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10.1.1 Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Differences in anti-inflammatory activity between different NSAIDs are small; pain relief starts soon after taking the first dose and full analgesia is normally obtained within one week; anti-inflammatory effects may take 3 weeks to achieve. If an inadequate response is obtained within these time intervals, a different NSAID should be tried.

When used at high doses for long-term treatment, non-selective NSAIDs may also be associated with a small increased risk of thrombotic events. Diclofenac is associated with a higher risk than naproxen.  There may be a small risk with high doses of ibuprofen (2.4g daily) but lower doses (1.2g daily or less) are not associated with an increased risk.

NICE NG73Endometriosis: diagnosis and management

Smaller pack sizes are available OTC

Pack
100 tablet
Pack
100 tablet
Pack
100 ml

MHRA Safety Update: Diclofenac: new contraindications and warnings

Pack
84 tablet
Pack
84 tablet
Pack
56 capsule
Pack
28 capsule
Pack
21 tablet

Diclofenac suppositories are preferred to diclofenac injection (which may be painful when given IM) for the acute relief of pain e.g. biliary colic.

Pack
10 suppository

Diclofenac suppositories are preferred to diclofenac injection (which may be painful when given IM) for the acute relief of pain e.g. biliary colic.

Pack
10 suppository

Diclofenac suppositories are preferred to diclofenac injection (which may be painful when given IM) for the acute relief of pain e.g. biliary colic.

Pack
10 suppository

Diclofenac suppositories are preferred to diclofenac injection (which may be painful when given IM) for the acute relief of pain e.g. biliary colic.

Pack
10 suppository
Pack
10 ampoule
Pack
5 ampoule
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  • Specialist Initiated Drugs
  • Specialist Only Drugs
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