Apo-Diclo (Diclofenac Sodium) is taken so as to alleviate moderate inflammation and pain. Experts widely believe that it works by affecting cyclo-oxygenase action, thereby interfering with and disrupting the production of inflammatory prostaglandins. These prostaglandins function as mediators of inflammation, and preventing their production leads to analgesic and antipyretic effects. Because of this, it is widely used in the treatment of various rheumatic conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout attacks and non-articular rheumatism). Other indications include post-operative pain, soreness caused by serious inflammatory conditions affecting various parts of the body and other conditions which have not been listed here.
- Slight headache
- Spinning sensation
- Buzzing noise in the ears
- Bloated feeling and digestive upset
There are also other reactions that patients may experience during treatment. Some of these are serious and will require that you get medical attention straight away. Examples of this include reduced or no urination, sudden swelling, fever, visual problems, speech difficulty and other serious side effects that have not been referenced here.
This medicine could trigger gastrointestinal discomfort, and in rare cases, serious perforation of the stomach, ulceration or bleeding may occur. Some patients may be particularly at risk of this, due to their medical history. Discuss this with your physician prior to beginning treatment.