Overcoming Allergy To The Drug Diclofenac Sodium?
.. I want to ask I am a young midwife … I work in a clinic .. usually if someone has back pain .. I usually give diclofenac pottasium medicine .. r n yesterday my father complained of back pain .. I gave the drug .. why are you allergic .. itching all over my body .. is my father okay? because other patients have never experienced allergies to the drug ..
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Diclofenac is one of the painkillers included in the NSAID class or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that are used to relieve mild to moderate pain and reduce inflammation. This drug has two types, diclofenac potassium and diclofenac sodium, where the difference between the two is that in the time of absorption, potassium is faster so it is more often used to relieve pain.
Regarding your question, allergies themselves can happen to everyone, to any drug or substance. A person can be allergic to milk, cheese, eggs, crab, pollen, paracetamol, amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin and diclofenac is no exception for reasons that are still unknown until now but are believed to be genetic.
So you don't need to be confused, because in every drug there is a recommendation not to be given to people who have hypersensitivity or allergic reactions to these ingredients because that's what it is. And so far what can be done for those who are allergic to certain medicinal ingredients is to replace the drug with other ingredients that are not allergic. There are many other types of painkillers that your father could take. We just recommend not giving any painkillers because one of the examples is diclofenac, which is a prescription drug that a doctor has to get it.
So, hopefully it answers your question.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa