I picked up a script today for the above. It is supposed to be for arthritis pain in knees, but on the box, the pharmacy label and monograph it says for "actinic keratosis". Can anyone tell me why? Pharmacist said it is definitely used for arthritis pain.
What are all uses for diclofenac sodium gel 3%?
- 20 Sep 2018 by Kathleen38415
- 22 September 2018 (12 weeks ago)
- rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, pain, actinic keratosis, diclofenac, knee, pharmacist, sodium, arthritis pain, gel
Added 21 Sep 2018:
Thanks for the answer but I am still wondering does anyone know why it would say "actinic Keratosis" on the box and label?
I was tried on it for my chronic migraine disease. Basically it’s in the class of drugs called NSAIDS such Aspirin, ibuprofen, Touradol. All NSAIDS relieve pain some better for certain parts of the body. This is a very potent drug and almost always comes with a gastrointestinal protective coating
All NSAIDS are hard on your gastrointestinal tract and should always be taken with food; this drug especially.
I was given Meloxicam for my knees but noticed nothing really but a good option to try. Physio therapy was the only thing that worked for me.
I had a fair amount of success with this drug. The brand name is Arthrotec but an anti inflammatory is an anti inflammatory.
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