Cataflam composed of diclofenac as the main active ingredient is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It reduces substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation. It is used to treat mild to moderate pain, or signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. It is also used to treat menstrual cramps. Novartis Pharmaceutical, one of the renowned companies manufactures this medicine. It is made available in a conventional tablet form in a dosage of 50 mg.
Active Ingredient: The main active component of this drug is Diclofenac Potassium, which is a nonsteroidal benzeneacetic acid derivative with anti-inflammatory activity. It binds and chelates both isoforms of cyclooxygenase, thereby blocking the conversion of arachidonic acid to pro-inflammatory-proprostaglandins. It also inhibits COX-2-mediated tumor angiogenesis. When inhibiting COX-2, diclofenac may be effective in relieving pain and inflammation; when inhibiting COX-1, it may produce unacceptable gastrointestinal side effects.
Indications: Diclofenac composed medicine Cataflam is used to relieve pain and swelling or inflammation from various mild to moderate painful conditions. This medication is used to treat muscle aches, backaches, dental pain, menstrual cramps, and sports injuries. It also reduces pain, swelling, and joint stiffness caused by arthritis. Reducing these symptoms helps you do more of your normal daily activities.
Action Mechanism: This NSAID medicine Cataflam is a prescription medication used to treat inflammation and pain caused by a variety of conditions such as arthritis and migraines. It works by stopping the substances in the body that cause inflammation and pain.
Dosages: This medication is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 50 mg: It is to be taken with a full glass of water, exactly as mentioned in the prescription given by the doctor
Note: Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking this drug. To prevent stomach upset, take this medication with food, milk, or an antacid.