Diclofenac Potassium is used as the main active component, a benzene acetic acid derivate, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug with analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory activity. This active ingredient is a non-selective reversible and competitive inhibitor of cyclooxygenase, blocking the conversion of arachidonic acid into prostaglandin precursors. This results in an inhibition of the formation of prostaglandins that are involved in pain, inflammation and fever.
Class of Drugs – A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Molecular Formula – C14H10Cl2KNO2
Molecular Weight – 334.2 g/mol
Working: This medication eases pain and reduces inflammation. Diclofenac Potassium works by blocking the effect of chemicals in the body, called cyclo-oxygenase (COX) enzymes. The main difference between the two is that diclofenac potassium is absorbed into the body more quickly than diclofenac sodium.
Uses: Given medication is indicated to relieve pain and swelling from various mild to moderate painful conditions. This drug Diclofenac Potassium is approved to treat muscle aches, backaches, dental pain, menstrual cramps, and sports injuries. It also decreases pain, swelling, and joint stiffness caused by arthritis. Decreasing these symptoms helps you do more of your normal daily activities. This medication is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
If this drug is used for treating a chronic condition such as arthritis, consult the doctor about non-drug treatments and/or using other medications to treat pain.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This drug is used as the main active component in a popular brand medicine as mentioned below:
- Cataflam: 50 mg
This medicine is not suitable for a pregnant or breastfeeding woman, it may harm a fetus or nursing baby. It should be consumed only if prescribed by the doctor.