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Cataflam

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Cataflam




Indications
Dosage
How Supplied

INDICATIONS

Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of CATAFLAM® (diclofenac potassium immediate-release tablets) and other treatment options before deciding to use CATAFLAM. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals (see WARNINGS; Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Ulceration, and Perforation).

CATAFLAM is indicated:

  • For treatment of primary dysmenorrhea
  • For relief of mild to moderate pain
  • For relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis
  • For relief of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of CATAFLAM® (diclofenac potassium immediate-release tablets) and other treatment options before deciding to use CATAFLAM. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals (see WARNINGS; Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Ulceration, and Perforation).

After observing the response to initial therapy with CATAFLAM, the dose and frequency should be adjusted to suit an individual patient's needs.

For treatment of pain or primary dysmenorrhea the recommended dosage is 50 mg three times a day. With experience, physicians may find that in some patients an initial dose of 100 mg of CATAFLAM, followed by 50-mg doses, will provide better relief.

For the relief of osteoarthritis the recommended dosage is 100-150 mg/day in divided doses, 50 mg twice a day. or three times a day.

For the relief of rheumatoid arthritis the recommended dosage is 150-200 mg/day in divided doses, 50 mg three times a day or four times a day.

Different formulations of diclofenac [Voltaren® (diclofenac sodium enteric-coated tablets); Voltaren®-XR (diclofenac sodium extended-release tablets); CATAFLAM® (diclofenac potassium immediate-release tablets)] are not necessarily bioequivalent even if the milligram strength is the same.

HOW SUPPLIED

CATAFLAM® (diclofenac potassium immediate-release tablets)

50 mg – light brown, round, biconvex, sugar-coated tablets (imprinted CATAFLAM on one side and 50 on the other side in black ink)

Bottles of 100...................NDC 0078-0436-05

Store at room temperature 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F); excursions permitted between 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].

Dispense in tight container (USP).

Manufactured by: Patheon Inc., Whitby Operations Ontario, Canada L1N 5Z5. Distributed by: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation East Hanover, New Jersey 07936. Revised: May 2016

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/7/2016

Indications
Dosage
How Supplied

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