Diclofenac is used to relieve pain and swelling (inflammation) from various mild to moderate painful conditions. It is used to treat muscle aches backaches dental pain menstrual cramps and sports injuries. It also reduces pain swelling and joint stiffness caused by arthritis. Reducing these symptoms helps you do more of your normal daily activities. This medication is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
If you are treating a chronic condition such as arthritis ask your doctor about non-drug treatments and/or using other medications to treat your pain. See also Warning section.
Upset stomach nausea heartburn diarrhea constipation gas headache drowsiness and dizziness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to