Last updated on March 27, 2021
Dicuno belongs to the group of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID).
It has antiinflammatory, analgesic and fever-reducing effect. Finnish made
Uses and active ingredients
Dicuno is used for symptomatic treatment of acute mild and moderate pain including acute migraine headaches.
The active substance is 25 mg diclofenac potassium. The other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose, calcium hydrogen phosphate dihydrate, pregelatinized starch (maize), croscarmellose sodium, colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate, polyvinyl alcohol, macrogol, talc, titanium dioxide (E 171), red iron oxide (E 172) and yellow iron oxide (E 172). Dicuno 25 mg contains also black iron oxide (E 172)
How to take Dicuno
Mild and moderate pain conditions
Adults (18 years and older): the usual dose is 25-50 mg up to 3 times daily. The maximum recommended daily dose is 150 mg.
Adults (18 years and older): 50 mg should be taken at the first signs of migraine headache. In cases where relief 2 hours after the first dose is not sufficient, a further dose of 50 mg may be taken. If needed, further doses of 50 mg may be taken at intervals of 4-6 hours, not exceeding a total dose of 150 mg per day.
The tablets are to be taken with fluid. The tablets should not be taken with a meal or directly after a meal. The tablets can be devided into equal doses.
Dicuno should not be given to children and adolescents under 18 years of age.
Storage. Do not store at a temperature higher than 25°C/77°F. Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the package. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Contents of the pack. Dicuno 25 mg: Tablets are light red, round and convex with a score on one side. Diameter is 8 mm. Pack sizes: Dicuno 25 mg: 10 tablets.
Side-effects, precautions and interactions
Do not take Dicuno
– if you are allergic to diclofenac or any of the other ingredients of of this medicine
– if you have or have a history of a stomach ulcer or duodenal ulcer
– if you have a history of gastrointestinal bleeding/perforation related to previous use of painkillers (NSAIDs)
– if you have an increased tendency to bleeding
– if you have severely reduced liver function
– if you suffer from porphyria (metabolic disease)
– if you have established heart disease and /or cerebrovascular disease e.g. if you have had a heart attack, stroke, mini-stroke (TIA) or blockages to blood vessels to the heart or brain or an operation to clear or bypass blockages
– if you have or have had problems with your blood circulation (peripheral arterial disease)
– if you have severe kidney disease
– during the final three months of pregnancy
– if you previously have had an allergic reaction such as asthma, sneezing or a rash on taking painkillers containing acetylsalisylic acid or other drugs for pain/inflammation within the group of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
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