Diclomol is an anti-inflammatory drug that does not fall under the category of steroids. Diclomol is a painkiller that is non-steroid. It is a combination medicine that it is used to treat pain and inflammation associated with various disorders and conditions. It is also used to treat menstrual cramps. Diclomol is manufactured by Win-Medicare Private Limited.
Diclomol contains two active ingredients namely Diclofenac and Paracetamol or Acetaminophen. The strength of these components varies according to the strength of the tablet.
The following is the composition for Diclomol 50mg tablet:
Diclomol is mainly used as a pain relieving agent. It is used to ease pain caused due to the following conditions:
The side-effects of Diclomol do not always occur. Some of them can be rare, yet may lead to drastic outcomes. Upon experiencing side-effects, a doctor must be consulted.
The most common side-effects of Diclomol are:
The dose and duration prescribed by the doctor should be adhered to. The dosage is prescribed based on the condition being treated and the intensity of the pain. The medicine should be taken orally and must be swallowed whole. The tablet should not be chewed, crushed or broken.
Diclomol should be taken with food. In this way, the side- effects like gastritis and heartburns can be avoided. In case of a missed dose, take the tablet as soon as you remember. If the timing is close to your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose. Do not overdose on the tablet.
Each of the active ingredients of the tablet plays an important role in reducing the pain. Diclomol inhibits the production and synthesis of cyclooxygenase, which is a precursor to the synthesis of a compound called prostaglandin in the brain. This prostaglandin is the compound that is responsible for the occurrence of pain, inflammation, and swelling.
The blockage of the chemical messenger prostaglandin is carried out by both the compounds; Diclofenac and Paracetamol. Both the compounds also help in:
The following are the precautions that have to be ensured while consuming Diclomol:
The following medications have the same composition and functions of Diclomol and hence can be used as substitutes:
Diclomol interacts with certain other drugs. While some interactions may lead to the increased risk of side-effects, some may weaken the strength of the medicine.
All the drugs consumed regularly or otherwise should be discussed with your doctor during prescription. This includes supplements and herbal medicines.
Ans: No. Diclomol does not lead to addiction. All addictive drugs are classified under Schedule H or Schedule X in India. Read the content on the product’s packaging to know more about the classification and the type of your drug.
Ans: The effect of Diclomol can be seen within 30 minutes of ingesting the tablet. The duration of the effect lasts for about 4 to 6 hours.
Ans: Diclomol belongs to the group of non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs. Despite the absence of steroid, the drug causes sedation because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Drowsiness and dizziness is a common side-effect of most anti-inflammatory drugs.
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