Diclofenac (Topical Route)Drug Information provided by: Micromedex
US Brand Names
Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain and other symptoms of arthritis of the joints (e.g., osteoarthritis), such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. However, this medicine does not cure osteoarthritis and will help you only as long as you continue to use it.
Diclofenac is also used to treat actinic keratosis, a skin problem that may become cancerous if not treated. The exact way that topical diclofenac helps this condition is unknown.
Diclofenac topical solution is used to treat pain and swelling caused by osteoarthritis of the knees.
Diclofenac topical patch is used to treat acute pain caused by minor strains, sprains, and contusions (bruises).
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
This product is available in the following dosage forms:
- Patch, Extended Release