M – MUSCULO-SKELETAL SYSTEM
M01 – ANTIINFLAMMATORY AND ANTIRHEUMATIC PRODUCTS
M01A – ANTIINFLAMMATORY AND ANTIRHEUMATIC PRODUCTS, NON-STEROIDS
M01AB – Acetic acid derivatives and related substances
Anti-inflammatory and antirheumatic, belongs to anatomical group M Musculo-skeletal system. Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine to reduce inflammation and as an analgesic reducing pain in certain conditions.
Diclofenac is used to treat pain, inflammatory disorders, and dysmenorrhea. Inflammatory disorders may include musculoskeletal complaints, especially arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, osteoarthritis, dental pain, TMJ pain, spondylarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout attacks, and pain reduction in cases of kidney stones and gallstones.
ATC Code M01AB05.