Generic drug from Voltarene Emulgel
Therapeutic class: Rheumatology
Active ingredients: Diclofenac
Box of 1 tube of 50 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 MYLAN 1% Gel Box of 1 tube of 50 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 Road - Reserved for adults (over 18 years old).
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 medicine is contraindicated in the following cases:
. Allergy to diclofenac or substances of similar activity such as other NSAIDs, aspirin.
. Allergy to any of the excipients.
. Injured skin, whatever the lesion: oozing dermatitis, eczema, infected lesion, burn or wound.
. From the beginning of the 6th month of pregnancy: after 24 weeks of amenorrhea (5 months), all inhibitors of prostaglandin synthesis may expose the fetus to: cardiopulmonary toxicity (premature closure of the ductus arteriosus and pulmonary arterial hypertension); renal dysfunction may progress to renal failure associated with oligohydramnios. In late pregnancy, the mother and the newborn may have: an increase in bleeding time due to anti-aggregating action that may occur even after very low doses of the drug; inhibition of uterine contractions resulting in delayed term or prolonged delivery. As a result, diclofenac is contraindicated in the third trimester of pregnancy beyond 24 weeks of amenorrhea (5 months).
- Do not apply on the mucous membranes or on the eyes.
NOT RECOMMENDED :
Breast-feeding: Diclofenac, like all NSAIDs in breast milk, should be avoided as a precautionary measure and should be avoided in women who are breastfeeding. If the situation dictates its use, diclofenac gel should not be applied to breasts in nursing mothers.
Diclofenac Mylan side effects
- Frequent cases:
Skin reactions: rashes, eczema; erythema, dermatitis (including contact dermatitis).
- rare cases:
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, renal effects). - related to excipients:
Due to the presence of propylene glycol, risk of contact eczema.