Serratiopeptidase+ Diclofenac is a combination medicine used to provide relief from pain and inflammation. Pain is a symptom triggered by the nervous system, causing uncomfortable sensations in the body. Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain responsible for causing pain and inflammation (redness and swelling). Serratiopeptidase is an enzyme that works by breaking down abnormal proteins at the site of inflammation thereby promoting healing. The anti-inflammatory action of Serratiopeptidase+ Diclofenac provides relief from pain in conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis.
Do not self-medicate the medicine. Take the tablets as per the prescribed dosage and duration by the doctor. Do not crush, chew or break the tablets. Swallow the whole tablet with water. Some users may observe side effects such as nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, headache, indigestion, and diarrhea. Usually, the side effects are temporary and do not last for a long time. However, consult your doctor if the side effects persist or get worse. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any active ingredient used in the tablets or similar medicines. Also, share your medical history and current health conditions.
Uses of Serratiopeptidase+ Diclofenac Tablets
The tablets are composed of Serratiopeptidase and Diclofenac which provide relief from pain and inflammation. Diclofenac blocks the action of chemical messengers in the brain responsible for causing pain. Serratiopeptidase breaks down the abnormal proteins at the site of inflammation, thereby reducing inflammation. The Serratiopeptidase+ Diclofenac tablets are used in the following health conditions to relieve pain:
- rheumatoid arthritis
- ankylosing spondylitis
- muscle pain
- tooth pain
- bone and joint pain
- period pain
- ear pain
- sore throat
- nose pain
Side Effects of Serratiopeptidase+ Diclofenac tablets
There are mild to moderate side effects of Serratiopeptidase+ Diclofenac tablets that are individual in nature. The side effects depend on the health condition and response to the therapy. Mostly the side effects do not last for a long time and get resolved with time. If the side effects persist or get severe with time, immediately consult your doctor.
- Abdominal pain
- Decreased appetite
- Increased transaminase level in the blood
Some drugs may interact with each other and cause adverse health effects. The drugs may also interact with certain food items and health conditions to produce the same ill effects.
Interaction with Drugs:
- pain killers (aspirin, ibuprofen)
- immunosuppressants (cyclosporine, tacrolimus)
- anti-psychotic (lithium)
- cardiac glycoside (digoxin)
- blood thinner (warfarin)
- anti-rheumatoid (methotrexate)
- antacid (magnesium hydroxide)
- anti-fungal (ketoconazole, miconazole, fluconazole, voriconazole)
- anti-arrhythmic (amiodarone)
- anti-gout (sulfinpyrazone)
- anti-emetic (metoclopramide, domperidone)
- bile acid sequestrant (cholestyramine)
- anti-cancer (imatinib)
- antibiotic (chloramphenicol)
- anti-progestational steroid (mifepristone)
- anti-hypertensives medicines
Interaction with Disease:
- stomach ulcer or perforation
- bleeding problems
- bypass surgery
- heart attack
- blood circulation problems
- inflammation of the intestines
- kidney or liver problems
Precautions and Warnings
1. Do not consume alcohol as it may worsen your health condition or cause adverse health effects.
2. Pregnant women should consult a doctor before consuming the medicine as it may affect the fetus.
3. Keep the medicine away from the children and pets. Carefully dispose of expired and discarded medicines.
4. Breastfeeding mothers should also consult before taking the medicine as it may pass into the breast milk and affect the newborn.
5. Store the tablets in a cool and dry place, away from sunlight.
6. Kidney and Liver patients should be cautious of the medicine as it may worsen health disorders.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Is it safe to use Serratiopeptidase+ Diclofenac?
Yes, Serratiopeptidase+ Diclofenac is safe for most patients. However, in some patients, it may cause common unwanted side effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, heartburn, and diarrhea.
2. Can the use of Serratiopeptidase+ Diclofenac cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Serratiopeptidase+ Diclofenac can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady, or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.