GENERIC NAME: DICLOFENAC - RECTAL SUPPOSITORY (dye-KLO-fen-ack)
USES: This medication is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug which relieves pain and reduces inflammation (swelling). It is used to treat muscle aches, dental pain, and athletic injuries. It is commonly used to treat the pain, swelling and stiffness associated with arthritis.
HOW TO USE: Unwrap the suppository and insert rectally while lying down on your side.
SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, loss of appetite, or local rectal irritation may occur. If these effects persist or become severe, notify your doctor. Inform your doctor promptly if you develop: ringing in the ears/hearing loss, vision changes, rectal bleeding. If you notice any of the following unlikely but very serious side effects, stop taking this drug and consult your doctor or pharmacist immediately: black stools, persistent stomach/ abdominal pain, vomit that looks like coffee grounds. An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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