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(diclofenac potassium) for Oral Solution
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WARNING: RISK OF SERIOUS CARDIOVASCULAR AND GASTROINTESTINAL EVENTS
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may increase the risk of serious cardiovascular (CV) thrombotic events, myocardial infarction, and stroke, which can be fatal. This risk may increase with duration of use. Patients with cardiovascular disease or risk factors for cardiovascular disease may be at greater risk [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
- CAMBIA (diclofenac potassium for oral solution) is contraindicated for the treatment of peri-operative pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery [see CONTRAINDICATIONS and WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
- NSAIDs increase the risk of serious gastrointestinal (GI) adverse events including bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the stomach or intestines, which can be fatal. These events can occur at any time during use and without warning symptoms. Elderly patients are at greater risk for serious gastrointestinal events [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
CAMBIA (Diclofenac Potassium for Oral Solution) is a benzeneacetic acid derivative NSAID. CAMBIA (diclofenac potassium for oral solution) is available as a buffered soluble powder, designed to be mixed with water prior to oral administration.
CAMBIA (diclofenac potassium for oral solution) is a white to off-white, buffered, flavored, powder for oral solution packaged in individual unit dose packets [see HOW SUPPLIED].
The chemical name for diclofenac potassium is 2-[(2,6-dichlorophenyl)amino] benzeneacetic acid monopotassium salt. The molecular weight of diclofenac potassium is 334.25. Its molecular formula is C14H10Cl2NKO2, and it has the following structural formula:
The inactive ingredients in CAMBIA (diclofenac potassium for oral solution) include: aspartame (equivalent to 25 mg phenylalanine), flavoring agents (anise and mint), glycerol behenate, mannitol, potassium bicarbonate, and saccharin sodium.
What are the possible side effects of diclofenac (Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Voltaren-XR, Zipsor)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using diclofenac and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;
- black, bloody, or tarry stools;
- coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
- swelling or rapid weight gain, urinating less than usual or not at...
What are the precautions when taking diclofenac potassium for oral solution (Cambia)?
Before taking diclofenac, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to aspirin or other NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: asthma (including a history of worsening breathing after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs), blood disorders (such as anemia, bleeding/clotting problems), kidney disease, liver disease, growths in the nose (nasal polyps), heart disease (such as congestive heart failure, previous heart attack), high blood pressure, stroke, swelling of the ankles/feet/hands,...
Last reviewed on RxList: 7/7/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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