What is Dicloran?
Dicloran Gel is used for Pain In Tendons, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Acute Gout, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Back Pain, Sprains And Strains and other conditions.
Dicloran Gel contains Diclofenac Sodium, Menthol, Methyl Salicylate, and Oleum Lini as active ingredients.
Dicloran Gel works by reducing the substances in the body that cause inflammation and pain; inhibiting prostaglandin formation; temporarily relieving minor pain; increasing the blood supply at the site of application;
Dicloran Gel Uses
Dicloran Gel is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- Pain In Tendons
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Acute Gout
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Back Pain, Sprains And Strains
- Soft Tissue Sports Injuries
- Anti-Pain Topical Medication
- Muscle Or Joint Pain
- Muscle Strains
- Back Pain
- Pain In Arthritis
- Pain In Shoulder Joint
- Pain In Muscle Strains Or Sprains
- Mild Inflammations
Dicloran Gel Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
Dicloran Gel improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:
- Reducing the substances in the body that cause inflammation and pain.
- Inhibiting prostaglandin formation.
- Temporarily relieving minor pain.
- Increasing the blood supply at the site of application.
Dicloran Gel – Composition and Active Ingredients
Dicloran Gel is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
- Diclofenac Sodium (2% W/W)
- Methyl Salicylate (10% W/W)
- Menthol (5% W/W)
- Oleum Lini (3% W/W)
Dicloran Gel – Side-effects
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Dicloran 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.
Dicloran 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.
- Avoid use during pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Blood dyscrasias
- Darkening of tongue
- Do not consume if allergic
- Do not drive or operate machinery
Dicloran Gel – Drug Interactions
If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Dicloran 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. Dicloran Gel may interact with the following drugs and products:
- Anisindione Coumadin
Dicloran Gel – Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to Dicloran Gel is a contraindication. In addition, Dicloran Gel should not be used if you have the following conditions:
- Abdominal cramps
- Children under the age of 14 years