CATAFLAM 50mg. 10 tablets

CATAFLAM 50mg. 10 tablets
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Your medicine is called Cataflam and comes in the form of coated tablets. Each tablet contains 25 mg or 50 mg of the active ingredient diclofenac potassium.
Cataflam belongs to the group of drugs known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which are used to treat pain and inflammation.

CATAFLAM 50mg. 10 tablets

 
 
CATAFLAM WHAT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED
Your medicine is called Cataflam and comes in the form of coated tablets. Each tablet contains 25 mg or 50 mg of the active ingredient diclofenac potassium.
Cataflam belongs to the group of drugs known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which are used to treat pain and inflammation.
Cataflam relieves symptoms of inflammation, such as pain, swelling and fever. It has no effect on the causes of inflammation or fever.

Cataflam can be used for short-term treatment in the following conditions:
sprains, dislocations or other injuries;
pain and swelling following surgery;
painful gynecological inflammatory conditions, including painful menstrual cramps;
migraine attacks;
back pain syndrome, "frozen shoulder", "tennis elbow" and other forms of soft tissue rheumatism;
infections in the ear, nose or throat.
If you have questions concerning the operation of Cataflam or why you are prescribed this medication, contact your doctor.
Cataflam can be used to treat other conditions as determined by your physician.

2 BEFORE YOU TAKE CATAFLAM
Follow all instructions of your doctor, even if they differ from the general information in this leaflet.

Do not take Cataflam:
if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to diclofenac or any of the other ingredients of Cataflam listed at the end of this leaflet;
if you have ever had an allergic reaction after taking drugs to treat pain or inflammation (eg. acetylsalicylic acid, diclofenac or ibuprofen). Reactions can include asthma, runny nose, skin rash, swelling of the face. If you think you may be allergic, ask your doctor;
if you have a stomach ulcer or duodenum;
if you have gastrointestinal bleeding, symptoms of which may be blood in stools or black stools;
if you have severe kidney or liver disease;
if you have severe heart disease;
are in the last three months of pregnancy.
If you have any of these conditions, tell your doctor and do not take Cataflam. Your doctor will decide if this medicine is suitable for you.

Caution should be exercised with Cataflam;
if taking Cataflam conjunction with other anti-inflammatory drugs including aspirin, steroids, anticoagulants, or selective inhibitors of serotonin reuptake (SSRIs);
if you suffer from asthma or hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis);
if you have or have ever had gastrointestinal problems such as stomach ulcer, bleeding or black stools, or stomach discomfort or HEARTBURN after taking NSAIDs;
if you have inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis) or the small intestine (Crohn's disease);
if you have or have had heart problems or high blood pressure;
if you have kidney or liver disease;
if you are dehydrated (from sickness, diarrhea, before or after surgery);
if you have swollen feet;
if you have an increased tendency to bleed or other blood disorders, including rare liver disease called porphyria.
If you have any of the following conditions inform your doctor before you start taking Cataflam.
Cataflam can suppress symptoms of infection (headache, fever) and this can make it hard to find and difficult treatment. If you do not feel well and you need to consult a doctor, be sure to tell him that you accept Cataflam;
In very rare cases Cataflam, like other NSAIDs, can cause serious skin allergic reactions (eg. Rash). If you have any side effects, immediately contact your doctor.
Also, be aware that medicines containing diclofenac may be associated with a small increased risk of heart attack ("myocardial infarction") or stroke. Any risk is more likely with high doses and prolonged treatment. Do not exceed the recommended dose and duration of treatment.

If you have heart problems, previous stroke or think that you might be at risk of these conditions (for example if you have high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol or are a smoker) you should discuss your treatment with your doctor or pharmacist.

Taking other medicines
It is particularly important to tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
lithium or selective inhibitors of serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs); drugs used for treating certain types of depression;
digoxin (a medicine used for heart problems);
diuretics (drugs that increase the amount of urine);
ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers (classes of drugs used in the treatment of hypertension and heart failure);
other anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin or ibuprofen;
corticosteroids (medicines used to provide relief for inflamed areas of the body);
medicines to prevent blood clotting;
antidiabetic drugs, with the exception of insulin;
methotrexate (a drug used to treat certain types of cancer or arthritis);
ciclosporin (a medicine used mainly in patients underwent transplantation);
some drugs for infections (such as quinolone antibacterial drugs).
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.

Taking Cataflam with food and drink
Cataflam coated tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water or other liquid.
It is recommended Cataflam coated tablets to be taken before meals or on an empty stomach.
Cataflam and elderly
Elderly patients may be more sensitive to the effects of Cataflam than other adults. They should especially careful to follow the doctor's instructions and to accept the minimum number of tablets relieving symptoms. It is very important for older patients to promptly report to their physician any side effects.

Cataflam and children / adolescents
Cataflam should not be prescribed to children and adolescents under 14 years. In children, it can be used other forms of diclofenac.
Cataflam should not be used in children under 1 year of age.

Pregnancy and lactation
If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor.
You should not take Cataflam coated tablets if you are pregnant, unless absolutely necessary.
As with other anti-inflammatory drugs should not take Cataflam coated tablets during the last three months of pregnancy because it may harm the unborn baby and cause problems at birth.
You must tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
You should not breastfeed while taking Cataflam coated tablets, as this can harm your child.

