- GI upset
- Abdominal pain
- Flatulence (gas)
- Anorexia (loss of appetite)
- Elevated liver enzymes
Not everyone experiences these side effects. Additionally, there may be other side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Cataflam?
Some drugs may interact with this medication, including:
- Other NSAIDs (e.g. ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen)
- CYP2C9 inhibitors (e.g. voriconazole)
- CYP2C9 inducers (e.g. rifampicin)
- Antihypertensive agents (e.g. beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, ARBs)
- Potassium-sparing diuretics
- Anticoagulants (blood thinners)
- Diabetes medications
- SSRI antidepressants
Does food or alcohol interact with Cataflam?
Do not take this drug together with alcohol, as it can increase the risk of GI upset and bleeding. It is best to take this medication with meals to minimize any GI discomfort.
Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Cataflam?
This drug may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have, especially:
- Renal (kidney) insufficiency
- Hepatic (liver) insufficiency
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. Therefore, you should always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.
What is the dose for an adult?
For mild pain
Take 75 to 100 mg per day, divided into two or three doses.
Take 50 mg before the attack occurs. Take another 50 mg if pain is not relieved after 2 hours. You can continue taking 50 mg doses every 4 to 6 hours, if needed. Maximum dose is 200 mg per day.
Take 50 mg three times a day. Some patients may take 100 mg as a loading dose, then continue taking 50 mg for the succeeding doses.
For osteoarthritis pain
Take 50 mg two to three times a day, or as instructed by your physician.
For rheumatoid arthritis pain
Take 50 mg three to four times a day, or as instructed by your physician.
You should take the lowest effective dose for a limited duration. It is not recommended to take this medication everyday for long periods of time. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medication, even if it is an OTC drug.
What is the dose for a child?
For children 14 years and older
Give 75 mg to 100 mg per day, in 2 or 3 separate doses. Maximum dose is 150 mg per day.
For children 13 years old and below
This medication is not recommended. Talk to your child’s pediatrician for more information and alternatives.
How is Cataflam available?
Cataflam is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Sugar-coated tablet 25 mg (OTC), 50 mg (Rx)
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.