• NSAIDs may cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, myocardial infarction, and stroke, which can be fatal. This risk may increase with duration of use. Patients with cardiovascular disease or risk factors for cardiovascular disease may be at greater risk. (See WARNINGS.)
• Cataflam® (diclofenac potassium immediate-release tablets) is contraindicated for the treatment of perioperative pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery (see WARNINGS).
• NSAIDs cause an increased risk of serious gastrointestinal adverse events including inflammation, bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the stomach or intestines, which can be fatal. These events can occur at any time during use and without warning symptoms. Elderly patients are at greater risk for serious gastrointestinal events. (See WARNINGS.)
Cataflam« (diclofenac potassium immediate-release tablets), is a benzeneacetic acid derivative. Cataflam is available as immediate-release Tablets of 50 mg (light brown) for oral administration. The chemical name is 2-[(2,6-dichlorophenyl)amino] benzeneacetic acid, monopotassium salt.
Cataflam« (diclofenac potassium immediate-release tablets) is indicated:
For treatment of primary dysmenorrhea
For relief of mild to moderate pain
For relief of signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis
For relief of signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
Published Studies Related to Cataflam (Diclofenac)
Diacerein as adjuvant to diclofenac sodium in osteoarthritis knee. 
sodium in treatment of Indian patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA) knee... CONCLUSION: Use of diacerein and diclofenac sodium together decreases pain and
Wound Infiltration with Bupivacaine and Intramuscular Diclofenac Reduces Postoperative Tramadol Consumption in Patients Undergoing Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy: A Prospective, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Randomized Study. [2011.12]
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of wound infiltration with bupivacaine and i.m. diclofenac administration on patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) tramadol consumptions and postoperative pain in patients who underwent radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) under general anesthesia. Previous studies have found only limited or no benefits of local anesthetics for postoperative opioid consumption and pain relief after RRP... CONCLUSIONS: This prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study demonstrated that wound infiltration with bupivacaine during surgical closure combined with i.m. diclofenac administration might decrease in 24 hours with PCA tramadol consumption in patients who underwent RRP under general anesthesia. Copyright (c) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Onset of action of diclofenac potassium liquid-filled capsules in dental surgery patients. [2011.09]
CONCLUSIONS: These results indicate that DPSGC was efficacious in providing a rapid onset of confirmed perceptible pain relief within 30 minutes of administration in these single dose postoperative dental pain studies.
Randomized, open-label, 5-way crossover study to evaluate the pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic interaction between furosemide and the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs diclofenac and ibuprofen in healthy volunteers. [2011.08]
OBJECTIVE: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can induce renal complications in patients taking loop diuretics. This study investigated the pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic effects and safety profile of orally administered diclofenac sodium, ibuprofen and diclofenac epolamine topical patch (DETP) on furosemide in healthy adult subjects... CONCLUSIONS: Pharmacodynamic effects were seen with oral diclofenac (urine output) and ibuprofen (urine sodium excretion). Furosemide also affected plasma and urine pharmacokinetic profiles. Pharmacologic effects of DETP on furosemide were not observed under these conditions. Additional research is warranted to delineate the potential interactions of other NSAIDs with furosemide and other loop diuretics.
Comparison of topical 3% diclofenac sodium gel and 5% imiquimod cream for the treatment of actinic keratoses. [2011.07]
BACKGROUND: There is a wide spectrum of treatments available for actinic keratosis (AK). Topical diclofenac sodium and imiquimod are two topical treatments, which are noninvasive, easily applied, well-tolerated and effective. AIM: To compare the effects of topical 3% diclofenac sodium plus hyaluranon (DFS) gel, 5% imiquimod (IMQ) cream, and base cream (BC) in patients with AK... CONCLUSIONS: Although DFS and IMQ each had considerable efficacy in the treatment of AK, the efficacy of DFS seemed to decrease after cessation of treatment. (c) The Author(s). CED (c) 2011 British Association of Dermatologists.
Clinical Trials Related to Cataflam (Diclofenac)
Study to Compare the Pharmacokinetics of IV Diclofenac Sodium (2 Doses)Versus Oral Diclofenac Potassium [Completed]
The purpose of this study is to assess the pharmacokinetic parameters of intravenous
diclofenac sodium (DIC075V) 18. 75 mg and 37. 5 mg following single- and multiple-dose
administration, as compared to oral diclofenac potassium (Cataflam« 50 mg), the approved
Assess Platelet Function and Safety After Administration of Injectable Diclofenac Compared to Ketorolac and Aspirin in Adult Male Volunteers [Completed]
This study will assess platelet function and safety in healthy male volunteers following
doses of intravenous diclofenac compared to cataflam, intravenous ketorolac and aspirin.
A Study Comparing Diclofenac Sodium Gel 3% to Solaraze´┐Ż Gel 3% in the Treatment of Actinic Keratosis [Recruiting]
The objective of this study is to compare the relative efficacy and safety of the test
formulation diclofenac sodium gel 3% (Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc.) to the marketed formulation
Solaraze« (diclofenac sodium) Gel 3% (Fougera Pharms) in the treatment of actinic keratosis.
Both the test and reference formulations will also be compared to a placebo formulation to
test for superiority.
A Clinical Study in Healthy Male Volunteers to Compare the Bioequivalence of Fixed Dose Combination of Eperisone Hydrochloride 50mg Plus Diclofenac Sodium 50mg as Capsule With Eperisone Hydrochloride 50mg and Diclofenac Sodium 50mg Tablets Under Fasting Conditions [Recruiting]
The primary objective of this study is to compare the bioavailabilities of a single fixed
dose combination of eperisone 50 mg plus diclofenac 50 mg capsules with the
bioavailabilities of eperisone 50 mg tablets and diclofenac 50 mg tablets in healthy human
adult male subjects under fasting conditions.
Effects of Pennsaid on Clinical Neuropathic Pain [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to see if the drug Pennsaid (Diclofenac) can help reduce pain
felt by people with chronic nerve pain. The drug will be used 2-4 times each day for 2
The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Pennsaid to treat osteoarthritis
(bone pain), but the FDA has not approved Pennsaid to treat neuropathic (nerve) pain.
The research study will compare Pennsaid to placebo.
Reports of Suspected Cataflam (Diclofenac) Side Effects
Pain in Extremity (4),
Abdominal Discomfort (3),
Eye Swelling (3),
Gait Disturbance (3),
Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy (2), more >>
PATIENT REVIEWS / RATINGS / COMMENTS
Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Cataflam has an overall score of 10. The effectiveness score is 10 and the side effect score is 10. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst.
Cataflam review by 37 year old female patient
|Overall rating:|| || |
|Effectiveness:|| || Highly Effective|
|Side effects:|| || No Side Effects|
|Condition / reason:|| || lower back pain|
|Dosage & duration:|| || 50 mg taken when needed, once or twice a year for the period of 5 to 7 days|
|Other conditions:|| || lower back pain|
|Other drugs taken:|| || none|
|Benefits:|| || It eliminated the pain in my lower back for 8 hours at a time and after taking the full corse it seemed to have reduced the inflammation causing the pain.|
|Side effects:|| || I noticed no side effects, other than a one time stomach ache. This medication is associated with stomach problems when taken for longer periods, but the longest I used it was 7 days.|
|Comments:|| || I took this medication for 7 days for lower back pain, 2 times a day.|
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