Diclofenac sodium cream 1% for pain and inflammation (Cataflam, Voltaren, Zipsor)
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General information on Japanese Diclofenac sodium cream 1% for pain and inflammation (Cataflam, Voltaren, Zipsor)
Package details: 10 tubes * 25 g
Manufacturer: Nichi-Iko Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd., Japan
Active ingredients: diclofenac sodium (chemical formula C14H10Cl2NNaO2)
Medical effect: Diclofenac sodium cream is effective for the treatment of following diseases and conditions:
- shoulder periarthritis,
- tendinitis and tenosynovitis,
- humeral epicondylitis (tennis elbow etc.),
- muscular pain (muscular and/or fascial low back pain etc.),
- posttraumatic swelling and/or pain.
Contraindications and precautions: do not use for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not use for patients with an aspirin-induced asthma or a history of it. Do not use for patients with bronchial asthma.
Do not apply the cream to mucosal membrane such as eyes or lips. If the cream reaches the eyes, rinse them with water or lukewarm water immediately.
Do not apply to the area where the skin is stripped. Do not wrap the applied area with plastic wrap etc.
If an allergic reaction occurs, stop using the medicine and consult with your doctor. If you’re taking any other medication or receiving any other treatment, you have to consult with your doctor before use.
Dosage and administration
Apply an appropriate dose to the affected area in a thin layer evenly, 3-4 times a day.
How effective is Diclofenac sodium cream 1% from Japan for pain and inflammation (Cataflam, Voltaren, Zipsor)?
Diclofenac sodium in a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It works by suppressing prostaglandin synthesis. As it has high lipid solubility, topical application is effective for the treatment of pain and inflammation in muscles and joints.
Who should use Diclofenac sodium cream 1% from Japan?
Diclofenac sodium cream is used for the treatment of osteoarthritis, shoulder periarthritis, tendinitis, tenosynovitis, peritendinitis, humeral epicondylitis, muscular pain, posttraumatic swelling and pain. Studies showed that for patients with osteoarthritis topical application of diclofenac is as effective as an oral one, but with fewer systemic side effects (F. B. Revel, M. Fayet, M. Hagen. “Topical Diclofenac, an Efficacious Treatment for Osteoarthritis: A Narrative Review”. Rheumatology and Therapy, 2020, 7(2): 217–236).