Diclofenac Sodium

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Gel • 1% • 1 count

DICLOFENAC (dye KLOE fen ak) treats joint pain caused by arthritis. It works by decreasing inflammation. It belongs to a group of medications called NSAIDs.

How should you use this medication?
This medication is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Wash your hands before and after use. If you are treating your hands, only wash your hands before use. Do not get it in your eyes. If you do, rinse your eyes with plenty of cool tap water. Use it as directed on the prescription label at the same time every day. Do not use it more often than directed. Keep taking it unless your care team tells you to stop. Apply a thin film of the medication to the affected area. If you are using Voltaren or Venngel One, they come with INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE. Ask your pharmacist for directions on how to use this medication. Read the information carefully. Talk to your pharmacist or care team if you have questions. A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time. Talk to your care team about the use of this medication in children. Special care may be needed.

What are the possible side effects of this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:

Allergic reactions-skin rash, itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
Bleeding-bloody or black, tar-like stools, vomiting blood or brown material that looks like coffee grounds, red or dark brown urine, small red or purple spots on skin, unusual bruising or bleeding
Heart attack-pain or tightness in the chest, shoulders, arms, or jaw, nausea, shortness of breath, cold or clammy skin, feeling faint or lightheaded
Heart failure-shortness of breath, swelling of ankles, feet, or hands, sudden weight gain, unusual weakness or fatigue
Increase in blood pressure
Kidney injury-decrease in the amount of urine, swelling of the ankles, hands, or feet
Liver injury-right upper belly pain, loss of appetite, nausea, light-colored stool, dark yellow or brown urine, yellowing skin or eyes, unusual weakness or fatigue
Rash, fever, and swollen lymph nodes
Redness, blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
Stroke-sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, trouble speaking, confusion, trouble walking, loss of balance or coordination, dizziness, severe headache, change in vision Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
Irritation at application site
Loss of appetite
Upset stomach

What may interact with this medicine?
Our pharmacists will check to see if this medication will cause any interactions with the information in your profile.
NSAIDs, medications for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen

Weight 1 kg



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