Diclofenac Side Effects, How it Works, Upsides & Downsides

Diclofenac is an externally administered medicine. It is sold under a number of brand names with Cataflam and Cambia being the most common ones. This chemical substance belongs to the group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and has properties of an analgesic.


It is widely used to treat and control the inflammation and pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, minor sprains, and injuries. It is also used as a treatment for dysmenorrhea and is known to ease migraines and menstrual cramps in women.

It may also be used for other purposes not mentioned in the guide.

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