ARTHROFAST 150MG 14 TAB
diclofenac sodium, anti inflammatory agents
ACTIVE INGREDIENT OF ARTHROFAST 150MG 14 TAB
each tablet contains 25 mg Diclofenac sodium , immediate release and 125 mg Dicofenac sodium , slow release .
INDICATIONS OF ARTHROFAST 150MG 14 TAB
Treats inflammatory and degenerative forms of rheumatism: rheumatoid arthritis , juvenile rheumatoid arthritis , ankylosing spondylitis , osteoarthritis and spondylarthritis , painful syndromes of the vertebral column , non-articular rheumatism.
Acute attacks of gout: post-traumatic and post – operative pain , inflammation and swelling , eg. following dental or orthopedic surgery . painful and /or inflammatory conditions in gynecology , e.g. primary dysmenorrhea or adnexitis.
It acts as an adjuvant in severe painful inflammatory infections of the ear , nose or throat , e.g. tonsillopharyngitis and otitis; in keeping with general therapeutic principles , the underlying disease should be treated with basic therapy, as appropriate . fever alone is not an indication.
DOSAGE OF ARTHROFAST 150MG 14 TAB
Follow all directions given to you by your pharmacist or doctor carefully . They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet
Ask your pharmacist or doctor for help if you do not understand the instructions on the box .
The recommended dose is : –
General target population: Take one arthrofast tablet ( corresponding to 150 mg diclofenac sodium ) daily.
You shouldn’t exceed the maximum daily dose of 150 mg Diclofenac sodium. Tablets should be swallowed whole with liquid, preferably before meals, and must not be chewed .
General recommendation for Diclofenac containing medications: the dose should be individually adjusted and the lowest effective dose given for the shortest possible duration.
The recommended initial daily dose of Diclofenac is 100 to 150 mg . in milder cases , as well as for long-term therapy , 75 to 100 mg daily is usually sufficient.
To suppress nocturnal pain and morning stiffness, treatment with tablets during the day by the administration of a suppository at bedtime ( up to a total maximum daily dose of 150 mg . in primary dysmenorrhea , the daily dose should be individually adjusted and generally 50 to 150 mg.
A dose of 50 to 100 mg should be given initially and , if necessary increased over the course of several menstrual cycles up to a total maximum of 200 mg/day.
Treatment starts on appearances of the first symptoms and , depending on the symptomatology.
Special population: geriatrics ( patients aged 65 or above ) no adjustment of the starting dose is required for elderly patients.
OVER-DOSAGE OF ARTHROFAST 150MG 14 TAB
There is no typical clinical picture resulting from diclofenac over dosage. Over dosage can cause symptoms such as vomiting, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, diarrhea , dizziness , tinnitus or convulsions.
In the event of significant poisoning , acute renal failure and liver damage are possible.
Therapeutic measures: management of acute poisoning with NSAIDs, including diclofenac essentially consists of supportive measures and symptomatic treatment.
Supportive measures and symptomatic treatment should be given for complications such as hypotension, renal failure, convulsions, gastrointestinal disorder, and respiratory depression.
Special measures such as forced diuresis , dialysis or hemoperfusion are probably of no help in eliminating NSAIDs, including diclofenac, due to the high protein binding and extensive metabolism.
Take Activated charcoal after ingestion of a potentially toxic overdose. Gastric decontamination (e.g. vomiting , gastric lavage ) after ingestion of a potentially life-threatening overdose.
CONTRAINDICATIONS OF ARTHROFAST
- Known hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients .
- Active gastric or intestinal ulcer , bleeding or perforation .
- Last trimester of pregnancy.
- Hepatic failure.
- Renal failure .
- Severe cardiac failure.
- Like other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Don’t use Arthrofast in patients in who has asthmatic attacks, urticaria, acute rhinitis.
- Treatment of preoperative pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CAPG).
- Children and adolescents below 14 years of age.
STORAGE OF ARTHROFAST 150MG 14 TAB
store in dry place below 30 °C . Keep the medicinal product out of the reach and sight of children .
PACK OF ARTHROFAST 150MG 14 TAB
one or 2 (ALU/ PVC ) strip contains each of 7 tablets .
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