Diclofenac sodium cream 1% for pain and inflammation (Cataflam, Voltaren, Zipsor)
What is Diclofenac sodium cream 1% for pain and inflammation (Cataflam, Voltaren, Zipsor)?
Diclofenac sodium in a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent. It suppresses prostaglandin synthesis and reduces pain and inflammation. As it has high lipid solubility, topical application is effective for the treatment even in muscles and joints.
Diclofenac sodium cream is used for the treatment of osteoarthritis, shoulder periarthritis, tendinitis, tenosynovitis, peritendinitis, humeral epicondylitis, muscular pain, posttraumatic swelling and pain. For patients with osteoarthritis, topical application of diclofenac is as effective as an oral one, but with fewer systemic side effects.
While for broader areas covered with clothes it may be easier to use tape sheets, we recommend using cream for harder-to-reach or non-flat areas, such as elbows, knees etc.
Active principles: diclofenac sodium
Amount: 10 tubes * 25 g
Maker: Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Toyama, Japan
- shoulder periarthritis,
- tendinitis and tenosynovitis,
- humeral epicondylitis (tennis elbow etc.),
- muscular pain (muscular and/or fascial low back pain etc.),
- posttraumatic swelling and/or pain.
How to use
Apply an appropriate dose to the affected area in a thin layer evenly, 3-4 times a day.
Contraindications: do not use for pregnant or breastfeeding women, patients with an aspirin-induced asthma or a history of it and patients with bronchial asthma.
Do not apply the cream to mucosal membrane such as eyes or lips. If the cream reaches the eyes, rinse them with water or lukewarm water immediately.
Do not apply to the area where the skin is stripped. Do not wrap the applied area with plastic wrap etc.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patient needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.