What is Diclogesic?

Diclogesic Gel is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Joint Pain, Lower Back Pain, Sprains, Bone Fractures, Inflammation Of Joints, Pain Due To Skeletal Muscle and other conditions.

Diclogesic Gel contains Diclofenac, Linseed Oil, Menthol, and Methyl Salicylate as active ingredients.

Diclogesic Gel works by blocking the production of a chemical causing pain, fever, and inflammation; decreasing the inflammation causing chemicals; inhibiting prostaglandin formation; temporarily relieving minor pain;

Diclogesic Gel Uses

Diclogesic Gel is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:

  • Joint Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Sprains
  • Bone Fractures
  • Inflammation Of Joints
  • Pain Due To Skeletal Muscle
  • Skin Irritation
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Inflammatory Diseases
  • Anti-Pain Topical Medication
  • Muscle Or Joint Pain
  • Muscle Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Bruising
  • Back Pain
  • Pain In Shoulder Joint

Diclogesic Gel Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Diclogesic Gel improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:

  • Blocking the production of a chemical causing pain, fever, and inflammation.
  • Decreasing the inflammation causing chemicals.
  • Inhibiting prostaglandin formation.
  • Temporarily relieving minor pain.

Diclogesic Gel – Composition and Active Ingredients

Diclogesic Gel is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)

  • Diclofenac
  • Linseed Oil
  • Methyl Salicylate
  • Menthol

Diclogesic Gel – Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Diclogesic Gel. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.

  • Fluid Retention
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Stomach Ulcers Or Bleeding
  • Spinning Sensation
  • Loss Of Weight Or Poor Appetite
  • Skin Rashes

Diclogesic Gel – Precautions & How to Use

Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

  • Allergic reactions
  • Blood dyscrasias
  • Candidiasis
  • Darkening of tongue
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking this drug
  • Do not take antacids with magnesium as they can interact with the drug

Diclogesic Gel – Drug Interactions

If you take other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Diclogesic Gel may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Diclogesic Gel may interact with the following drugs and products:

  • Alcohol
  • Anisindione
  • Anisindione Coumadin
  • Corticosteroids
  • Cyclosporine
  • Dicumarol

Diclogesic Gel – Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Diclogesic Gel is a contraindication. In addition, Diclogesic Gel should not be taken if you have the following conditions:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Flushing
  • Headache
  • Hypersensitivity

Other important Information on Diclogesic Gel

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, take it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not take extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.

Overdosage of Diclogesic Gel

Do not take more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Diclogesic Gel, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.

Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.

Storage of Diclogesic Gel

Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Diclogesic Gel.

Expired Diclogesic Gel

Taking a single dose of expired Diclogesic Gel is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to take expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.

Diclogesic Gel – Frequently asked Questions

Is Diclogesic Gel safe to consume or apply when pregnant?

Diclofenac: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.

Linseed Oil: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.

Methyl Salicylate: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.

Menthol: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.

Is Diclogesic Gel safe while breastfeeding?

Diclofenac: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Linseed Oil: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Methyl Salicylate: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Menthol: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Can Diclogesic Gel be used for joint pain and lower back pain?

Yes, joint pain and lower back pain are among the most common reported uses for Diclogesic Gel. Please do not use Diclogesic Gel for joint pain and lower back pain without consulting first with your doctor. Click here to find out what other patients report as common uses for Diclogesic Gel.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when eating Diclogesic Gel medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if eating the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects.

Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?

Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government’s categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.

Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?

Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

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