What is Cambia?
Cambia is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID). Diclofenac is a drug that works by reducing the amount of substances within your body that cause inflammation and pain. nCambia oral powder is used in the treatment of migraine headaches, whether without or with aura, for adults aged 18 or older. It's not intended to treat migraine headaches. Don't use Cambia for treating cluster headaches. Cambia is only able to help with headaches that have already started. It won't help prevent headaches or decrease the frequency of attacks.
There is no need to take Cambia in the event that you've had allergies to aspirin or NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications). Diclofenac increases the chance of a fatal heart attack or stroke, particularly if you are taking it for long periods, in high doses, or if you suffer from heart disease. Avoid using this medicine immediately prior to or after the procedure for heart bypass (coronary bypass graft for artery, or CABG). Cambia can also trigger bleeding in the stomach or intestines, which could be fatal. These issues can happen in a matter of minutes while taking Cambia, particularly in older people.
Before you Take this Drug
Cambia can trigger diarrhea or stomach bleeding, which can lead to fatal bleeding. These issues can happen in a matter of minutes when you are taking Cambia, especially among older people. Diclofenac may also increase the risk of having a fatal stroke or heart attack, even if you do not suffer from any of the risk factors. Don't take this medication prior to or following coronary bypass surgeries (coronary bypass graft for the artery, also known as CABG). It is not recommended to use Cambia in the event that you are sensitive to diclofenac or if you've previously experienced an asthma attack or a severe allergic reaction following the use of aspirin or an NSAID.
Don't use Cambia to treat cluster headaches.
To ensure that this medication is appropriate for you,consult your physician if you suffer from:
- Heart disease and excessive blood pressure;
- The stomach or bleeding from your stomach;
- Kidney or liver disease or
- If you smoke.
Diclofenac may affect ovulation and make it more difficult to become pregnant if you're taking this medication. If you are expecting and you are taking Cambia, unless your doctor has advised that you should, Taking a NSAID in the final twenty weeks of pregnancy may cause kidney or heart issues in the baby and may cause complications during the pregnancy. It is not recommended to breastfeed while taking this medication. Consult your physician about any potential risks. Cambia is not recommended for use by anyone less than 18 years old.
How to take Cambia?
Consume Cambia orally according to the prescription of your doctor. Follow the directions on the label of your prescription. Your doctor might alter the dosage to ensure you receive the most effective outcomes. Don't take this medication in greater quantities or for longer periods than prescribed. Choose the dosage that will be effective in treating your illness.
You can take a dosage of Cambia to help treat migraine headaches.
- Take one dose from the set of three packets.
- The packet should be opened only after you are ready to use it.
- empty contents of the package. empty packet into between 1 and 2 tablespoons of water, or two to four tablespoons (30 to 60 milliliters) of water. Don't use any other type of liquid.
- Mix well, and then drink the powder and water mixture.
- Dispose of empty packets in a secure place away from children's reach.
- Using Cambia along with food could result in less effectiveness in comparison with taking Cambia on a full stomach.
Contact your physician if your headache doesn't disappear completely when you take Cambia. Don't apply a second dose of Cambia without consulting with your doctor. Overuse of migraine medication can cause headaches to become more severe. Inform your doctor if the medication isn't working properly to treat your migraines. If you are using Cambia for a long time, you could require regular medical checks. Keep the bottle at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Close the bottle when not being used.
Take note of all patient information, such as medication guides and instruction sheets, that you receive. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you have any concerns.
Details on Dosage
Usual Adult Dose for Migraine:
Diclofenac potassium as an oral solution: 50mg (1 package) orally, once
Comments: This medication is not recommended for prophylactic treatment of migraines or to treat cluster headaches. The quality and safety of a subsequent dose have not been proven.
Use: To treat acute cases of migraine that include or do not include an aura.
What Happens If I Miss a Dose?
Do the dose you missed as quickly as you can remember. Do not take any missed doses if you are nearing the time for the next dose. Don't take any extra medication to make up for the missed dose.
What Happens If I Overdose?
For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What Should be Avoided?
Beware of drinking alcohol. It can increase the chance of bleeding from your stomach. Avoid taking aspirin and different non-synthetic anti-inflammatory drugs. If your medical professional advises you to. Consult a physician or pharmacist prior to using any other medicines to treat swelling, pain, fever, or other symptoms of the cold or flu. They could contain ingredients similar to diclofenac (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen).
Side effects of Cambia
Contact emergency medical attention when you notice symptoms that you are experiencing an allergic reaction (hives, breathing difficulties, and swelling of your throat or face) or severe skin reactions (fever, burning eyes, sore throat, or skin pain; the skin is red or purple with peeling and blisters).
Do not use Cambia or seek medical assistance when you experience a severe reaction to a drug that affects various parts of your body. Symptoms may include an itch and fever, swelling of the glands, muscle pains, extreme weakness, unusual bleeding, or an increase in the color of your eyes or skin.
Seek medical attention immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms of stroke or heart attack, chest pain spreading to your shoulder or jaw A sudden feeling of weakness or numbness in one part of your body; speech slurred; feeling tired.
Take a break from Cambia and contact your doctor immediately if you are suffering from:
- The very first indication of any skin rash, regardless of how minor;
- Flu-like symptoms;
- Heart-related problems swelling, rapidly gaining weight, and feeling tired;
- Kidney issues The result is a lack of or no urine, difficult or painful urine, swelling of your legs or arms, being exhausted or weak,
- Liver issues issues with the liver: nausea, diarrhea, stomach discomfot (upper right side) Itching, fatigue, and dark urine; jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin);
- Indications for stomach bleeding, bloody or tarry stool, vomiting of blood, or vomiting that appears similar to coffee ground.
Common Cambia adverse effects could include:
- Indigestion, gas, nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain;
- Diarrhea, constipation;
- Headache, dizziness, or drowsiness;
- Abnormal lab tests;
- Itching, sweating;
- Stuffy nose;
- An increase in blood pressure or
- Discomfort or swelling in your legs or arms.
This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could be present. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Interaction with Other Drugs
Talk to your doctor prior to taking Cambia if you are taking medication for depression. Taking certain antidepressants along with an NSAID can cause bleeding or bruises easily.
Inform your doctor about all other medications, including:
- Heart or blood pressure medications such as diuretics or "water pills";
- Other forms of diclofenac (Arthrotec, Flector, Pennsaid, Solaraze, Voltaren Gel)
- A blood thinner (Warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven); or
- Other NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib (Celebrex), indomethacin, meloxicam, and more
This list isn't complete. Other medications can be incompatible with diclofenac, such as medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. There are many possible interactions between drugs, which are listed here.