Diclofenac (By injection)
Treats pain. This medicine is an NSAID.
Uses of This Medicine
Diclofenac injection is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat adults with mild to moderate pain. It is used alone or given with other opioid (narcotic) pain medicines to treat adults with moderate to severe pain.
This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of your doctor.
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How To Use
Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Some medicines and foods can affect how diclofenac works. Tell your doctor if you are also using any of the following:Acetaminophen, cyclosporine, lithium, methotrexate, rifampin, voriconazole Blood thinner (such as warfarin) Diuretic (water pill) Antibiotic Blood pressure medicine Medicine to treat seizures Corticosteroid, such as hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, prednisone, prednisolone, dexamethasone
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to diclofenac, aspirin, or another NSAID medicine.
Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease, asthma, high blood pressure, heart or blood vessel problems, or a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding problems. Also tell your doctor if you smoke or drink alcohol.
This medicine may cause the following problems:Increased risk for blood clots, heart attack, or stroke Stomach or bowel bleeding Kidney problems Liver problems High blood pressure Serious skin reactions
Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Bloody or black, tarry stools, severe stomach pain, vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
Change in how much or how often you urinate
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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