Generic name: diclofenac sodium
Dosage form: 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.
Lower extremities, including the feet, ankles, or knees
Apply the gel (4 g) to the affected foot, ankle, or knee 4 times daily. Diclac gel, 1% should be gently massaged into the skin ensuring application to the entire affected foot, or knee or ankle. The entire foot includes the sole, top of the foot and the toes. Do not apply more than 16 g daily to any single joint of the lower extremities.
Upper extremities including the hands, wrists, or elbows
Apply the gel (2 g) to the affected hand, wrist, or elbow 4 times daily. Diclac gel, 1% should be gently massaged into the skin ensuring application to the entire affected hand, wrist, or elbow. The entire hand includes the palm, back of the hands, and fingers. Do not apply more than 8 g daily to any single joint of the upper extremities.
The total dose should not exceed 32 g per day, overall affected joints.
- Allergy to diclofenac or any ingredients of the medication
- the third trimester of pregnancy (after 28 weeks)
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