Medicinal Products

DICLOFENAC ZENTIVA 1%

Generic drug from Voltarene Emulgel
Therapeutic class: Rheumatology
Active ingredients: Diclofenac
laboratory: Sanofi-Aventis France

Gel
50 g tube
All forms

Indication

Tendinitis of the upper and lower limbs.

Postoperative and post-traumatic edema.

Symptomatic treatment of painful osteoarthritis of the fingers and knees.

Dosage DICLOFENAC ZENTIVA 1% Gel Tube of 50 g

Dosage

· 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).

Administration mode

Cutaneous route - 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).

Against indications

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.

Side effects Diclofenac Zentiva

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:

Skin 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).

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