Catafly Suspension

Catafly is available in the form of an oral suspension, containing the active ingredient Diclofenac Potassium. It is used to alleviate pain, reduce fever, and minimize inflammation. Before use, it is advisable to consult with a doctor to determine its suitability for the specific condition.

Ingredients of Catafly Medication

Diclofenac Potassium:

  • An active ingredient belonging to the class of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs).
  • Works by reducing pain, inflammation, and fever by inhibiting the formation of prostaglandins, naturally occurring substances responsible for pain, inflammation, and fever.

Each bottle of this medication contains 140 ml of suspended syrup with a concentration of 2 mg of the active ingredient Diclofenac Potassium per 1 ml of the suspension.

Catafly Suspension Uses

Catafly syrup is used as a short-term, auxiliary treatment to alleviate pain and address inflammation in various conditions, including:

  • Post-injury or post-surgery pain.
  • Inflammation and swelling from dental or bone surgeries.
  • Chronic ear infections and middle ear inflammation.
  • Infections in the nose, throat, including tonsils and pharynx.

Catafly for Fever

Catafly is effective in relieving pain and reducing fever in children, making it popular for managing fever, especially when temperatures exceed 38 degrees Celsius. It works by reducing fever without eliminating its causes. In bacterial infections, it is often used as a complementary treatment alongside antibiotics.

Catafly Syrup for Children

This syrup is used for children aged one year and older to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and lower high body temperatures in cases of infections, throat and tonsil inflammations, and middle ear pain and inflammation.

Dosage of Catafly Syrup

For Adults:

  • The usual dosage for adults is 50 to 75 mg, divided into 2-3 doses throughout the day.

For Children:

  • For children aged one year or older, the usual dosage is 0.25 to 1 ml for each kilogram of body weight, with the specific dose varying based on the severity of the condition and the child’s age.

For Infants:

  • This medication is used for children from the age of one, and recent evidence suggests the possibility of use from the age of 6 months (under medical supervision). For children younger than this age, it is advisable to consult a doctor to determine the appropriate alternative based on their conditions and ages.

How to Use Catafly Suspension

  • Administer orally, preferably before meals.
  • Catafly is designated for short-term use and should not be used for extended periods without medical supervision.

Side Effects of Catafly Medication

Taking this medication may lead to some unwanted symptoms, including:

  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Bloating.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Skin rash.

Discontinue use of Catafly syrup and consult a doctor immediately if any severe or unknown side effects occur, or in case of sensitivity to any of its components, including facial or tongue swelling, difficulty breathing, and severe skin itching.

Contraindications for Catafly Use

Avoid using this medication in cases of:

  • Excessive sensitivity to any of its components.
  • Active stomach or intestinal ulcers.
  • Bleeding disorders.
  • The last trimester of pregnancy.
  • Liver or kidney failure.
  • Heart failure.
  • Asthma or urticaria.

Exercise caution and consult a doctor before use in cases of:

  • Kidney or liver impairment.
  • Individuals aged 65 and above.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Cardiovascular, blood, and vascular diseases.

Catafly and Pregnancy

Do not take this medication in the last trimester of pregnancy due to potential risks to the mother or fetus. Consult a doctor if its use is necessary during other periods of pregnancy to avoid any potential risks to the fetus.

Catafly Syrup and Breastfeeding

This medication can be taken during breastfeeding, but after consulting a doctor. It passes in small amounts through breast milk, and medical advice is recommended to avoid any potential risks, however low they may be.

Drug Interactions with Catafly

Inform your doctor about regularly taken medications before using Catafly to avoid harmful drug interactions, especially with:

  • Other pain relievers and anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • Corticosteroids (cortisone derivatives).
  • Blood clotting medications.
  • Blood sugar level regulating drugs.
  • Immunosuppressive methotrexate.
Analgesic - Antipyretic

FAQs

Catafly Side Effects in Children: The use of Catafly in children may lead to some side effects, including stomach upset, nausea, bloating, headache, drowsiness, and dizziness.

Onset of Catafly’s Effect: This medication begins to take effect within 30 to 50 minutes of ingestion, with its effectiveness varying depending on the condition.

Is Catafly a Fever Reducer? Yes, this medication is used as a fever reducer in cases of acute fever in children, especially in cases of high fever.