Diclofenac Topical Gel. What is the preparation?
Diclofenac is the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory preparation (NSAID). The preparation provides anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic effect.
If Diclofenac is used exteriorly, it gives anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. The medicine reduces and reserves pain in the area of the gel’s application (including joint pain), reduces morning woodiness and arthrocele, helps to increase range of motions.
Diclofenac is used as a powerful analgesic agent, able to deal with pain syndromes of the different origin.
Diclofenac Topical Gel. The origin
The origin of diclofenac is rather interesting. First of all it should be noted that diclofenac falls into category of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory preparations, which can kill inflammation and pain simultaneously. The acronym of this group of preparations is NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).
Acetylsalicylic acid is the prototype of all the currently available NSAIDs. But the highness of toxicity of the high doses of acetosalicylic, provided an impetus to the search for other drugs with the similar effect. In 1966, diclofenac sodium was synthesized in the laboratory “Geigy”. This preparation has shown the excellent results in the treatment of rheumatic diseases.
To date diclofenac has a wide range of the Therapeutic Indications in almost all branches of medicine. It is widely used in:
• sports medicine and systemic traumatology;
• in the case of hepatic and renal colic;
• in the case of pain of the different origins.
The use of Diclofenac Topical Gel for treating rheumatic diseases
For the first time Diclofenac was used in the rheumatology as the preparation, which can analgize, reduce inflammation and at the same time to be well tolerated. A regular use of Diclofenac Topical Gel reduces joints’ morning woodiness, cuts short pain at rest and on the move, relives puffiness and decreases bulges. Diclofenac Gel is the best choice to treat all inflammatory rheumatic diseases, arthritis and arthrosis.
The use of Diclofenac Gel in sports medicine, orthopedics and traumatology
Achiness, caused by the diseases of the locomotor organs, may be different nature (as the result of surgery, trauma, trophic changes, dysplasia). Diclofenac Topical Gel is the excellent pain-relieving solution. It relieves pain and water retention, increases the ability to move. In this case, Pharmaceutical form of the drug plays a key role. The best results can be achieved by combining injection and gel, in other words, the drugs of systemic and topical effect.
In particular, bursitis, tendonitis, tension of ligaments, strains and pulled muscles are treated with Diclofenac Topical Gel, while the massive bones injury, fractures and traumas respond well to Diclofenac pills’ and injections’ treatment.
The use of Diclofenac Topical Gel for treating neurological diseases
The most known neurological pain syndromes cut short with Diclofenac Topical Gel: back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome and migraine.
If the pain syndrome is mild and does not prevent move, using Diclofenac Topical Gel for 10 days kills the pain. If the pain syndrome is pronounced and prevents move, it is better to use injections with a gradual switch to tablets.
Diclofenac Topical Gel. The Therapeutic Indications
· Inflammation of the musculoskeletal system – arthritis:
· ankylosed spondylitis (Marie-Striinipell disease)
· rheumatoid arthritis,
· The degenerative processes of the musculoskeletal system – arthrosis:
· Acute gouty arthritis (gout).
· The inflammatory or degenerative diseases of extra-articular soft tissues.
Diclofenac Topical Gel. How to use
Diclofenac Topical Gel is used exteriorly. The adults and children over 12 years should lay the preparation on the skin 3-4 times a day. Sufficient quantity of the drug depends on the size of the painful area. A single dose of the drug is 2-4 g (such volume corresponds with cherry or walnut).
Use no more than 2 g of the drug no more than 2 times a day for children from 6 to 12 years.
After applying the product, wash your hands. The duration of treatment depends on the indications and effect. After 2 weeks of using the medication you should consult with your doctor.
Diclofenac Topical Gel. The Special Instructions
Diclofenac Topical Gel should be laid on the unbroken skin only, avoiding contact with the open wounds. After the preparation’s application, occlusive dressing should not be applied. Avoid contact the drug with the eyes and mucous membranes.
Diclofenac Topical Gel. The Feedbacks
In spite of my young age, my knee joints started to hurt. The pain was so violent and aching that I did not want to walk. And in the evening it was difficult to fall asleep. I do not like to self-medicate, so I visited our family doctor, and he prescribed me Diclofenac Topical Gel.
And in 3 days the pain has gone. It is so good, when there are such effective medications, which bring back the sweets of life.
Joan, 27 y.
Diclofenac Topical Gel helped me very much, when I dislocated the foot. The effect was in the first try. In fact, Diclofenac Gel is the alternative to the medicine Voltaren. As regards effectiveness, these two medicines provide the same effect, but Diclofenac costs less than Voltaren.
Kent, 35 y.
I have the intense joint pain. There are mad pains, I can hardly step; it is painful to incurvate and extend the knees; back bone and pelvis joints ache. Diclofenac Topical Gel really saves me. After the one and only use the pain goes away… I can walk without feeling pain…
Walter, 63 y.