Cambia (Diclofenac Potassium)

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Cambia Solution 50mg

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Manufactured by: Tribute Pharmaceutical Canada Inc
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Cambia (Diclofenac Potassium) Dosage and Side Effects

CAMBIA is used to treat a migraine attack.

Warnings and Precautions

BEFORE you use CAMBIA talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have, or previously had:

  • Congestive heart failure

  • Heart attack or angina

  • Stroke or mini-stroke

  • High blood pressure

  • High cholesterol

  • Diabetes mellitus or on a low sugar diet

  • Atherosclerosis (vascular disease)

  • Poor circulation to your extremities

  • Smoker or ex-smoker

  • Kidney disease or urine problems

  • Previous ulcer or bleeding from the stomach or gut

  • Previous bleeding in the brain

  • Bleeding problems

  • Family history of allergy to NSAIDs, such as acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), celecoxib, diclofenac, diflunisal, etodolac, fenoprofen, flurbiprofen, ibuprofen, indomethacin, ketoprofen, ketorolac, mefenamic acid, meloxicam, nabumetone, naproxen, oxaprozin, piroxicam, rofecoxib, sulindac, tenoxicam, tiaprofenic acid, tolmetin, or valdecoxib (NOT a complete list)

  • Family history of asthma, nasal polyps, long-term swelling of the sinus (chronic sinusitis) or hives

  • Family history of allergy to sulfonamide drugs

  • Any other medical problem such as alcohol abuse

  • A history of stomach upset

Also, before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are planning to get pregnant. CAMBIA is not recommended during pregnancy because it may harm the baby.

While taking this medication:

  • tell any other doctor, dentist, pharmacist or other health care professional that you see, that you are taking this medication, especially if you are planning to have heart surgery;

  • do NOT drink alcoholic beverages while taking this medication because you would be more likely to develop stomach problems;

  • fertility may be decreased. The use of CAMBIA is not recommended in women trying to get pregnant. In women who have difficulty conceiving, stopping CAMBIA should be considered.

Phenylketonurics:

Contains Aspartame.

Side Effects

CAMBIA may cause some side effects, especially when used for a long time or in large doses. When these side effects occur, you may require medical attention. Report all symptoms or side effects to your doctor.

CAMBIA may cause you to become drowsy or tired. Be careful about driving or participating in activities that require you to be alert. If you become drowsy, dizzy or light-headed after taking CAMBIA, do NOT drive or operate machinery.

CAMBIA may cause you to become more sensitive to sunlight. Any exposure to sunlight or sunlamps may cause sunburn, skin blisters, skin rash, redness, itching or discolouration, or vision changes. If you have a reaction from the sun, check with your doctor.

Check with your doctor IMMEDIATELY if you develop chills, fever, muscle aches or pains, or other flu-like symptoms, especially if they occur before or together with a skin rash. These symptoms may be the first signs of a SERIOUS ALLERGIC REACTION to this medication.

Interactions with this medication

Talk to your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medication (prescription or non-prescription); such as any of the medications listed below (this is NOT a complete list).

Drugs that may interact with CAMBIA include:

  • Acetaminophen

  • Acetylsalicylic Acid (ASA) or other NSAIDs, e.g. aspirin, celecoxib, diclofenac, ibuprofen, indomethacin, ketorolac, meloxicam, naproxen. Do NOT take these medicines when you take CAMBIA.

  • Alcohol

  • Antidepressants, including Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), e.g. citalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline) and Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs), e.g. duloxetine, desvenlafaxine, venlafaxine)

  • Blood pressure medications:

    • ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors) e.g. enalapril, lisinopril, perindopril, ramipril

    • ARBs (angiotensin II receptor blockers), e.g. candesartan, irbesartan, losartan, valsartan

  • Blood thinners, e.g. warfarin, ASA, clopidogrel

  • Corticosteroids (including glucocorticoids), e.g. prednisone

  • Cyclosporine

  • Digoxin

  • Diuretics, e.g. furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide

  • Glucocorticoids

  • Lithium

  • Methotrexate

  • Oral contraceptives

  • Oral hypoglycemics (diabetes medications)

  • Phenytoin

  • Probenecid

  • Quinolone antibacterials

  • Sulfinpyrazone

  • Tacrolimus

  • Voriconazole

  • Warfarin-Type Anticoagulants

Your doctor may prescribe low dose ASA (acetylsalicylic acid) as a blood thinner to reduce your risk of having a heart attack or stroke while you are taking CAMBIA. Take only the amount of ASA prescribed by your doctor. You are more likely to upset or damage your stomach if you take both CAMBIA and ASA than if you took CAMBIA alone.

Proper Use of this medication

Usual dose for adults over 18 years of age:

One individual dose sachet at any time during a migraine attack.

Directions for use:

Open individual dose sachet only when ready to use.

Empty the contents of one individual dose sachet into 30 to 60 mL (1 to 2 ounces) of water.

Do not use liquids other than water.

Mix to ensure that the powder is completely dissolved.

Drink the water-powder mixture immediately after mixing.

Taking CAMBIA with a meal may delay pain relief; however food may reduce possible stomach and intestinal side-effects.

Take CAMBIA only as directed by your doctor. Do NOT take more of it, do NOT take it more often and do NOT take it for a longer period of time than your doctor recommended. If possible, you should take this medication for the shortest time period.

Taking too much CAMBIA may increase your chances of unwanted and sometimes dangerous side effects, especially if you are elderly, have other diseases or take other medications.

Repeated use of CAMBIA can cause headaches. See your doctor regularly to discuss whether this medicine is working for you and if it is causing you any unwanted effects.

This medication has been prescribed specifically for you. Do NOT give it to anyone else. It may harm them, even if their symptoms seem to be similar to yours.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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