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Dac Gel

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Primary uses of Dac Gel

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33
30 gm in 1 tube
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Medicine Overview of Dac Gel

Uses of Dac Gel

Dac Gel is used for pain relief.

Dac Gel side effects

Common

Side Effects of Dac are Application site irritation, Burning sensation.

How to use Dac Gel

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the gel. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Dac Gel works

Dac Gel is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling) on the skin.

In Depth Information on Dac Gel

Expert advice for Dac Gel

  • Dac Gel is  applied to the skin to relieve inflammation and pain of joints and muscles.
  • It is less likely to cause stomach side effects as compared to oral medication.
  • Gently massage it into the skin of the affected area.
  • Don't cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages as these may increase the risk of side effects.
  • Do not apply to broken, diseased, infected, inflamed or irritated skin, or to open wounds.
  • Avoid getting it in the eyes, mouth or nose. Rinse with cold water if you accidentally get it in these areas.
  • It may increase the risk of sunburn. Avoid exposing the treated area of skin to excessive sunlight.
  • Don't use it for longer than 14 days unless recommended by your doctor.
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Dac Gel related warnings
Special precautions for Dac Gel
Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dac Gel is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Dac Gel is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Dac
Broken wrist needed proper medicine
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Share x-ray picTake Cap Altraday twice daily and Tab Flotrip-forte thrice daily for pain relief and swelling
Dr. I feel backache pain during any hard work Dr.told me earlier that I HV some prob in my backbone. I can't maintain my routine because I HV to do work in household purpose he suggested DOlO-650 SOS any better mdcne?
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Do Spinal Extension exercises" thrice daily for 15 mins each session"For pain relief another option is Tab Voveran SR100
I've Right wrist probblem i can't turn or make any movement , as i'd fallen down so i can't lift anything please suggest me good remedy.
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Apply Dynapar QPS spray and take restalso take Tab Zerodol-SP twice daily for pain relief
Sir i meet with an accident on road can anyone plz give me a suggestion to cure it
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Share recent X-rays of the affected regionTake Tab Zerodol-SP twice daily for pain relief
Best medicine for high uric acid in bone joint relief
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Tab Febustat 80mg once daily for 2 weeks and Tab Ace-proxyvon once or twice daily for pain relief
Please suggest Pain relief tablets for Scatia
Dr. Trilok Kumar Jha
Bone & Joint Specialist
Tab Nucoxia MR 1 BD after meals, Cap Pantop DSR 1 before breakfast, Cap Meganeuron OD plus 1 daily.
Extreme pain around the backbone especially while sitting. Pain goes from back to legs and pain also in shoulders , joints of fingers.
Dr. Anshul Varshney
General Physician
Hi, Welcome To 1mg. I am Anshul Varshney. Get a MRI lumbosacral spine done. For pain relief you may take Etoricoxib for a short duration.

Frequently asked questions about Dac Gel

Frequently asked questions about Diclofenac

Q. Is diclofenac topical a blood thinner / controlled substance?
Diclofenac is a pain relieving medication and it does not significantly affect the function of platelets in blood; hence it is not a blood thinner. It is not a controlled substance as it does not have the potential for abuse or addiction.
Q. Can I use Dac along with vitamins?
Yes, Dac can be taken with vitamins. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can Dac be used for the treatment of hepatitis?
No, Dac is not approved for the treatment of hepatitis. Hepatitis is a condition where the liver is inflamed. Dac can, in fact, cause harm to the liver as a side effect.
Q. Can Dac be used after C-section?
Yes, Dac is a pain killer. C-section is the short name for Cesarean Section which is an operative procedure to deliver the baby through the mother's abdomen and uterus. Dac can be used to treat the pain that may occur after the operation.
Q. Can I use Dac for the treatment of arthritis?
Yes, Dac is commonly used for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and spondylitis.It belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). .
Q. Can I take Dac along with misoprostol?
Yes. It can be taken together. Misoprostol protects the stomach from irritating gastric effects of Dac. The combination of medication is used to treat arthritis in patients at high risk of getting stomach/intestinal ulcers and complications from the ulcers (such as bleeding).
Q. Can I take Dac while I am on thyroxine?
Yes, Dac can be taken with thyroxine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I use Dac with diuretics?
No, Dac should not be used with diuretics. Dac reduces the natriuretic effect of furosemide and thiazides diuretics in some patients. This response has been attributed to inhibition of renal prostaglandin synthesis.
Q. Is Dac a narcotic?
No, Dac is not a narcotic. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
Q. Can Dac be used along with warfarin?
No. Using Dac together with warfarin can increase the risk of serious bleeding from the stomach (Higher than users of either drug alone). Inform your doctor before starting these medications.
Q. Why does Dac cause an ulcer?
Dac can cause damage to the lining cells of the stomach by several mechanisms, including the irritant effect on the cells, breaking of the protective barrier properties of lining cells, suppression of prostaglandin production of the stomach, reduction of stomach mucosal blood flow and interference with the repair of superficial injury of the stomach lining.
Q. Why is Dac contraindicated in asthma?
Some patients with asthma are hypersensitive to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) like aspirin which can lead to acute attacks of asthma. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Q. Is Dac a painkiller?
Yes. Dac is a pain killer. In fact, it belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is commonly used for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and spondylitis.
Q. Is Dac good for back pain?
Yes, Dac has been found to be effective to reduce back pain. Dac is a pain killer that belongs to the NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory) class. Other NSAIDs have also been found to be useful in back pain eg. Ibuprofen and Naproxen.
Q. Why Dac should be stopped before surgery?
Since Dac has been shown to have blood thinning effects, it can increase the risk of bleeding. Therefore, it is stopped before surgery to prevent excessive loss of blood.
Q. Can I use Dac during my fever treatment?
Yes, Dac can reduce fever. However, commonly used to reduce the pain, particularly that which is seen with Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing spondylitis.
Q. Can I use Dac to treat a sore throat?
Sore throat is mostly caused by bacteria so antibiotics are given to treat a sore throat whereas Dac is a pain killer so it can be given in cases of throat pain associated with it but only under the prescription of a doctor.
Q. What are the contraindications for Dac?
Dac should not be used if there is an allergic reaction (hypersensitivity) to it, or other pain killers, active ulcer in the stomach, bleeding from the stomach, history of severe heart failure, liver failure, kidney failure and or heart attack.
Q. Can I use Dac to treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Dac can be used to treat the pain associated with urinary tract infection (UTI) but for complete treatment, a course of antibiotics will be required.
Q. Can Dac cause sedation?
Dac is not known to cause sedation. There have been rare, an isolated case report of sedation with the drug.
Q. Can I take Dac for kidney stones?
Yes,Dac can be used to relieve the pain due to kidney stones. However, there is also a risk of kidney damage with Dac as its side effect. It is advised not to take Dac for a prolonged time for this condition without adequate monitoring.
Q. Can I use Dac with mifepristone?
These drugs should not be used together as the effect of mifepristone may be lowered by Dac. Mifepristone is used for medical abortion.
Q. Can I use Dac with lithium?
No.These drugs should not be used together as Dac increases the blood levels of lithium which may further increase the side effects.
Q. Can Dac affect the chance of conceiving?
Yes. Dac can sometime cause reversible infertility. Dac by its mechanism of action, may delay or prevent rupture of ovarian follicles, which has been associated with reversible infertility in some women. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.

Substitutes for Dac

No substitutes found for this medicine
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