Cataflam is a brand product that contains Diclofenac, which belongs to a class of medications called Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by blocking the production of prostaglandin which helps to reduce pain. Therefore, it is used to treat acute pain in gout, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, and menstrual pain.
Cataflam is available as tablets. It is recommended to take with food to reduce stomach discomfort. The usual daily dose is 50mg three times daily.
Common side effects of Cataflam include stomach discomfort, nausea, bleeding gastric ulcer. With prolonged use, it may cause liver and kidney toxicity and increase the risk of a cardiovascular event.
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In Hong Kong, Cataflam is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
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For detailed information about the use of Cataflam in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.