Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Diclofenac

Contributor(s): David Maggs, Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Name

  • Diclofenac sodium.

Class of drug

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Uses

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Indications

  • Control or prevention of intraocular inflammation (uveitis).
  • Before and after ocular surgery to mimimize intra-operative miosis and post-operative inflammation.
  • For analgesia following corneal surgery Cornea: suturing.
    Little information available regarding use in dog or cat

Administration

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Ward D A (1996) Comparative efficacy of topically applied flurbiprofen, diclofenac, tolmetin, and suprofen for the treatment of experimentally induced blood-aqueous barrier disruption in dogs. Am J Vet Res 57 (6), 875-878 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. Ramsey I (2017) 9th edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.
  • Ophthalmic Drug Facts 2000. Facts and Comparisons. Bartlett J D, St Louis, MO.

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