What is Diclofenac topical?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Solaraze gel Voltarol Emulgel

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Diclofenac Sodium Topical is a topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), it is used for the relief of osteoarthritis pain in joints amenable to topical therapy (eg, ankle, elbow, foot, hand, knee, wrist).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 10 4
Joint pain 5 1
Osteoarthritis 5 1
Fibromyalgia 2 0
Pain in ankles 2 1
Back pain 1 0

Show all 22 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Diclofenac topical

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Diclofenac topical

Dosage Patients
1 % three times daily 2
1 % four times daily 2
1.3 % weekly 1
2 % twice daily 1
4 g three times daily 1
1% as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Diclofenac topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 3
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Diclofenac topical

Duration

Currently taking Diclofenac topical

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2

Stopped taking Diclofenac topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 2
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Diclofenac topical after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Ibuprofen gel 1
Methocarbamol (Robaxin) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Diclofenac topical.