The Period Of Consumption Of Diclofenac Sodium For Complaints Of Chest Pain?
Good evening, I want to ask My friend often complains of chest pain, palpitations and pain. After checking to the nearest health center he was given Na diclofenac 50 mg with a dose of 2×1 tablets after meals if sick. Is it safe to consume and how long should it be? Thank you
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Diclofenac sodium is a drug from the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory class. This medicine is a drug used to relieve inflammation and pain. However, of course, not all pain can be relieved with this drug, it should be known in advance the causes of chest pain experienced by your friend. To be able to know for sure the cause, you should be informed further, how the characteristics of chest pain are felt, since when the pain was felt, whenever the pain arises, what triggers the emergence of pain, anything that can relieve the pain, other symptoms felt when pain is moderate appeared, etc. In addition, physical examination must be done directly and also supporting examinations such as ECG, chest X-ray, blood tests, or other examinations to help rule out the possibility of dangerous diagnoses such as heart attacks, coronary heart disease, or certain disorders of the lung.
The drug is a symptomatic drug (a drug to relieve symptoms only), therefore you should find out more about the cause of your friend's chest pain in order to be given treatment for a definite cause of chest pain. Ask more clearly the doctor who checked your friend the exact diagnosis of the cause of chest pain, if it is not yet known with certainty, you should do further tests to the doctor of internal medicine to confirm the diagnosis.
Sodium diclofenac is safe for drinking in the short term and only occasionally (only when it hurts), but make sure this drug is taken after meals to avoid side effects in the stomach. If the pain persists, your friend should see a doctor again.
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