Cambia 50mg/SachetPowder for Oral Solution
Cambia Helps Treat the Following Conditions:
Migraines are common headache disorders which manifest in episodes of severe, throbbing headaches, which may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Some patients report warning symptoms such as flashes of light, blind spots, or tingling sensations in the face, arms, or legs. Migraine attacks can be so severe that they can be disabling.
Nearly 75% of migraine patients are female. It is not yet known what causes migraines. Some common triggers, however, include hormonal changes, certain foods and drinks, dehydration, stress, and changes in sleep patterns.
Cambia Active Ingredient
Cambia contains the active ingredient diclofenac, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Diclofenac blocks the body’s ability to produce certain natural substances which cause inflammation. In this way, the medicine helps to reduce swelling, pain, and fever.
Generic Cambia Alternative
Generic alternatives to Cambia are not yet available on this website.
General Drug Information
What is Cambia and What Is It Used For?
Cambia is prescribed to patients who suffer from migraine. It helps to provide pain relief in the event of a migraine attack. The medicine is also prescribed to treat pain, caused by various other conditions.
Usage and Application
Before sourcing Cambia or its generic alternatives online, please read the medication guide prescribed by your doctor or pharmacist.
Cambia should be taken exactly as prescribed by a doctor. Empty the contents of the packet into a glass containing between one to two ounces of water (30 to 60 milliliters). Mix well and drink all of the contents immediately.
Patients should not mix the medication with any other liquid besides water. In the event of stomach upset, take the medication together with food, milk, or an antacid. However, patients should avoid taking Cambia together with a high-fat meal, as this may decrease Cambia’s effectiveness.
Cambia is sold in different forms which may have different effects at the same strength. Patients should not switch to different forms of the medication unless directed to do so by their doctor.
To reduce the risk of stomach bleeding, Cambia should be taken at the lowest possible dose. Patients should not increase the dose or take the medication more often than prescribed.
Pain medications work best when used at the time of the first signs of pain. Patients who wait until the pain worsens will find that the medication may not work as well when taken at a later stage. If you use drugs ten or more days each month for migraine attacks, Cambia may actually worsen your headache.
Inform your doctor if you need to use Cambia more often, or if your condition persists or worsens.
Considerations Before Taking Cambia
If you shop for Cambia online, please note that you may encounter the drug under its generic name: diclofenac.
Before starting treatment, discuss the possibility of allergic reactions to Cambia with your doctor. Please mention if you are allergic to aspirin or to other NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and celecoxib).
It is vital to discuss the patient’s medical history, especially relating to liver disease, heart disease, and high blood pressure.
Patients should report whether they have previously suffered a stroke, or if they have asthma which worsens after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs. Blood disorders like anemia, bleeding problems, or clotting problems should also be reported. The treating physician should be alerted about any nasal polyps, throat or stomach problems, and swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet.
Prolonged use of NSAID medications (including diclofenac) may sometimes lead to kidney problems. Patients are more likely to be affected if they are dehydrated, have heart failure, or kidney disease.
Older adults – and those taking certain medications – also face a higher risk. Patients should drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration and inform their doctor immediately if they experience any changes in the amount of urine produced.
Cambia may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Alcohol and marijuana can have the same effect. Patients should not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires alertness until they are in a position to do so safely. Patients should discuss marijuana use with their doctor.
Cambia may cause stomach bleeding. Daily use of alcohol or tobacco – especially when combined with this medicine – exacerbates the risk. Patients should limit alcohol consumption and stop smoking. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
This medication may increase sun sensitivity, so patients should limit their time in the sun and avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Inform your doctor if you become sunburned or experience skin blisters.
Cambia may contain aspartame, which is a concern for patients with phenylketonuria (PKU). Those with PKU (or other conditions that require the avoidance of aspartame) should ask their doctor or pharmacist about using Cambia in a safe manner.
Before surgery or dental procedures, patients should inform their doctor or dentist of all the prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and herbal products that they are taking.
Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Cambia, especially stomach bleeding, kidney problems, and worsening heart problems.
Women of childbearing age should talk with their doctor about the benefits and risks of using Cambia (e.g. miscarriage, trouble getting pregnant). Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, or if you plan on becoming pregnant.
During pregnancy, Cambia should only be used only when clearly needed. This medicine is not recommended for use during the first and last trimesters of pregnancy, as it may harm an unborn baby. Cambia may also interfere with normal delivery.
This medication passes into breast milk but is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Nursing mothers should consult their doctor before breastfeeding.
Delayed and Omitted Doses
Other Medications and Cambia
Drug interactions may change the way Cambia and its generic alternatives work, increasing the risk of side effects. Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss the full list of medications and supplements they are taking with their doctor. Patients should not change their dose or stop taking this medication unless advised to do so by their physician.
Some products like the blood pressure medications containing aliskiren (e.g. Tekturna) and the mood stabilizer lithium (e.g. Eskalith) may interact negatively with Cambia. ACE inhibitors such as captopril and lisinopril have the same effect, as does the drug methotrexate, which is prescribed to treat certain cancers and types of arthritis, as well as psoriasis.
Negative interactions have been recorded when Cambia is taken together with a certain class of blood pressure drugs known as angiotensin II receptor blockers (e.g. losartan and valsartan). The list includes corticosteroids (prednisone) and other medications that may affect the kidneys, like the antiviral drug cidofovir, or diuretic like furosemide.
Cambia may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with other drugs that have a similar effect. Examples include anti-platelet drugs such as clopidogrel, and blood thinners like dabigatran, enoxaparin, and warfarin.
Patients should check all prescription and nonprescription medicine labels carefully as many medications contain ingredients like aspirin or NSAIDs (e.g. Advil and Naprosyn). These drugs are similar to diclofenac and may increase a patient’s risk of side effects if taken together.
Patients who have been directed to take low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke (usually at dosages of 81-325 milligrams a day) should continue taking it. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
This document does not contain a full list of all possible interactions. Please consult your physician before buying Cambia or any of its generic alternatives.
Most patients are able to use Cambia safely. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, and drowsiness. Consult your doctor if any of these effects persist or worsen.
Cambia may raise blood pressure. Patients should check their blood pressure regularly and inform their doctor if the results are high.
Some patients may experience the following serious side effects occur: headache, fainting, fast heartbeat, ringing in the ears, and blurred vision. Patients should monitor for symptoms of heart failure, which include swelling ankles and/or feet, unusual tiredness, and unusual or sudden weight gain.
Patients should immediately inform their doctor in the event of rare (but serious) side effects: easy bruising and/or bleeding, as well as changes in the amount of urine production.
In rare cases, Cambia may cause serious, possibly fatal liver disease. Patients should seek immediate medical attention in the event of symptoms like darkened urine, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and the yellowing of eyes and/or skin.
Serious allergic reactions to Cambia are rare, yet patients should be aware of allergic symptoms such as rash, itching and swelling, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.
How to Store Cambia
Cambia should be stored at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.
Unwanted medication should be disposed of properly. Cambia should never be poured into drains or flushed down the toilet. Patients should consult a pharmacist or their local waste disposal company to find out more about safe disposal methods.
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