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What are Olfen tablets used for?

Answered by: Chandra M. Gulhati
Editor,
MIMS,
New Delhi

Q. What do Olfen 100 SR tablets treat? What are their main functions? Can they be given to a patient with a heart problem? What is the recommended dosage? What are its side effects?

A.  Olfen 100 SR is the brand name of a pain-killer called diclofenac sodium 100mg. It should be avoided in people with high blood pressure and heart diseases, though it is not totally prohibited in these conditions. Its side effects include: nausea, tummy ache, headache, retention of water in the body (oedema), dizziness, skin rash etc. There are other rare side effects.

A.  Olfen 100 SR is the brand name of a pain-killer called diclofenac sodium 100mg. It should be avoided in people with high blood pressure and heart diseases, though it is not totally prohibited in these conditions. Its side effects include: nausea, tummy ache, headache, retention of water in the body (oedema), dizziness, skin rash etc. There are other rare side effects.

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