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User Reviews for Cataflam

Cataflam has an average rating of 8.7 out of 10 from a total of 45 ratings on Drugs.com. 88% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 7% reported a negative effect.

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Period Pain  
8.6
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Pain  
8.6
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Back Pain  
9.0
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Osteoarthritis  
9.5
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Ankylosing Spondylitis  
10.0
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Muscle Pain  
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Summary of Cataflam reviews 8.7 45 reviews

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Reviews for Cataflam

Seattle del July 16, 2014

For Back Pain: “I've had chronic lower back pain for over two years (herniated disk). I can't say for sure what has relieved my pain, but ever since taking diclofenac my pain almost immediately has gone from being almost completely debilitated, to being able to function physically at the level I was at when pain started. Still have pain and not 100%, but my quality of life is back and I feel much more fluid and agile. For almost six months I could hardly get out of bed, let alone tie my shoes.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous April 3, 2008

For Osteoarthritis: “Works wonders on lower back pain but sometimes needs a narcotic pain killer or muscle relaxer for days when pain is more severe. Downside of this drug is that taking too much causes excruciating abdominal cramping and stabbing gas pains in the intestines. But it's an 8-hour pill, so pain relief usually lasts and it is not hard to space doses out since it lasts so long.”

10 / 10
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Regis · Taken for less than 1 month November 9, 2020

For Back Pain: “Pulled a heavy object, I think did something to my lower back. It was so painful. I can't stand, walk or sleep properly. I had some Cataflam from his dental work. Tried to eat 2 initially since I read in this web that it will provide better relief in some patients. Boy, it was working just under 24 hours since I took Cataflam, by lower back pain was gone probably around 70%. After that I took 2 Cataflams a day (1 Cataflam per 12 hours). After 2 days I almost feel no pain, just still a little bit discomfort around lower back. The third day I stopped the medications since I no longer feel pain. What a wonderful medicine for my lower back pain.”

10 / 10
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Hoan Hua · Taken for 10 years or more December 1, 2019

For Period Pain: “BEEN USING FOR 12 YRS Tips when using cataflam: - if you want it to kick in faster: take the pill with empty stomach then eat 10 mins later, take it with warm water, take it before the cramps begin otherwise it will take like an hour to start working. - YOU SHOULDN'T: drinking anything with caffeine might affect the drug, don't drink anything that is cold, has ice, avoid spicy food, avoid intense workout. Personal experience: I don't think we should take more than 2 pills within 1 hour. I once took a pill and another about 30 mins later, ended up in the hospital throwing up because the dose was too high :( but the pain was so bad I swear my period was going to be the end of me ... Cataflam’s been saving my ass for 12 yrs now. When I first came to US, I packed 2-year supply of cataflam because nothing else works for me and I’m kinda afraid to try new things now.”

9 / 10
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ChrisMary February 25, 2014

For Period Pain: “Cataflam is a miracle for my period pain. I have suffered for years and wouldn't be even able to walk a few steps with the horrible pain. I've tried everything from Meftalspas to spasmoproxivonne, Brufen, Panadol, etc.. nothing works. With Cataflam in just half an hour my pain is completely gone. I take it every 8 hours in my first two days.”

10 / 10
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Pat_ventura March 7, 2016

For Period Pain: “This miracle drug has saved me so many times. I suffer from unbearable abdominal pains from ovulation to period... It's very effective and goes directly to the source of ANY other pain I suffer. Whoever invented it should be called a hero.!!”

10 / 10
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Naocuca October 22, 2015

For Back Pain: “I had a surgery in my spine 10 years ago (herniated disc L5) and around 2 months ago my back start bothering again, after 2 days taking it my pain was gone , walking again and sleeping well, I highly recommend this marvelous medication.”

9 / 10
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jjs8334 April 29, 2008

For Osteoarthritis: “This works great for my back. i have arthritis at l4 and l5 and DJD (RALLY THE SAME THING) When my back goes out I need a stroid pack but if I catch it early and start taking voltern the need for the steroid pack disappears. It also decrease my need for vicodin which I'm scared of getting hooked on. I also have had a history of ulsers so I take protonix every day. I haven't had any problems yet!”

9 / 10
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ShakB October 31, 2016

For Back Pain: “I've had lower back pain for more than 2 months now, went to see a doctor who explain I have a disk bulge but the pain I have is caused by a muscle spasm that is pushing against a nerve. Gave me some exercises and pain relief meds Nothing really worked then I took cataflam which lets the pain go away for 2-3 days (from one pill) I really don't know how it works but its the best medicine for backpain I have taken so far. I just hope it doesnt have side effects on the long run”

9 / 10
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zee24 May 25, 2015

For Period Pain: “Its the best medicine for period pain so far.. I usually experience severe pain in my abdomen .. I take up to 4 pills every 6 hours on my first days.. but to be honest its a magical medicine. I recommend it to every women that cant bare her period pain”

9 / 10
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Amira506 · Taken for 2 to 5 years April 16, 2018

For Period Pain: “I always have very painful periods every month to the point where I can't stomach to eat, or much less smell food. I can't move out of bed or even speak a proper sentence. But cataflam is truly a life saver. I take two 50mg pills about every 5 to 6 hours and it reduces my pain drastically. My pain is only really bad on the first 2 days so after those 2 days I don't take anymore pills and just bare the little cramps I tend to get. BUT I have noticed that if I take the pills before my cycle arrives, it tends to delay my cycle a bit, other than that I love cataflam”

10 / 10
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JUNIOR July 24, 2019

For Pain: “I was prescribed Cataflam after removing two wisdom tooth in the same side (top and bottom). I was to take one tablet every 8 hours, this did not work for me at all. I could not even sleep or think, it was almost as if I did not take any medication at all.”