Women of childbearing potential
Cataflam can complicate pregnancy. If you are planning to become pregnant or have trouble getting pregnant should not take Cataflam unless necessary.

Driving and using machines
In rare cases, some patients may experience adverse side effects such as dizziness or visual disturbances while taking Cataflam.
If you notice such effects, it is desirable not to drive, operate machinery, and may not perform other tasks requiring alertness. If you experience such effects, immediately contact your doctor.

Important information about some of the ingredients of Cataflam
Cataflam coated tablets 25 mg and 50 mg tablets also contain sucrose. If your doctor has told you that you have intolerance to some sugars, contact them before you start taking this medicine.

3 HOW TO TAKE CATAFLAM
Carefully follow your doctor's instructions. Do not exceed the recommended dosage and duration of treatment.

Cataflam how to take and when
Do not exceed recommended dosage. It is very important to take the lowest dose Cataflam coated tablets relieve your pain and to continue taking more than necessary.
Your doctor will tell you how much coated tablets Cataflam accept. Depending on how you affect treatment, your doctor may suggest a higher or lower dose.

adults
At the start of treatment daily dosage is generally 100-150 mg. For milder cases usually sufficient 75-100 mg daily. The daily dose should normally be taken in 2-3 divided doses. Do not exceed the dose of 150 mg daily;
In painful menstrual cycles begin treatment with a single dose of 50-100 mg as soon as you feel the first symptoms. Continue with 50 mg three times daily for several days as needed. If the daily dose of 150 mg is not enough to control the pain in 2 to 3 menstrual cycles can take up to 200 mg daily for the next menstrual cycle;
Migraine treatment is started with an initial dose of 50 mg in the first symptoms of a migraine attack. Where the relief after the first two hours after dosing is not satisfactory, it can take another dose of 50 mg. If necessary, it may be repeated at intervals of 4-6 hours, but do not take more than the maximum daily dose of 200 mg.
Children and adolescents
Adolescents over the age of 14 is usually sufficient daily dose of 75 to 100 mg;
The total daily dose should normally be divided into 2 to 3 doses. Do not exceed the daily dose of 150 mg per day;
Migraine Cataflam coated tablets should not be given to children and adolescents (under 18 years).
How to take Cataflam
Cataflam coated tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water or other liquid, preferably before meals or on an empty stomach and should not be crushed or chewed.
How long to take Cataflam
Follow the instructions of your doctor.
If you take Cataflam coated tablets for more than a few weeks, you should have regular medical check-ups to make sure you did not get unnoticed by you side effects.

If you take more than you should Cataflam
If you take a large amount Cataflam coated tablets than prescribed, tell your doctor or seek medical attention immediately.
You may need medical attention.

If you forget to take Cataflam
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed again and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.

4 POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
As with all medications, Cataflam can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.
Some rare or very rare side effects can be serious
They occur in less than 1 to 10 per 10 000 patients.
Unusual bleeding or injury;
Fever or sore throat constantly;
Allergic reactions with swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat, often accompanied by a rash and itching, which may cause difficulty in swallowing and hypotension (low blood pressure), fainting. Wheezing in the chest or shortness of breath (signs of asthma);
Chest pain (signs of heart attack);
Sudden and severe headache, nausea, dizziness, numbness, difficulty or inability to speak, paralysis (signs of cerebral attack)
Hard neck (signs of viral meningitis);
convulsions;
Hypertension (high blood pressure);
Red or purple skin (possible signs of inflammation of blood vessels), skin rash with blisters, blisters on the lips, eyes and mouth, skin inflammation with blisters and peeling;
Severe abdominal pain with bloody or black stools. Vomiting of blood;
Yellowing of the skin or eyes (signs of hepatitis);
Blood in the urine, excess protein in the urine, severe reduction in the amount of urine (signs of renal impairment).
Medicines containing diclofenac may be associated with a slightly increased risk of heart attack (myocardial infarction), or stroke.
If you have any of the following conditions inform your doctor immediately.

Some side effects are common:
They occur in between 1 and 10 in every 100 patients.
Headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, abdominal pain, flatulence, loss of appetite, changes in liver function (eg. In transaminase), skin rash.
Some side effects are rare:
They occur in between 1 and 10 per 10 000 patients.
Drowsiness, stomach pain, swelling of the hands and feet (edema).
Other side effects are very rare:
Affects less than 1 in 10,000 people.
Disorientation, depression, difficulty sleeping, nightmares, irritability, psychotic disorders, tingling, memory impairment, anxiety, tremor, taste disturbances, visual or auditory disturbances, constipation, mouth sores, ulcers of the esophagus, palpitation, hair loss, redness swelling of the skin (due to increased sensitivity to the sun).
Tell your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.

If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

If you take Cataflam coated tablets for more than a few weeks, you should have regular medical check-ups to make sure you did not get unnoticed by you side effects.

5 HOW TO STORE CATAFLAM
Do not store above 30 ° C.
Do not use after the expiry date stated on the packaging.
Store in the original package to protect from moisture.
Keep out of reach of children.

6 FURTHER INFORMATION
Contents Cataflam
The active substance is diclofenac potassium Cataflam (diclofenac potassium).
The other ingredients are magnesium stearate, povidone, silica, colloidal anhydrous sodium starch glycolate, corn starch, calcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol 8000, iron oxide red (E172), titanium dioxide (E 171), talc; sucrose; printed in brown ink on white 25 mg and 50 mg.
 
 
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