Diclofenac (Topical)
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Diclofenac (Topical)?

(dye KLOE fen ak)

• This medicine is used to relieve pain and inflammation.

• This medicine is used to treat arthritis.

• This medicine is used to treat precancerous skin lesions. It may take 1 month to see the full effect.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

Skin gel, skin solution:

• Do not put coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) over the area unless told to do so by healthcare provider.

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.

Skin patch:

• The patch may contain conducting metal. Remove patch before MRI.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Skin irritation.

• Itching.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you...