What are Cambia used for?
Cambia is meant to treat pain symptomatic of migraine headaches. This is a prescribed medication that’s used as a response to migraine attacks, in order to ease radiating pain and manage headache attacks. This medication is not intended as a preventative measure for migraine headaches.
The medical ingredient of Cambia is diclofenac potassium.
Cambia Drug Interactions
Some drug interactions are moderately dangerous yet may be permitted for concomitant use so long as the side effects are monitored closely. Always make sure to ask your doctor about how to mitigate risks if you’re taking this medication alongside a drug that may have an adverse interaction.
This medication should not be used with blood thinners and other Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs).
Do not take this medication with aspirin, ibuprofen, celecoxib, indomethacin, ketorolac, meloxicam, naproxen, acetaminophen, or diclofenac. For a complete list of negative drug interactions with this medication, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Contraindications for Cambia
Hypersensitivity disorders: If you are allergic to diclofenac or any NSAIDs, you should not take Cambia. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about how to identify a hypersensitivity to this medication and call emergency services immediately if you’re experiencing an allergic reaction.
Pregnant/breastfeeding women: This medication can be dangerous for unborn children and young babies. Do not take this medication during the third trimester of pregnancy, and avoid taking this medication entirely while nursing or during pregnancy.
Myocardial Infarction: If you have a history of heart failure or heart disease, then this medication may be inadvisable for you. Discuss the hazards with your doctor.
Gastrointestinal bleeding: This medication may increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. If you have a history of gastrointestinal or renal health complications, kidney problems, or any condition in the stomach or intestines; talk to your doctor before using this medication.
Cambia Side Effects
Common side effects include; nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, vertigo, drowsiness, indigestion, gas, flu-like symptoms and stomach pain. If any of these side effects manifest with severe intensity, or if they don’t go away for a long period of time, you should call a doctor.
More serious side effects which require medical attention can occur with this medication use. If you experience symptoms linked with the following conditions, you should immediately call your doctor.
- Gastrointestinal bleeding: Blood in stool or vomit.
- Ulcer/inflammation in the digestive system: Severe indigestion, vomiting, diarrhea, heartburn, and nausea or stomach cramps.
- Myocardial infarction (heart failure): Difficulty breathing, swollen legs and/or ankles, fatigue.
- Angioedema: Rashes, hives; itchy, blistering, swollen, or puffy skin. Other moderate skin reactions should be treated with urgency.
- Liver disease/ liver failure: Jaundice; yellowing of the skin and in the whites of the eyes.
This medication is prescribed to be taken after a migraine attack has begun to stop its effects and relieve associated pain. To take, simply empty the contents of one sachet into a small cup of water. You may take Cambia without a meal for faster acting results; however, this may result in an increased risk of renal impairment or gastrointestinal bleeding.
How to store Cambia
For proper storage, this medication should be kept at room temperature out of the reach of young children.