Rapidus 50: Each coated tablet contains Diclofenac Potassium 50 mg.
Rapidus is indicated for the short term treatment of the following acute conditions where a rapid onset of effect is particularly important:
-Painful post-traumatic inflammatory conditions.
-Post-operative inflammation and pain such as dental or orthopaedic surgery.
-Painful and/or inflammatory conditions in gynaecology such as primary
dysmenorrhoea or adnexitis.
-Painful syndromes of the vertebral column.
Rapidus is contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcer or known for hypersensitivity to diclofenac or other NSAIDs. Like other NSAIDs, diclofenac is contraindicated for patients in whom attacks of urticaria, asthma, or acute rhinitis have been precipitated by aspirin or other prostaglandin synthetase inhibitors.
Interaction with other drugs:
Diclofenac may increase serum levels of digoxin or lithium when given together with preparations containing these substances. Some NSAIDs can inhibit the effect of diuretics.
Dosage and Administration:
The usual recommended adult daily dose is 100-150 mg in 2-3 divided doses. In milder cases and for children over 14 years of age the daily dose IS 75-100 mg in 3-4 divided doses. The tablets should be swallowed with liquid.
Generally diclofenac is well tolerated, the most common gastrointestinal side effects include: dyspepsia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.