What Diclac 5% Gel is and What is it used for
- Diclac gel is a pain killer and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
- Diclac gel is used for local application in case of pain, inflammation and swelling in case of: rheumatological disorders of soft tissues (inflammation of tendon and ligaments – tendonitis, tendovaginitis and bursitis, painful immobility of the shoulder , inflammation of the muscles and joints);
- degenerative joint disorders (arthrosis of large and small joints) of the limbs and in the zone of spinal cord ; sport and domestic injuries ( sprains, injuries, strains).
What is Diclac gel
For topical administration to relieve pain, inflammation and edema in: rheumatic diseases of soft tissues (inflammation of the tendons and ligaments – tendinitis, bursitis and tendovaginitis, painful shoulder stiffness, inflammation of muscles and joints);
degenerative joint diseases (arthroses of small and large joints) of the limbs and the spine;
sports and household injuries (sprains, bruises, sprains).
2. WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU USE DICLAC GEL
Do not use gel Diclac
if you are allergic to diclofenac or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6);
to open wounds, damaged skin areas, inflammation or infection of the skin;
if the administration of acetylsalicylic acid / aspirin or other NSAIDs get an asthma attack, rash or fever;
in children and adolescents;
in the last three months of pregnancy.
Warnings and Precautions
if you suffer from asthma, hay fever, nasal polyps (swelling of the nasal mucosa), chronic lung disease or chronic respiratory infections (symptoms similar to hay fever);
if you are hypersensitive to anti products from all groups, there is a higher risk of asthma attacks (ie. intolerance to analgesics / analgesic asthma), local swelling of the skin and mucosa (ie. pomegranate. edema edema) or urticaria upon administration of Diclac gel than other patients. In these patients Diclac gel can be applied only under certain precautions and follow-up by a physician. The same applies to patients who develop allergic reactions to other substances that occur with skin reactions, itching or hives;
Care must be taken not gel comes into contact with eyes or mucous membranes.
Other medicines and Diclac gel
Unlikely to occur drug interactions when administering Diclac gel. However, you should inform your doctor if at the same time taking or have recently taken any other medicines.
Children and adolescents
Diclac 5% gel should not be used in children and adolescents, since this group does not have enough data for this age group.
Fertility, pregnancy and lactation
Women of childbearing age
There is no evidence to suggest recommendations for women of childbearing age.
As there are insufficient data on the safety of diclofenac gel in pregnant women, diclofenac gel should not be used during pregnancy. Diclofenac Gel is contraindicated especially in the last three months of pregnancy.
Since it is not known whether topical administration diclofenac passes into breast milk, use during lactation is not recommended. If there are compelling reasons for the use of diclofenac gel during breastfeeding should avoid applying in the area around the chest and continued use.
No evidence of effects on human fertility.
Important information about some of the ingredients of the gel Diclac
Diclac 5% gel contains alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) and therefore should not be in contact with open wounds, mucous membranes or eyes.
3. HOW TO USE DICLAC GEL
Unless your doctor has prescribed a different dosing regimen, it is advisable to follow the recommended dosage for Diclac gel. Please adhere to the provided instructions for use to ensure the correct functioning of Diclac. Apply a thin layer of the gel 2-3 times a day to the affected areas of the skin. Gently massage it into the skin and do not ingest it orally. Diclac gel is suitable for iontophoresis, an electrotherapy technique that enhances skin penetration. When using iontophoresis, apply Diclac gel to the negative pole (cathode). The duration of administration can vary from 3 to 7 days, depending on the individual case.
If you use more than the amount Diclac
If the gel is applied in quantities significantly greater than recommended or if ingested, symptoms of overdose may include dizziness, headache, impaired consciousness, abnormal breathing, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, gastrointestinal bleeding, liver and renal function disorders, and seizures in children. It is important to inform your doctor, who will assess the clinical presentation and provide appropriate treatment for overdose. In case of exceeding the recommended dose, the gel should be washed off with water.
If you forget to use Diclac
If you forgot to apply the product, continue to use it regularly.
Please consult your doctor if you are unsure of the interruption or premature termination of therapy.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Diclac gel can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Rarely can occur local skin reactions such as redness, itching, burning skin, skin rashes, incl. with formation of bubbles and urticaria.
Diclac gel may rarely cause hypersensitivity reactions or called. local allergic reactions (contact dermatitis).
In very rare cases, diclofenac gel can cause asthma attack or photosensitivity reaction.
Applying Diclac gel over large areas of the skin for an extended duration may potentially lead to the occurrence of systemic side effects that can affect specific organ systems within the body. These side effects can be similar to those experienced with oral, intramuscular, or intravenous administration of diclofenac.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. HOW TO STORE DICLAC GEL
Store at temperatures below 25 ° C.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not use Diclac gel after the expiry date stated on the packaging. Shelf life after first opening of the tube is 12 months.
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACKAGE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
What Diclac gel
The active ingredient is diclofenac sodium. 1 g of gel contains 50 mg diclofenac sodium.
The other ingredients are: hypromellose, macrogol – 7 glycerol cocoate, aromatic substance, purified water.
Diclac looks like and contents of the pack
Original packages containing 50 g and 100 g of gel.