Diclofenac is used to treat pain and other symptoms of arthritis of the joints (eg, osteoarthritis), such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. However, this medicine does not cure osteoarthritis and will help you only as long as you continue to use it. Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
Diclofenac topical 3% gel is also used to treat actinic keratosis, a skin problem that may become cancerous if not treated. The exact way that topical diclofenac helps this condition is unknown.
Diclofenac topical solution is used to treat pain and swelling caused by osteoarthritis of the knees.
Diclofenac topical patch and topical system is used to treat acute pain caused by minor strains, sprains, and contusions (bruises).
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
This medicine is available without a prescription.
This product is available in the following dosage forms:
- Patch, Extended Release