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Reactin-100 SR (Diclofenac Sodium) - 100mg (10 Tablets)

Reactin-100 SR (Diclofenac Sodium) - 100mg (10 Tablets)

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Reactin 100 SR (Diclofenac Sodium) - 100mg (10 Tablets)

Reactin SR 100 is a slow release tablet containtin the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) Diclofenac or Diclofenac Sodium. It is used to treat inflammatory and degenerative forms of rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, acute or chronic pain conditions in which there is an inflammatory component, symptoms of menstrual pain (period pain).

Reactin (Diclofenac Sodium) Dosage and Administration

Reactin 100 SR is sold as a blister strip of 10 x 100mg slow release tablets. Reactin 50mg Tablets are also available.

These tablets contains a special coating to slow their dissolving. Do not chew or crush the tablets. Swallow them whole with a glass of water.

Your doctor will tell you how may tablets you require for your ondition and when to take the tablets. For most people 75mg-150mg per day is taken in divided doses.

Reactin SR (Diclofenac Sodium) Side Effects

Reactin SR can cause some mild and temporary side effects. These include:

  • stomach pain including nausea(feeling sick), vomiting,indigestion, loss of appetite, weight loss, wind, abdominalcramps
  • heartburn or pain behind or below the breastbone (possible symptoms of an ulcer in the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach)
  • constipation, diarrhoea
  • skin rashes, skin inflammation with flaking or peeling
  • dizziness, spinning sensation
  • drowsiness, disorientation, forgetfulness
  • headache
  • sore mouth or tongue
  • altered taste sensation
  • feeling depressed, anxious or irritable
  • strange or disturbing thoughts or moods, nightmares, sleeplessness, shakiness
  • tingling or numbness of the hands or feet
  • feeling fast or irregular heart beat
  • unusual weight gain or swelling of ankles or legs due to fluid build up
  • symptoms of sunburn that happen more quickly than usual (redness, itching, swelling, blistering of the lips, eyes, mouth and/or skin)
  • blurred or double vision
  • difficulty hearing, buzzing or ringing of the ears
  • hair loss or thinning
  • hypertension (high blood pressure)

Below is a list of more rare, but very serious side effects. If you experience any of the folllwing side effects you should seek urgent medical attention.

  • red or purple skin
  • severe pain or tenderness in the stomach, vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds, bleeding from the back passage, black sticky bowel motions (stools) or bloody diarrhoea
  • rash, itching or hives on the skin, swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing, low blood pressure (hypotension), fainting, shortness of breath (possible allergic reaction)
  • wheezing, troubled breathing or feelings of tightness in the chest (signs of asthma)
  • persistent nausea, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, vomiting, pain in the upper right abdomen, yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine or pale bowel motions
  • constant "flu-like" symptoms (chills, fever, sore throat, aching joints, swollen glands, tiredness or lack of energy), bleeding or bruising more easily than normal
  • development of painful red areas, large blisters, peeling of skin, bleeding lips, eyes, mouth, nose or genitals which may be accompanied by fever and chills, aching muscles and generally feeling unwell (possible serious skin reaction)
  • sudden and severe headache, stiff neck, severe nausea, dizziness, numbness, difficulty in speaking, paralysis, fainting, convulsions/seizures (fits)
  • change in the colour or amount of urine passed, blood in the urine, burning feeling when passing urine and frequent need to urinate
  • sudden and oppressive chest pains which may be a sign of a heart attack
  • breathlessness, difficulty breathing when lying down, swelling of the feet or legs

Reactin SR (Diclofenac Sodium) Warnings and Precautions

Before taking Reactin SR, tell you doctor of all medicines you are taking to make sure there are no possible drug interactions

Diclofenac is not recommended in pregnant or breat-feeding women.

Tell you doctor if you have any infections before taking Reactin SR.

Do not take any other treatments for arthritis (aspirin, other NSAIDs, other salicylates) at the same time as Reactin SR (Diclofenac Sodium).

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