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Dosing With Diclofenac Potassium

General Information on Dosing With Diclofenac Potassium

Some considerations for people taking diclofenac potassium include:
  • It is usually recommended to take NSAIDs (like diclofenac potassium) with food to help prevent stomach upset. However, food may cause this medication to work more slowly.


  • It is important to take the lowest effective dose for the least amount of time in order to treat your condition. This will decrease the chances of developing serious side effects.
  • Diclofenac potassium should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level of medicine in your blood (except when use to treat migraines, when it is only used during a migraine).


  • For diclofenac potassium to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed.


  • It may take several weeks for diclofenac potassium may to begin working to its full potential, especially when used for arthritis treatment.
  • If you do not take your diclofenac potassium as scheduled, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is close to the next scheduled dose, skip the missed one and continue with normal dosing. Do not take a double dose at one time or take your dose with other NSAIDs. However, it is generally okay to take it with acetaminophen (Tylenol®).
  • If you are unsure about anything related to diclofenac potassium or your diclofenac potassium dosage, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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