DENSAID TOPICAL contains Diclofenac which belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which reduces pain and inflammation. It is used for the local symptomatic relief of mild to moderate pain and inflammation following acute blunt trauma of small and medium-sized joints and surrounding structures.
Diclofenac sodium is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory with analgesic properties. It inhibits the enzyme, cyclooxygenase (COX), which is an early component of the arachidonic acid cascade, resulting in the reduced formation of prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and prostacyclin.
Always use DENSAID TOPICAL as prescribed by your doctor. Before using, tell your doctor if you have any kidney, liver, or heart diseases, are pregnant, or breastfeeding. It is not suitable for use in children and adolescents below 14 years of age. The common side effects are skin redness, inflammation, or swelling. Do not apply this medicine to injured or infected skin. In case of accidental contact with eyes, or mucous membranes, rinse the affected area completely with running water. If the irritation persists, contact your doctor.