|Arthritis or pain
||Diclofenac Sodium BP
Reactin-100 SR (Diclofenac Sodium BP) works by affecting the activity of cyclo-oxygenase. This helps to ease pain and reduce inflammation. It is indicated for the treatmetn of acute pain affecting the back or elsewhere in the body either due to injuries (sprains, fractures or breaks) or other causes. Additional uses include the treatment of arthritis in its various forms, for example acute gout, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Certain acute musculoskeletal disorders (such as tendonitis) can also be treated with it, and some women have been given it as a dysmenorrhoea (menstrual pain) treatment. This medicine is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that derives its anti-inflammatory due to its ability to block the synthesis of prostaglandins in the body.
This is because it blocks COX (cyclooxygenase, a type of enzyme sometimes referred to as prostaglandin endoperoxide synthase). As a result of this, inflammation and pain is reduced. The active ingredient is also known to diffuse with synovial fluid in the joints, however medical experts are not entirely sure if this contributes to its effectiveness.
Dosage and Administration
Reactin-100 SR (Diclofenac Sodium BP) comes as specially formulated prolonged release tablets. The strength of each tablet is 100mg. It is essential that the tablets are swallowed whole instead of being chewed. Patients must also avoid crushing them. This is because breaking up the tablets will affect the prolonged release mechanism and could result in undesirable effects. The purpose of prolonged release tablets is to ensure that the medicine is released slowly and on a continued basis over a set period of time. Decisions regarding the correct dosage will be made by your doctor and it is absolutely necessary to follow all directions provided to you.
Use of the NSAID Reactin-100 SR (Diclofenac Sodium BP) might result in the patient experiencing side effects, including:
- Bloated feeling
- Digestive disorders
- Hearing a noise similar to ringing
- A headache which is not severe in nature
Discuss all side effects that occur during the course of treatment with your doctor. Present yourself at the hospital or your doctor's surgery for emergency medical care if you notice a substantial decrease or complete cessation of urination, blood present in the stools, muscular weakness, vision or balance problems, bruises or any other severe side effects that have not been referenced in this paragraph.
Intestinal bleeding has been known to occur in patients treated with this medicine. In some cases, it may be severe. Have a thorough discussion with your doctor about this before beginning treatment.
See your doctor if an infection occurs during treatment, as it has been known to hide infection symptoms, giving patients the illusion that the infection is improving when in fact it is not.
Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms to watch for, which may be indicative of a reaction, include skin rashes, hives, swelling of the face or limbs, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.
Always use NSAID Reactin-100 SR (Diclofenac Sodium BP) as you have been prescribed by your doctor. Never self-medicate or change your dosage without first consulting your doctor. The correct dosage can vary depending on your health, medical history, and the severity of the condition being treated.
This medication may not be safe for all patients. Before you begin using it always disclose the following to your doctor:
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you suffer from any allergies.
- If you suffer from any other health conditions or illnesses.
- If you are using any other medicine (including all non-prescription).
- If you are using any supplements, vitamins, or herbal products of any kind.