Brand Name(s): Cambia, Cataflam, Zipsor, Voltaren XR, Zorvolex
Drug Class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Treats: mild to moderate pain, relieve symptoms of arthritis and treat migraine attacks
Diclofenac is a medication used to treat inflammation due to arthritis, relieve menstrual cramps and mild pain. Diclofenac requires a prescription and can be bought in both generic and brand forms. The diclofenac tablets work by suppressing the enzyme cyclooxygenase, which can cause inflammation or pain.
Diclofenac Potassium is a pain reliever medicine that is also used as an anti-inflammatory drug. Diclofenac Potassium is also sold as Cataflam. It is categorized as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The drug can be used to treat various mild to moderate painful condition. Diclofenac Potassium can be used in treating various painful conditions including muscle aches, dental pain, sports injuries, back pains and menstrual cramps. The medicine is also widely used in reducing joint stiffness, swelling and pain caused by arthritis. Diclofenac Potassium works by blocking the signals or nerves that relay the pain signals to the blain. This reduces the pain but does not cure the condition. Some users experience stomach upset, heartburn, gas, drowsiness, diarrhea after taking this drug. If you have asthma or a bleeding or clotting problem, do not take Diclofenac Potassium.