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Intravenous Diclofenac (Dyloject)
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The FDA has approved Dyloject (Hospira), an IV formulation of the NSAID diclofenac sodium, for use in adults. It can be administered alone for treatment of mild to moderate pain or in combination with opioid analgesics for moderate to severe pain. Dyloject is the first injectable formulation of diclofenac to become available in the US.

NONOPIOIDS FOR PAIN — Use of an NSAID in addition to an opioid analgesic for management of postoperative pain has been shown to reduce opioid use and the incidence of opioid-related adverse effects.1 Administration of an oral drug may not be possible during or immediately after surgery. Injectable formulations of ketorolac and ibuprofen (Caldolor)2 are approved for treatment of pain; IV ibuprofen must be infused over 30 minutes. Use of ketorolac is limited to 5 days because of ... more      

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