Learn the Medicine Information and Affected person Directions for Use supplied by your pharmacist earlier than you begin utilizing diclofenac and every time you get a refill. When you’ve got any questions, ask your physician or pharmacist.
This remedy is to be used on the pores and skin solely. To measure the proper dose, use the dosing card(s) supplied with the remedy. Place a dosing card on a flat floor in an effort to learn the print on the cardboard. Squeeze a fair line of the remedy from the tube onto the dosing card, utilizing the marks on the cardboard to measure the prescribed dose. Gently rub the remedy into the whole affected joint, normally 4 instances day by day or as directed by your physician. Chances are you’ll use the dosing card to use the remedy. Don’t apply the remedy on pores and skin that has cuts, infections, or rashes.
If the bundle directions direct you to reuse the dosing card, then after every use, maintain the cardboard together with your fingertips, rinse, and dry. When you’re able to discard the dosing card, fold the cardboard in half with the remedy facet inside and throw away out of the attain of youngsters and pets. Wash your fingers after utilizing the remedy until you might be utilizing it to deal with the fingers. Don’t bathe, bathe, or wash any handled areas for not less than an hour after making use of the remedy. Wait not less than 10 minutes earlier than protecting the handled space with gloves or clothes. Don’t wrap, bandage, or apply warmth (comparable to a heating pad) to the handled space.
The dosage is predicated in your medical situation and response to therapy. Don’t apply greater than 16 grams of diclofenac per day to any single joint of the decrease physique (comparable to knee, ankle, foot). Don’t apply greater than 8 grams of diclofenac per day to any single joint of the higher physique (comparable to hand, wrist, elbow). Irrespective of what number of joints you might be treating, don’t use greater than a complete of 32 grams of diclofenac per day.
Talk about the dangers and advantages of utilizing this drug together with your physician or pharmacist. To scale back the danger of unwanted side effects, use this remedy on the lowest efficient dose for the shortest doable time. Don’t improve your dose, use it extra usually than prescribed, or apply the remedy to any space not prescribed by your physician.
Don’t get the remedy within the eyes, nostril, or mouth. In case you do get the remedy in these areas, flush with loads of water. Contact your physician instantly if irritation lasts..
For sure situations (comparable to arthritis), it could take as much as 2 weeks of utilizing this drug often till you get the complete profit.
In case you are utilizing this drug “as wanted” (not on an everyday schedule), keep in mind that ache medicines work finest if they’re used as the primary indicators of ache happen. In case you wait till the ache has worsened, the remedy could not work as properly.
Inform your physician in case your ache lasts or will get worse.