VOLTAREN EMULGEL 50GM; diclofenac sodium, anti inflammatory agents .
ACTIVE-INGREDIENT OF VOLTAREN EMULGEL 50GM
100 g voltaren emulgel contains 1.16 g diclofenac diethylamine as active ingredient , corresponding to 1 g of diclofenac sodium .
INDICATION OF VOLTAREN EMULGEL 50GM
for the external treatment of pain , inflammation and swelling in : injuries of the tendons , ligaments , muscles and joints , e.g. sprains , bruises , strains and back pain after sport or accidents . – localized forms of soft tissue rheumatism such as tendinitis (tennis elbow ) , shoulder – hand syndrome , bursitis , periarthropathies . – and for the symptomatic treatment of osteoarthritis of small and medium – sized joints located close to the skin such as the finger joints or knee joints .
DOSAGE OF VOLTAREN EMULGEL 50GM
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The recommended dose is : –
adults and children from 12 years : depending on the size of the painful area to be treated , 2-4 g of voltaren emulgel ( cherry to walnut size , sufficient to treat an area of about 400-800 cm2 ) are applied 3 to 4 times daily to the affected areas and rubbed easily . the duration of treatment depends on the indication and the treatment success . it is advisable to check the treatment after 2 weeks if the symptoms not have improved . voltaren emulgel should not be used longer than 14 days . after application , the hands should be washed properly (except for treatment of finger arthritis ) voltaren emulgel can also be used as adjunctive therapy with other pharmaceutical forms of voltaren . children under 12 years : the use and safety of voltaren emulgel in children under 12 years has not been tested systematically and is not recommended .
OVER-DOSAGE OF VOLTAREN EMULGEL 50GM
due to low systematic absorption of diclofenac after topical application an overdose is very unlikely . In case of accidental ingestion of voltaren emulgel (1 tube of 50 g corresponds to 0.5 g diclofenac sodium ) . Adverse effects similar to those observed in an overdose with voltaren tablets have to be expected . if significant systemic adverse effects occur as a result of inappropriate use of accidental overdose (e.g. in children ) the usual therapeutic methods for poisoning with NSAIDS should be as a general treatment . in particular , shortly after the ingestion , gastric lavage and treatment with activated charcoal can be taken into account .
CONTRA-INDICATION OF VOLTAREN EMULGEL 50GM
hypersensitivity to diclofenac or any of the excipients (i.e isopropanol or propylene glycol ) . Voltaren emulgel is contraindicated in patients in whom acetylsalicylic acid or other nonsterodial anti-inflammatory drugs , such as ibuprofen , can cause asthma , urticaria or acute rhinitis . voltaren emulgel is contraindicated during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy .
STORAGE OF VOLTAREN EMULGEL 50GM
store below 30 c , protect from heat .
PACK OF VOLTAREN EMULGEL 50GM
carton box containing aluminum tube of 50 g and insert leaflet .
VOLTAREN EMULGEL 50GM MANUFACTURED BY
novartis pharma s.a.e. egypt .