1 / 10
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Caribbean man October 12, 2017

For Muscle Pain: “I was misled by a person working in the pharmacy I visited and asked if cataflam is an NSAID as I am allergic to these medications. I was shown that it does not say so on the package. One Cataflam taken caused my eyes to itch and swell within 2 hours. It was only then I had the good sense to check online for myself to see that it was.”

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Suhad · Taken for 5 to 10 years November 15, 2019

For Pain: “It always works with my migraine pain. I get eye pain (very strong) and having one pill of Cataflam will be enough. Also it usually helps a lot when I have spasm in my back (opposite to chest area) also one pill will be enough or at least makes the pain not so sharp and can go with my day normally. I do not take it with any other medicine also I have only one pill a day.”

10 / 10
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Hnguyen95 March 19, 2016

For Period Pain: “My sister used to work for Novartis, a company which produces Caraflam. I remembered the first few months of my period, I didn't feel painful as how I do now. My other sisters always need to take Caraflam. So when I couldn't bear the cramps anymore I took it, it started working about an hour later, I didn't feel painful anymore. Even though my sisters are pharmacists, they always told me that the less medicines I take, the better it would be. So I tried not to use it. It was the worst ever, I took one, it didn't work well when it reached the max of pain. I threw up and took another one. After an hour, it worked. So if you decide to use Caraflam, take it before it's painful.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous September 22, 2008

For Period Pain: “This is the best medication I have ever used for painful periods. (It actually helped my sinus pain, as well.) I experienced no grogginess and no side effects, very just soothing and complete pain relief.”

10 / 10
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Its_me · Taken for 1 to 2 years February 26, 2015

For Period Pain: “Cataflam has helped but I have to take at least 4 - 6 a day to be able to survive the pain of my period. But once it starts working I feel so much better I have tried so much but only this works for me.”

7 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year April 13, 2015

For Period Pain: “Cataflam is the best OTC for period pain. I can function properly now. I use to take 2 panadol tablets which are pretty useless. I end up feeling nausea and tired. Do take this at the first sign of period for best results. It will be too late to take it when the pain starts.”

9 / 10
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Eka babe · Taken for 2 to 5 years July 17, 2013

For Period Pain: “Cataflam is a life saver but it takes about an hour after swallowing to start working. I take 2 at a 6 hr interval and can take up to six at the end of the day, but that's only for the first day of the period. ”

9 / 10
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Els April 7, 2018

For Period Pain: “I can’t actually believe this works 1 and half hour in my pain has gone I took two 50g tablets I took one more now although I have hardly have any pain but just incase and I’ll take another in the morning. Really I’m shocked for so long I been crying in excruciating pain thinking I’m having a miscarriage or have something wrong with me Alhamdulilah so happy about this finding.”

10 / 10
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Quadaaaa April 28, 2009

For Period Pain: “Cataflam is so far the only medication, OTC or otherwise, that has done anything to help with my menstrual cramps. It allows me to function at a basically normal level during my period. The pain is not entirely gone but Cataflam seems to keep it manageable.”

9 / 10
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SNav. August 8, 2010

For Period Pain: “I've taken Cataflam for over 10 years now. I make it a point to take it on the first day of my period and I never feel any cramps or pains. I do have a pretty bad dysmenorrhea. Cataflam's great and makes my period so bearable.”

10 / 10
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Mgjyd · Taken for less than 1 month February 12, 2019

For Period Pain: “Usually I take 2 tablets of Panadol and it works in 30 minutes, but this time I tried 2 tablets of Cataflam 50 mg and it SUCKS!!! It’s been an hour, the pain is incredibly intense and I have dizziness and nausea because of it. I’m only feeling worse!!”

1 / 10
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Tyler A. · Taken for less than 1 month September 13, 2019

For Period Pain: “I was prescribed Cataflam by my dentist after a tooth extraction and it worked very well. After the extraction had healed I had some left over , so I decided to use it when my dreaded monthly demon of a period hit. I must say, although not all the pain has gone it helped drastically, from not being able to do anything but whine in pain to actually functioning normally. Try it ladies, it helps. I took two 50mg tablets.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous August 31, 2009

For Period Pain: “I had to take two and they did not start working for a hour and minimal pain relief lasted for about two hours. I have extreme pain for the first three days of my cycle where I am at a point of wondering if I should go to the ER.”

1 / 10
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