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The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Cambia (diclofenac potassium) is used to treat migraines in adults who are at least 18 years old.
Cambia is classified as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
Cambia should not be used to prevent migraines.
It is unknown whether or not Cambia is a safe and effective treatment for cluster headaches.
The instructions that come with your Cambia prescription should be followed. Any questions or concerns you may have can be referred to your doctor or pharmacist.
Cambia is available in 50 mg single-dose packets. Each packet contains a soluble powder that should be mixed with 1 to 2 ounces of water and taken by mouth. The lowest dose that relieves the migraine should be used for the shortest amount of time that is consistent with treatment goals.
Cambia contains diclofenac potassium. Inactive ingredients include anise and mint for flavoring, glycerol behenate, mannitol, potassium bicarbonate, and sucralose.
Do not take Cambia if you are allergic to NSAIDs, diclofenac, or any of the other ingredients contained in Cambia.
Do not take Cambia if you have ever had asthma, hives, or any other type of allergic reaction after aspirin or NSAID use.
Cambia should be avoided with coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.
WARNING: RISK OF SERIOUS CARDIOVASCULAR AND GASTROINTESTINAL EVENTS
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Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, including myocardial infarction and stroke, which can be fatal. This risk may occur early in treatment and may increase with duration of use
CAMBIA is contraindicated in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery
NSAIDs cause an increased risk of serious gastrointestinal (GI) adverse events including bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the stomach or intestines, which can be fatal. These events can occur at any time during use and without warning symptoms. Elderly patients and patients with a prior history of peptic ulcer disease and/or GI bleeding are at greater risk for serious GI events
Nausea and dizziness are common side effects of Cambia; however, these are not all the side effects that may occur with Cambia use. Monitor for side effects and contact your doctor if you develop bothersome or persistent side effects.
You can buy Cambia headache medication at a competitive cost and with a valid prescription from your doctor online at Canada Pharmacy.
Cambia (diclofenac potassium), for oral solution. Newark, CA: Depomed. Inc.; 2017.