Diclofenac sodium Dr is a drug used in the treatment of arthritis, particularly rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. It may also be used to treat other inflammatory conditions of this kind. Diclofenac sodium Dr belongs to a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), medicines which work by reducing the production of inflammatory substances in the body.
Diclofenac sodium Dr is available by the oral route as a direct release preparation. This means that the drug works faster than if the preparation were given without the "Dr" component. Common side effects with diclofenac sodium Dr include indigestion, diarrhea, itching, hypertension, and stomach pain.