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Diclofenac is used for the relief of pain, swelling, and joint stiffness caused by arthritis or gout. Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

  • NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug)
  • Treats attacks of gout
  • Relieves pain
  • Genuine medication
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Buy Diclofenac for Gout

You can safely buy it here at UK Meds. You will first need to have an online consultation with a pharmacist independent prescriber before your order will be supplied. The online consultation will ensure that Diclofenac is the right medication for your medical condition.

Diclofenac for Gout

Diclofenac is used for the relief of pain, swelling, and joint stiffness caused by arthritis (NHS, 2021). Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) (MHRA, 2013). Reducing the symptoms of arthritis will help you do more of your normal daily activities (WebMD, 2024).

Type of drugnon-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)
Health conditions prescribed forGout, arthritis symptoms (swelling, inflammation, joint pain & stiffness)
Active IngredientsDiclofenac sodium
Brand namesVoltaren, Cataflam, Cambia, Zorvolex
Available strengths25mg, 50mg
Available asTablets
Possible side effectsBlack poo, blood in vomit, diarrhoea, drowsiness, stomach aches, headaches, ringing in the ears
Patient Information LeafletFor more information on the medication please refer to the patient information leaflet for the Diclofenac.

Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug and it works by inhibiting a specific type of prostaglandin that causes inflammation (Alfaro & Davis, 2023).

For more information on the prescription medication patients should refer to the Diclofenac patient information leaflet.

The main benefit of using Diclofenac is the relief it provides to the symptoms of arthritis (Mayo Clinic, 2023), such as pain, a stiffness of the joints, and swelling. It effectively inhibits a specific type of prostaglandin that causes inflammation (Kim et al, 2016).

Diclofenac 25/50mg Tablets

Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor on how to use this product. It is important also that before you start using Diclofenac to read the Patient Information Leaflet that comes with the product package when you fill up your prescription. If you have any questions, you should ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Typically, Diclofenac may be taken by mouth with 8 ounces of water unless your doctor instructs you otherwise (WebMD, 2024). Do not lie down for 10 minutes after taking this drug (WebMD, 2024). If you experience stomach upset while taking this medication, you may take it with food, milk, or an antacid. However, food, milk, and antacid may slow down the absorption of the medicine and delay the pain relief (Mayo Clinic, 2024).

Swallow Diclofenac whole, without crushing, breaking or chewing the tablets as it can destroy the coating on the tablet, which can increase its side effects (NHS, 2021).

The dosage of this medication is based on your medical condition, your response to treatment, and other medications that you may be taking. Share with your doctor a list of all medications you are currently taking. You can minimize the risks of side effects, such as stomach bleeding, by taking the medication at the lowest dose for the shortest possible length of time (EMC, 2023). Do not increase your dose, or take the medication more often than what is prescribed by your doctor. For a chronic condition, continue taking Diclofenac as directed by your doctor.

It may take up to 2 weeks of regular use before you feel the full benefits of this drug (Mayo Clinic, 2024).

If you are using Diclofenac on an “as needed” basis, this medicine will work best if taken at the first signs of pain as it may not work if you wait until the pain has worsened (WebMD, 2024).

Diclofenac Reviews

See what gout patients have to say about their experiences with the medication by taking a look at the diclofenac user reviews and experiences available at Drugs.com and Web MD.

Diclofenac FAQs

Yes. You can typically take paracetamol with Diclofenac NHS, 2021). However, you should always consult your doctor to ensure that you are taking diclofenac safely to suit your individual requirements.

No. You should not take diclofenac with any other NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen as they can potentially cause side effects (NHS, 2021).

Whilst it is a rare occurrence, some patients taking Diclofenac can feel dizzy, tired and/or sleepy (NHS, 2021).

Yes. Diclofenac is more potent than Ibuprofen. Ibuprofen is less potent than Diclofenac, therefore it is available to purchase over the counter without a prescription, whereas, Diclofenac is a prescription-only medication (Drugs.com, 2023). You should always consult your doctor or healthcare provider prior to starting treatment with Diclofenac.

Yes. Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, commonly referred to as an 'NSAID' (NHS, 2021).

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