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Diclofenac+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

Molecule Description

Diclofenac+Paracetamol is a combination medicine. It is used to relieve pain su

ch as headache, back pain, body ache, toothache, joint pain. It helps reduce swelling, pain and stiffness in the case of arthritis and spondylitis. Diclofenac+Paracetamol, this combination works by reducing the formation of certain chemicals responsible for the sensation of pain, swelling, and inflammation. It is available in the form of tablet, capsule, syrup, oral liquid, gel, oil, injection. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from, before starting diclofenac+paracetamol


Uses of Diclofenac+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

Diclofenac+Paracetamol is used to relieve pain and inflammation associated with various conditions.

Contraindications of Diclofenac+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

When should one not use Diclofenac+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

  • If you are allergic to paracetamol, diclofenac, or similar medicines.
  • If you have problems with your heart, liver or kidneys
  • If you suffer from a brain disorder.
  • If you have a history of frequent stomach ulcers and bleeding or have an active ulcer.
  • If you are pregnant (especially third trimester).
  • If you experience asthma, skin rashes, swelling & allergies after taking aspirin or any other painkillers.

Side effects of Diclofenac+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Sleepiness
  • Injection/Application site reactions

Precautions and Warnings of Diclofenac+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen



Can I take/apply diclofenac+paracetamol during pregnancy?
Diclofenac+Paracetamol should not be used during pregnancy or if you are planning to conceive, consult your doctor before using it.

Breast Feeding

Can I take/apply diclofenac+paracetamol while breastfeeding?
It is not advised to use diclofenac+paracetamol while breastfeeding.


Can I drive if I have taken/applied diclofenac+paracetamol?
Diclofenac+Paracetamol may make you feel dizzy, thus you need to be cautious while driving.


Can I consume alcohol with diclofenac+paracetamol?
You must not consume alcohol with diclofenac+paracetamol, as it may worsen your liver problems.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have problems with your heart, liver or kidneys.
  • You are suffering from gastrointestinal problems such as bleeding, ulcers in the intestine (perforation) or Crohn's disease.
  • You have asthma
  • You are suffering from any conditions related to blood clotting.
  • You have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE - an autoimmune disease).
  • You are above 60 years or are taking diuretics (water pills)
  • You develop skin rashes & lesions after taking this medicine.
  • You consume alcohol regularly

Mode of Action of Diclofenac+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

How Does It Work?

Diclofenac+Paracetamol works by interfering with the production of a chemical called prostaglandins, which is responsible for swelling and pain.

Interactions of Diclofenac+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way diclofenac+paracetamol works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Especially if you are taking medicines to treat your heart problems, psychiatric illnesses, diabetes, high blood pressure, blood cholesterol levels, tuberculosis, gout, HIV infection, allergy, infecti...
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Content Details


Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: In which all dosage forms is diclofenac+paracetamol available?

A: Diclofenac+Paracetamol is available in the form of tablet, capsule, syrup, oral liquid, gel, oil, injection

Q: Is Diclofenac+Paracetamol available as tablet?

A: Yes, Diclofenac+Paracetamol is available in the form of tablet
Last Updated on: 19 Nov 2021 | 10:55 AM (IST)

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