Olfen Topical gel
Active ingredients- Diclofenac Na
Pharmacology: Olfen Topical Gel belongs to the group of analgesic and anti-inflammatory preparation for external use. It is formulated with a percent of diclofenac Na in a cooling gel base that is well accepted by the skin cells.
It has a pain- alleviating, inflammation-restraining and detumescent effect in swellings of traumatic or rheumatic origin. It recovers or stabilizes weakened function.
Pharmacokinetics: Diclofenac is well accepted via the skin after local use and its existence can be found in the plasma. Concentration of the active compund is roughly 3.3 percent of the locally used amount. Diclofenac metabolites emerging after local use are comparable to those observed after oral use.
Olfen gel indications
For the general management of periarthropathy, arthrosis, restricted states of non-articular rheumatism condition (such as- bursitis, tendovaginitis and tendinitis) along with traumatically initiated swellings of tendons, muscles, ligaments and joints (such as- sprains, contusions as well as strains).
Besides Olfen Topical gel may be used to take care of other external problems as found appropriate by your physician or pharmacist.
Dosage and administration
Standard prescribed amount: Depends on the region to be treated, 2 to 3 g of Olfen topical Gel must be used on the affected region 3 to 4 times every day. Advisable to rub it gently onto the skin till it is fully absorbed.
Olfen Gel must not be used on broken skin. The topical preparation should not come in contact with wounds, sore, open injuries, eyes or mucous membranes.
Olfen Gel may in addition be used along with other drugs and other forms of Diclofenac Na.
- Allergic reaction to diclofenac Na, acetylsalicylic acid, the gel base or to any additional NSAID agents. Inform your physician if you are have suffered any allergic reactions in the past to any of the active ingredients found in the topical preparations.
- Olfen topical Gel must not be applied under occlusive, airtight bandages.
- It should not be used orally.
Till date no drug interactions have been reported with the use Olfen Topical Gel. Consult a doctor in case any adverse reactions occur.