Cataflam (diclofenac potassium) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Diclofenac works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation.

Cataflam is used to treat mild to moderate pain, or signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

Cataflam is also used to treat menstrual cramps.

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  • Cataflam
  • More common
    Abdominal or stomach bloating, burning, cramping, or pain
    belching
    bloody or black, tarry stools
    cloudy urine
    constipation
    decrease in urine output or decrease in urine-concentrating ability
    diarrhea
    dizziness
    feeling of indigestion
    headache
    increased bleeding time
    itching skin or rash
    loss of appetite
    nausea and vomiting
    pain in the chest below the breastbone
    pale skin
    severe stomach pain
    swelling
    troubled breathing with exertion
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
    weight loss
    If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking diclofenac, get emergency help immediately:

    Symptoms of overdose
    Agitation
    blurred vision
    change in consciousness
    change in the ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow
    confusion
    depression
    difficult or troubled breathing
    hives
    hostility
    irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
    irritability
    loss of consciousness
    muscle twitching
    nervousness
    pain or discomfort in the chest, upper stomach, or throat
    pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
    puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
    rapid weight gain
    seizures
    sleepiness
    slow or fast heartbeat
    stupor
    swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
    tightness in the chest
    trouble sleeping
    unusual drowsiness, dullness, or feeling of sluggishness
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with diclofenac may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    More common
    Continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
    excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
    hearing loss
    lack or loss of strength
    passing gas
  • (diclofenac potassium) tablet, sugar coated