Generic Name: Diclofenac sodium
Product Name: Hexal Diclac Anti-inflammatory Gel
Diclofenac is used to relieve pain and inflammation in the following conditions
Diclofenac is also used to treat abnormally excessive vaginal bleeding
Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs relieve pain and inflammation by inhibiting the synthesis of prostaglandins, which have an important involvement in the production of inflammation, pain and fever in the body
Diclofenac may be given orally or rectally
75â??150 mg per day given in 2 or 3 divided doses.
The maximum daily dose is 200 mg
Children older than 6 months
For relief of pain: 1â??2 mg/kg/ per day given in 2 or 3 divided doses.
For juvenile chronic arthritis: 1â??3 mg/kg per day given in 2 or 3 divided doses.
Rub into the affected area 3â??4 times daily.
Common side effects
Salt and fluid retention
High blood pressure
Loss of appetite
Uncommon side effects
High potassium levels
Kidney function impairment
Ulceration of the oesophagus
Irritation of the rectum may occur with suppositories
Topical agents (creams rubbed into the skin) may cause skin irritation, itching and rash
For further information talk to your doctor.