Giving The Drug Diclofenac Sodium In Patients With Osteoarthritis?

why is giving the drug diclofenac sodium given as many as 10 tablets for 5 days in patients with osteoarthritis?

1 Answer:

Hi Selvy,

Sodium diclofenac is a class of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) used to treat inflammation and moderate-severe pain such as joint pain, muscle aches, post-surgery. The use of this drug is adjusted to one's needs, generally the use of diclofenac sodium will be stopped after complaints heal.

The dose of diclofenac sodium to treat joint pain ranges from 100-150 mg per day with divided doses (for example 3x50 mg or 2x75 mg). Determination of diclofenac sodium dosage is done with the lowest effective dose principle because it has the potential to cause side effects. Thus, if the administration of sodium diclofenac 2 times a day can overcome joint pain then you do not need to consume it 3 times a day.

If you are still unclear about this, I strongly recommend that you consult with the doctor who treats you to get an explanation of your condition in detail because of course the doctor who treats you will understand more about your overall condition than just through online consultation.

May be useful,

dr. Budiono

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