What is diclofenac 10% gel used for?

What is diclofenac 10% gel used for?

Diclofenac is used to treat pain and other symptoms of arthritis of the joints (eg, osteoarthritis), such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. However, this medicine does not cure osteoarthritis and will help you only as long as you continue to use it.

What is the prescription strength of diclofenac gel?

Diclofenac sodium topical gel, 1% is indicated for the relief of the pain of osteoarthritis of joints amenable to topical treatment, such as the knees and those of the hands.

How long does it take for diclofenac topical gel to work?

If you’re using diclofenac gel, plasters or patches on your skin, it usually takes 1 to 2 days to work. For arthritis, you may need to use the gel for up to 7 days on the painful joint to feel the full effect. Depending on why you’re taking diclofenac, you may only need to take it for a short time.

Is diclofenac gel stronger than ibuprofen gel?

Diclofenac is considered more potent than ibuprofen and needs to be taken two or three times per day. Ibuprofen often needs to be taken in higher doses to treat pain from arthritis.

Do you rub in diclofenac?

The gel should be applied within the oblong area of the dosing card up to the 2 or 4 gram line (2 grams for each elbow, wrist, or hand, and 4 grams for each knee, ankle, or foot). Apply the medicine very carefully to clean, dry skin, and avoid getting any in your eyes, nose, or mouth.

Why was Voltaren Gel taken off the market?

Canadian and British researchers are calling for the anti-inflammatory diclofenac to be pulled from the market worldwide because of its heart risks. Diclofenac is sold under a variety of brand names including Voltaren and is widely used for pain such as headaches, toothaches and arthritis.

What are all uses for diclofenac sodium gel 3%?

Medication Guide Diclofenac (dye kloe’ fen ak) Sodium Gel, 3%. Diclofenac Sodium Gel, 3% is an NSAID that is used on the skin (topical) to treat a skin condition called actinic keratosis . Diclofenac Sodium Gel, 3% is not for use in children.

What is diclofenac gel used for?

Clean and dry the skin area where you will apply the medication.

  • Apply the topical solution to your knee 10 drops at a time.
  • Use your hand to evenly spread the topical solution around the front,back,and sides of the knee.
  • How to use diclofenac gel?

    If you’re applying the gel to your upper extremities (elbow,wrist,or hand),then you’ll apply 2 g (0.071 oz).

  • If you’re applying the gel to your lower extremities (knee,ankle,or foot),apply 4 g (0.14 oz).
  • Make sure your skin is clean and dry before applying the gel to the affected area.
  • Use the dosing card each time you apply the gel.
  • What does diclofenac gel do?

    Wash your hands before and after using this medicine.

  • For Voltaren® 1% topical gel: Use the enclosed dosing card to measure the correct dose.
  • Apply the medicine very carefully to clean,dry skin,and avoid getting any in your eyes,nose,or mouth.
  • Do not apply this medicine to areas with broken skin or open wounds,infection,or severely peeling skin.