I am curently taking diclofenac 50mg, I have a sudden attack of gout in my left toe spreading to my foot, how many tablets should i take ? taking one three times a day ( Have not taken them in 3 weeks )
Gout pains can be reduced by taking NSAIDs (Non Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs). Diclofenac is one of NSAIDs. Other agents helpful include Anti inflammatory agents like Cochicine and steroids.
NSAIDs are the preferred first line of treatment. However, they are not advisable if someone has a sensitive stomach with dyspeptic disease, as there is a risk of drug induced gastritis and peptic ulcers.
Normal dosage of Diclofenac is 50 mg twice a day. But, it is advisable to see the doctor before starting treatment who will exclude any dyspeptic disease before prescribing the medication. Thank you.
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