Catafast 50 mg Tablets - Composition, Usage, Indications, Dosage and Precautions

Catafast 50 mg tablets by Novartis


  • Sprains, strains, or other injuries. 
  • Pain and swelling after surgery. 
  • Painful menstrual periods. 
  • Migraine attacks. 
  • Back pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, and other forms of soft-tissue rheumatism. 
  • Infections of the ear, nose or throat etc.


Each Catafast 50 mg tablets contains.........Diclofenac potassium 50 mg.

Diclofenac is an anti-inflammatory drug used to reduce inflammation and as an analgesic reducing pain in certain conditions. It is supplied as or contained in medications under a variety of trade names.

How to take Catafast Tablets:

It is recommended to take the medicine before your meal. For further information contact your doctor.

Side effects of Catafast Tablets:

Usually the Catafast tablets are not taken for more than 4 weeks (50 mg to 100 mg per day). If taken for more than 4 weeks the patient may suffer the following uncommon side effects:

  • Chest pain / Signs of heart attack.
  • Difficulty in breathing.
  • Rash, itching, hives, dizziness.
  • Impaired Memory
  • Anxiety 
  • Fever, Vomiting, Head ache etc.

Contraindications of Catafast tablets:

Patients having following problems should not use the Catafast tablets:

  • Patients with heart problems.
  • Pregnant women or planning a pregnancy.
  • If a woman is breastfeeding.
  • Patients who suffer from peptic ulcers or intestinal bleeding.
  • Patients with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis.
  • Patients with cardiovascular disease.
  • Patients with impaired hepatic function.
  • Patients with impaired kidney function.
  • Children younger than a year.

The Producing company :

Novartis Pharmaceutical Industries.

Do not take medicine without the advice of  doctor.


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