Cambia is a FDA-approved medication used to treat migraines. This brand-name oral powder is mixed into water and consumed to help with migraine episodes. Made up of diclofenac potassium, this medication is classified as an NSAID. What makes Cambia stand out in comparison to other migraine relief medications is that it is the oral powder used to target fast relief.

Precautions and Warnings of Cambia

Please have conversations with your doctor to determine if Cambia is right for you. If you have other medical conditions including, but not limited to the following, Cambia might not be the option.

  • Heart Disease or Increased Risk for Heart Disease: Cambia and other NSAID medication may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. Because of this, those with heart disease or a risk for heart disease are at risk.
  • Kidney Problems: NSAID medications impact your kidneys and can lead to heavier issues. If you struggle with dehydration, heart failure, or kidney disease, Cambia may not be right for you.
  • Pregnancy: If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, please consult your doctor. Cambia may harm an unborn baby and the delivery of the child. If you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed, consult your doctor. Cambia passes through the breast milk and may harm your child.
  • Sensitivity to Sun: Cambia might cause sensitivity to the sun. Do not unnecessarily go in the sun, tanning booths, or sunlamps. Take proactive measures to protect your skin from UV light to avoid intense burns.
  • Internal Bleeding: Cambia may cause intestinal bleeding. Intestinal, or stomach, bleeding can be fatal.

Side Effects of Cambia

If you begin taking Cambia and experience any reactions that cause a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately or seek immediate medical attention. If you begin experiencing an allergic reaction including hives, difficulty breathing, swelling in the face or throat, or other serious reactions, please seek emergency medical aid.

The list is extensive but not complete. If you are concerned about side effects to Cambia that you are experiencing, please contact your medical professional.

Common Side Effects

Below is a list of common side effects of Cambia.

  • Swelling in your arms or legs
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Itching
  • Sweating
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Gas
  • Nausea

Severe Side Effects

If you begin experiencing any of the following reactions to Cambia, seek urgent medical attention, and do not take any more of Cambia.

  • Bloody stool
  • Coughing up blood
  • Liver problems
    • Nausea
    • Diarrhea
    • Stomach pain in the upper right side
    • Exhaustion
    • Jaundice
  • Kidney problems
    • Less amounts of urinating
    • Painful urination
    • Swelling in your arms or legs
  • Heart problems
    • Swelling
    • Rapid weight gain
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Skin rashes

Drug Interactions with Cambia

Cambia can interfere with other medications. Please speak with your doctor about current and previous medications to determine if Cambria is right for you. Medications for heart of blood pressure, blood thinners like warfarin, Eliquis, or Fragmin might interact with the effectiveness of Cambia. Other medications that can impact Cambia are other NSAIDs like aspirin and ibuprofen. This is not all medications that interfere with Cambia. If you are considering Cambia, please speak with your doctor to determine if it is the treatment plan for you.

Strengths and Dosages of Cambia

Cambia is a powder that is mixed into water and sipped when a migraine begins or you have signs of an oncoming migraine. Cambia is prescribed in packets of 50 mg. You should not mix the powder with anything but water, and consume it immediately after mixing.

FAQs of Cambia

What is Cambia?

Cambia is classified as a NSAID. It is made up of diclofenac potassium and consumed as a powder mixed in with water to treat migraine symptoms.

How long does Cambia stay in your system?

You can expect Cambia to stay in your system for 5-10 hours. Depending on what medications you take, other medical conditions, and your body’s reaction, the medication can either last longer or shorter in your system.

What is the generic brand of Cambria?

Generic brands of Cambria are medications with diclofenac potassium. You can consult with your doctor about alternative medications or generic-matches.

Can I still take other NSAID pain relievers?

Yes, you can continue. You should not take it in conjunction with Cambria. Please speak with your doctor about when you should or should not take an NSAID when you are prescribed Cambria.

Is Cambria an addictive drug?

No, Cambria does not have withdrawal or drug dependency effects.

How old do I have to be to take Cambria?

Young children and the elderly should consult their doctor before taking Cambria. The medical history in addition to age might mean you are not of age to be taking Cambia effectively.

Is there anybody who can’t take Cambria?

If you have allergies, pregnant or planning to be pregnant, have liver or kidney issues, or are at a higher risk of heart disease, you should speak with your doctor about if Cambria is the right treatment plan for you.

Having diabetes can higher your risk for heart disease. Lowering your cholesterol can help with your diabetes. You can take Vytorin with diabetes, but consult your doctor ahead of time to ensure you are aware of any risks that may be at hand.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The information provided here is for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment recommendations. It should not be taken as an endorsement of any specific medication or treatment. Individual health conditions and responses to treatment can vary greatly; therefore, this information should not be seen as a guarantee of safety, suitability, or effectiveness for any particular individual. Always consult with a healthcare professional for personalized medical advice and before making any decisions regarding your health or treatment plans.

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