Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Apply it on the affected area and allow it to stay before spitting or rinsing. Diclonac Gel may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Diclonac Gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Diclonac Gel is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Diclonac Gel does not usually affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Diclonac Gel in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Diclonac Gel in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Jan 2018.