What is diclofenac sodium 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.
Is diclofenac sodium topical gel safe to use?
QUESTION. Diclofenac topical can increase your risk of fatal heart attack or stroke, even if you don’t have any risk factors. Do not use this medicine just before or after heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG). Diclofenac topical may also cause stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can be fatal.
How do you use diclofenac sodium topical gel 1?
Choose an area free of open wounds scars, cuts, or irritation. Put 10 drops of the solution at a time on your hand or directly to your knee. Apply the solution evenly on the front, back, and sides of your knee. After using the Pennsaid® solution, wait for at least 30 minutes before showering or bathing.
Can I use diclofenac gel on my back?
Diclofenac gel is a safe and effective option for treating joint pain, especially in cases of arthritis. It can also be used to treat acute neck pain, back pain, tendonitis, and sprains and strains. It’s particularly useful for people with high blood pressure or heart disease, for whom oral NSAIDs are not recommended.
What are the side effects of diclofenac sodium topical gel 1 %?
Topical diclofenac may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- dryness, redness, itching, swelling, pain, hardness, irritation, swelling, scaling, or numbness at application site.
- stomach pain.
Is diclofenac gel the same as ibuprofen gel?
Are diclofenac and ibuprofen the same? No, diclofenac and ibuprofen are not the same. Diclofenac is a prescription NSAID while ibuprofen can be purchased over-the-counter or with a prescription.