Please consult your physician before taking any medication. Generic Name: DICLOFENAC - ORAL Pronounced: (dye-KLO-fen-ack) Cataflam Oral Uses: Diclofenac is used to relieve pain and swelling (inflammation) from various mild to moderate painful conditions. It is used to treat muscle aches, backaches, dental pain, menstrual cramps, and sports injuries. It also reduces pain, swelling, and joint stiffness caused by arthritis. Reducing these symptoms helps you do more of your normal daily activities. This medication is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Cataflam may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.