Indications

Indicated for the quick relief from pain, swelling and inflammation due to musculo-skeletal disorders such as sprains, strains, tendinitis, bursitis, hands, neck & shoulder pain, sciatica, muscle stiffness, joint pain, back ache and lumbago.

Therapeutic Class

Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Pharmacology

Diclofenac Diethylamine is systemically absorbed through the skin; it inhibits the enzyme cyclooxygenase, thus reducing the formation of PGE2. Moreover, it also increases the uptake of Arachidonic acid into the cellullar pool. Menthol is a vasodilator. It dilates the blood vessels, produces a feeling of coolness and produces analgesia. Methyl salicylate is a known anti-inflammatory agent.

Dosage & Administration

Approximately one-inch band of gel should be applied to the affected site three to four times daily with rubbing till the film disappears. Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.

Contraindications

Known hypersensitivity to any part of the preparation.

Side Effects

Usually well tolerated. Extremely low frequency of hypersensitivity reactions.

Pregnancy & Lactation

The safety of this gel has not been established during pregnancy. There are no well-controlled studies of diclofenac in pregnant women.

Precautions & Warnings

For external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes. Stop use and ask a doctor if condition worsens or does not improve within 7 days. Keep out of the reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.

Storage Conditions

Store below 25°C. Protect from light. Do not freeze. Keep out of reach of children. Close cap tightly after each application.