Generic drug from Voltarene Emulgel
Therapeutic class: Rheumatology
Active ingredients: Diclofenac
Box of 1 tube of 100 g
· Tendinitis of the upper and lower limbs.
· Post-operative and post-traumatic edema.
· Symptomatic treatment of painful osteoarthritis of the fingers and knees.
Dosage DICLOFENAC SANDOZ 1% Gel Box of 1 Tube of 100 g
· Tendonitis: 3 to 4 applications per day.
· Post-operative and post-traumatic edema (sprain, ...): 2 to 4 applications per day.
The dose administered at each application is of the order of 2.5 g of gel (about 6 cm of gel).
Painful osteoarthritis of the fingers and knees: 3 to 4 applications per day.
The dose administered at each application is of the order of 4 g of gel (approximately 10 cm of gel).
Local way - Reserved for adults.
To penetrate the gel by a gentle and prolonged massage on the painful or inflammatory area.
Wash your hands thoroughly after each use (except in the case of self-application for painful digital osteoarthritis).
This medication should be used with caution in older people who are more prone to adverse effects.
The use of the product in children has not been evaluated and is therefore not recommended.
Renal or hepatic impairment
For use of this medicinal product in patients with renal or hepatic impairment see section Warnings and Precautions for Use .
Treatment is limited to 5 days in the absence of a medical prescription.
Without improvement during the recommended course of treatment, a physician should be consulted.
This medicine is contraindicated in the following cases:
· From the beginning of the 6th month of pregnancy (see section on Pregnancy and lactation ),
· Allergy to diclofenac or substances of similar activity such as other NSAIDs, aspirin,
· Allergy to any of the excipients,
· Damaged skin, whatever the lesion: oozing dermatitis, eczema, infected lesion, burn or wound.
Adverse effects Diclofenac Sandoz
Skin reactions: rashes, eczema, erythema, dermatitis (including contact dermatitis).
Skin reactions: bullous dermatosis. Associated pruritus is sometimes observed.
Very rare cases and isolated cases
Cutaneous reactions: pustular rash, urticaria, purpura, local ulcerations.
Hypersensitivity reactions; angioneurotic edema (Quincke's edema).
Respiratory problems: The onset of asthma attack may be related in some subjects to an allergy to aspirin or to an NSAID. In this case, this medicine is contraindicated.
Other skin reactions: isolated cases of photosensitivity.
Other systemic effects of NSAIDs
They are a function of the transdermal passage of the active ingredient and therefore the amount of gel applied, the surface treated, the degree of cutaneous integrity, the duration of the treatment and the use or not of an occlusive dressing (digestive effects, renal).