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Flotac 75mg Capsules 20's

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Description
Flotac 75 mg is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent (NSAID) with antipyretic and analgesic actions. It is primarily available as the sodium salt. Indication:-For the acute and chronic treatment of signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The anti-inflammatory effects of diclofenac are believed to be due to inhibition of both leukocyte migration and the enzyme cylooxygenase (COX-1 and COX-2), leading to the peripheral inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis. As prostaglandins sensitize pain receptors, inhibition of their synthesis is responsible for the analgesic effects of diclofenac. Antipyretic effects may be due to action on the hypothalamus, resulting in peripheral dilation, increased cutaneous blood flow, and subsequent heat dissipation.
How to use
The usual adult dosage ranges from 50 mg to 100 mg daily. The enteric-coated diclofenac sodium tablets are taken twice daily with food. Diclofenac potassium tablets are taken every 6 to 8 hours as needed with food. The long-acting (sustained-release, or SR) tablets are taken once daily with food or milk. The maximum recommended daily dose of diclofenac is 100 mg. The lowest effective dose of diclofenac for the shortest duration possible should be used. Capsules should be swallowed whole with some fluid. Do not crush or chew the tablets as this can change the way the medication is absorbed into your body. It may increase the risk of side effects, such as stomach irritation or bleeding.
Precautions
Hypersensitivity to Flotac sodium or to any of the excipients of Flotac. Active gastric or intestinal ulcer, bleeding or perforation. Last trimester of pregnancy. Hepatic, renal and severe cardiac failure. Patients in whom attacks of asthma, urticaria or acute rhinitis are precipitated by acetylsalicylic acid and/or other drugs with prostaglandin-synthetase inhibitory activity. Treatment of peri-operative pain in setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.