DICLOFENAC OINTMENT 1% 30G
DICLOFENAC OINTMENT 1% 30G
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Active ingredient and dosage form
Diclofenac ointment 1% white or almost white in color, with a weak peculiar smell.
1 g ointment contains 10 mg of Diclofenac sodium
Excipients - polyethylene oxide-400, polyethylene oxide-4000, 1,2-propylene glycol, nipagin, nipazol;
30 g in tubes in a carton box.
Diclofenac gel 1% : 1 g of gel contains 10 mg of diclofenac sodium;
in tubes of 40 g in a carton box.
Mechanism of action
Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent (NSAID). It has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic effects. Inhibits the COX enzyme in the cascade of arachidonic acid metabolism and violates the biosynthesis of prostaglandins.
When applied externally, it has anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. Reduces and relieves pain at the site of application of the ointment (including pain in the joints at rest and when moving), reduces morning stiffness and swelling of the joints. Contributes to increased range of motion.
- inflammatory and degenerative diseases of the joints (osteochondrosis, osteoarthritis, periarthropathy);
- rheumatism of soft tissues;
- traumatic bruises;
- sprains, muscles and tendons;
- inflammatory swelling of soft tissues;
- arthralgia and myalgia caused by severe physical exertion.
Known hypersensitivity to diclofenac, Dimexid and components of the drug; bronchial asthma, urticaria or rhinitis, triggered by the use of Acetylsalicylic acid (salicylates) or other NSAIDs; peptic ulcer and 12 duodenal ulcer in the acute phase; pregnancy and breastfeeding; at children's age till 6 years.
Dosage and administration
Ointment, gel in a dose of 2-4 g, apply a thin layer on the skin over the inflammation and rub it slightly, the frequency of application is 2-3 times / day.
The maximum daily dose of ointment should not exceed 8 g.
The course of treatment is not more than 14 days. The need for a more prolonged use of the drug is determined by the doctor.
At the site of application of the ointment, a skin rash, burning, redness are possible. With prolonged external use of the drug may develop systemic side effects of the digestive system, central nervous system, respiratory system, as well as allergic reactions.
One should avoid getting Diclofenac ointment (gel) on the damaged surface of the skin, open wounds, eyes and mucous membranes.
The use of Diclofenac in the form of an ointment is possible only on prescription in the following cases: a history of gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer; abnormal liver and kidney function; severe violations of the hematopoietic system; bronchial asthma, rhinitis, polyps of the nasal mucosa; allergic reactions in history.
Do not use Diclofenac ointment in children under 12 years of age without consulting a doctor.
Store in a dry place at a temperature of 8 to 15 ° C. Freezing is not allowed.