What is Diclohexal?
Diclohexal Gel is used for Joint Pain, Lower Back Pain, Sprains, Bone Fractures, Inflammation Of Joints, Pain Due To Skeletal Muscle and other conditions.
Diclohexal Gel contains Diclofenac as an active ingredient.
Diclohexal Gel works by blocking the production of a chemical causing pain, fever, and inflammation.
Diclohexal Gel Uses
Diclohexal Gel is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- Joint Pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Bone Fractures
- Inflammation Of Joints
- Pain Due To Skeletal Muscle
Diclohexal Gel Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
Diclohexal Gel improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:
- Blocking the production of a chemical causing pain, fever, and inflammation.
Diclohexal Gel – Composition and Active Ingredients
Diclohexal Gel is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
- Diclofenac (1.16G/G)
Diclohexal Gel – Side-effects
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Diclohexal 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
Diclohexal 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.
- Do not drink alcohol while taking this drug
- Do not take antacids with magnesium as they can interact with the drug
- Do not take it, if you are allergic to it
- It should be taken with food or immediately after meals
Diclohexal Gel – Drug Interactions
If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Diclohexal 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. Diclohexal Gel may interact with the following drugs and products:
Diclohexal Gel – Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to Diclohexal Gel is a contraindication. In addition, Diclohexal Gel should not be used if you have the following conditions:
- Cerebrovascular disease
- Congestive heart failure
- Ischaemic heart disease
- Peripheral arterial disease