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Diclotal 1 % Gel

Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Diclotal 1 % Gel

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Diclotal 1 % Gel

MRP
64.76
30 gm in 1 tube
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Medicine Overview of Diclotal Gel

Uses of Diclotal Gel

Diclotal 1 % Gel is used for pain relief.

Diclotal Gel side effects

Common

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

How to use Diclotal 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 cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Diclotal Gel works

Diclotal 1 % 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 Diclotal Gel

Expert advice for Diclotal Gel

  • It should be taken with food or milk to avoid getting an upset stomach.
  • It can cause serious complications like stomach bleeding and kidney problems if taken for a long time.
  • Diclotal 1 % Gel can raise a risk of blood clots, heart attack, or a stroke.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
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Diclotal Gel related warnings
Special precautions for Diclotal Gel
Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Diclotal 1 % 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
Diclotal 1 % 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

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Frequently asked questions about Diclotal 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 Diclotal along with vitamins?
Yes, Diclotal can be taken with vitamins. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can Diclotal be used for the treatment of hepatitis?
No, Diclotal is not approved for the treatment of hepatitis. Hepatitis is a condition where the liver is inflamed. Diclotal can, in fact, cause harm to the liver as a side effect.
Q. Can Diclotal be used after C-section?
Yes, Diclotal 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. Diclotal can be used to treat the pain that may occur after the operation.
Q. Can I use Diclotal for the treatment of arthritis?
Yes, Diclotal 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 Diclotal along with misoprostol?
Yes. It can be taken together. Misoprostol protects the stomach from irritating gastric effects of Diclotal. 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 Diclotal while I am on thyroxine?
Yes, Diclotal 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 Diclotal with diuretics?
No, Diclotal should not be used with diuretics. Diclotal 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 Diclotal a narcotic?
No, Diclotal is not a narcotic. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
Q. Can Diclotal be used along with warfarin?
No. Using Diclotal 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 Diclotal cause an ulcer?
Diclotal 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 Diclotal 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 Diclotal a painkiller?
Yes. Diclotal 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 Diclotal good for back pain?
Yes, Diclotal has been found to be effective to reduce back pain. Diclotal 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 Diclotal should be stopped before surgery?
Since Diclotal 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 Diclotal during my fever treatment?
Yes, Diclotal 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 Diclotal to treat a sore throat?
Sore throat is mostly caused by bacteria so antibiotics are given to treat a sore throat whereas Diclotal 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 Diclotal?
Diclotal 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 Diclotal to treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Diclotal 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 Diclotal cause sedation?
Diclotal is not known to cause sedation. There have been rare, an isolated case report of sedation with the drug.
Q. Can I take Diclotal for kidney stones?
Yes,Diclotal can be used to relieve the pain due to kidney stones. However, there is also a risk of kidney damage with Diclotal as its side effect. It is advised not to take Diclotal for a prolonged time for this condition without adequate monitoring.
Q. Can I use Diclotal with mifepristone?
These drugs should not be used together as the effect of mifepristone may be lowered by Diclotal. Mifepristone is used for medical abortion.
Q. Can I use Diclotal with lithium?
No.These drugs should not be used together as Diclotal increases the blood levels of lithium which may further increase the side effects.
Q. Can Diclotal affect the chance of conceiving?
Yes. Diclotal can sometime cause reversible infertility. Diclotal 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.
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