzer Kritz
Date: Sep 4, 2001
Start Page: F.01
Section: HEALTH TAB
Document Types: Feature
Text Word Count: 1271
Abstract (Document Summary)
A second study compared Celebrex to two other drugs commonly prescribed for arthritis: ibuprofen and diclofenac (Cataflam and Voltaren). Researchers found more heart attacks in the Celebrex group than other groups, according to Eric Topol, the study's lead author and chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, ...
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London, England (AHN) - A review of pain relievers has found that some are safer than others. For instance, a widely-used medicine may carry as much risk of heart disease as Vioxx, an arthritis drug taken off the market two years ago.
Diclofenac, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or NSAID has been around for decades and is widely prescribed throughout the world, particularly in Europe. Common doses were found to increase the risk of "cardiovascular events", primarily heart attack or sudden death by as much as 40%.