Indications for: Diclofenac 3%
Use lowest effective dose for shortest duration. Apply to lesions twice daily for 60–90 days.
Diclofenac 3% Contraindications:
Coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Risk of serious cardiovascular events.
Diclofenac 3% Warnings/Precautions:
Increased risk of serious cardiovascular events (including MI, stroke). Avoid in recent MI, severe heart failure; if necessary, monitor. History of ulcer disease and/or GI bleeding. Severe renal or hepatic impairment. Avoid sun and UV light. Aspirin allergy. Asthma. Avoid eyes, and open skin wounds, infections, or exfoliative dermatitis. Elderly. Labor & delivery. Pregnancy (avoid during ≥30 weeks gestation): increased risk of premature closure of the fetal ductus arteriosus; (20–30 weeks gestation): may cause fetal renal dysfunction/oligohydramnios; if treatment needed, limit dose and duration of use. Nursing mothers: not recommended.
Diclofenac 3% Classification:
Diclofenac 3% Interactions:
Increased risk of GI events with concomitant aspirin or oral NSAIDs. Concomitant other topical medications or products (eg, sunscreens, cosmetics): not studied.
Pruritus, rash, contact dermatitis, dry skin, exfoliation, local pain, paresthesia; cardiovascular thrombotic events, edema, photosensitivity, Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (discontinue if occurs).
Formerly known under the brand name Solaraze.