Data from EMC - Curated by EPG Health - Last updated 20 October 2016


Diclofenac sodium is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) recommended for the treatment of:

- rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis

- acute gout

- low back pain

- the relief of pain in fractures

- acute musculo-skeletal disorders and trauma including periarthritis (particularly frozen shoulder), bursitis, tendinitis, tenosynovitis, dislocations, sprains and strains

- the control of pain and inflammation in orthopaedic, dental and other minor surgery


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