Diclofenac sodium tape 30 mg for pain and inflammation (Cataflam, Voltaren, Zipsor)
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General information on Japanese Diclofenac sodium tape 30 mg for pain and inflammation (Cataflam, Voltaren, Zipsor)
Package details: 70 sheets
Manufacturer: Sanwa Kagaku Kenkyusho Co., Ltd., Japan
Active ingredients: diclofenac sodium (chemical formula C14H10Cl2NNaO2)
Medical effect: Diclofenac sodium tape 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.
Avoid applying to injured area, mucous membrane, area with eczema or rash.
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
Peel off the plastic sheet and apply to the affected area once a day.
How effective is Diclofenac sodium tape 30 mg 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 tape 30 mg from Japan?
Diclofenac sodium tape 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).