Diclotas 1.16% 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.
Diclotas 1.16% Gel is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Diclotas 1.16% Gel does not usually affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Diclotas 1.16% Gel in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Diclotas 1.16% 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 8th Mar 2017.