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Voltaren Arthritis Pain Topical Gel 1% -- 150 g - 5.29 oz


Voltaren Arthritis Pain Topical Gel 1%
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Voltaren Arthritis Pain Topical Gel 1% -- 150 g - 5.29 oz

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Voltaren Arthritis Pain Topical Gel 1% Description

  • The First Prescription Strength Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Gel for Arthritis Pain Relief
  • Diclofenac Sodium Topical Gel - 1%

Voltaren® Gel (diclofenac sodium topical gel) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for topical use only.

It contains the active ingredient, diclofenac sodium, in an opaque, white gel base. Diclofenac sodium is a white to slightly yellow crystalline powder. Diclofenac sodium is a benzeneaceticacid derivative.

 

Voltaren® Gel is indicated for the relief of the pain of osteoarthritis of joints amenable to topical treatment, such as the knees and those of the hands.


Directions

Use the lowest effective dosage for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals.

 

Dosing Card

 

The dosing card can be found attached to the inside of the carton.

 

The proper amount of Voltaren® Gel should be measured using the dosing card supplied in the drug product carton. The dosing card is made of clear polypropylene. The dosing card should be used for each application of drug product. The gel should be applied within the rectangular area of the dosing card up to the 2 gram or 4 gram line (2 g for each elbow, wrist, or hand, and 4 g for each knee, ankle, or foot). The 2 g line is 2.25 inches long. The 4 g line is 4.5 inches long. The dosing card containing Voltaren® Gel can be used to apply the gel. The hands should then be used to gently rub the gel into the skin. After using the dosing card, hold with fingertips, rinse, and dry. If treatment site is the hands, patients should wait at least one (1) hour to wash their hands.

 

Lower Extremities, Including The Feet, Ankles, Or Knees

Apply the gel (4 g) to the affected foot, ankle, or knee 4 times daily. VOLTAREN® GEL should be gently massaged into the skin ensuring application to the entire affected foot, or knee or ankle. The entire foot includes the sole, top of the foot and the toes. Do not apply more than 16 g daily to any single joint of the lower extremities.

 

Upper Extremities Including The Hands, Wrists, Or Elbows

Apply the gel (2 g) to the affected hand, wrist, or elbow 4 times daily. VOLTAREN® GEL should be gently massaged into the skin ensuring application to the entire affected hand, wrist, or elbow. The entire hand includes the palm, back of the hands, and the fingers. Do not apply more than 8 g daily to any single joint of the upper extremities.

 

Total dose should not exceed 32 g per day, over all affected joints.

 

Store at room temperature 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F). Keep from freezing. Store the dosing card with your Voltaren® Gel.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Ingredients: Active Ingredient: Diclofenac sodium in opac, white gel base.
Inactive Ingredients: Carbomer homopolymer Type C, cocoyl caprylocaprate, fragrance, isopropyl alcohol, mineral oil, polyoxyl 20 cetostearyl ether, propylene glycol, purified water, and strong ammonia solution.
Warnings

Special Precautions

  • Do not apply Voltaren® Gel to open wounds.
  • Avoid contact of Voltaren® Gel with eyes and mucous membranes.
  • Do not apply external heat and/or occlusive dressings to treated joints.
  • Avoid exposure of the treated joint(s) to natural or artificial sunlight.
  • Avoid concomitant use of Voltaren® Gel on the treated skin site with other topical products, including sunscreens, cosmetics, lotions, moisturizers, insect repellants, or other topical medications
  • Concomitant use of Voltaren® Gel with oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(NSAIDs) has not been evaluated, and may increase adverse NSAIDs effects. Do not use combination therapy with Voltaren® Gel and an oral NSAID unless the benefit outweighs the risk and conduct periodic laboratory evaluations.
  • Avoid wearing of clothing or gloves for at least 10 minutes after applying Voltaren® Gel .

 

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The exercise and inflammation link

Studies show that regular, moderate exercise tends to help lower markers of systemic inflammation — the type that is considered dangerous for overall health. Exercise can support the immune system, which manages inflammation responses, in a variety of ways. Here’s one example: recent research has found that just one 20-minute session of moderate treadmill exercise is capable of supporting a healthy inflammation response by regulating how many immune cells and inflammatory messengers are produced, including the types called necrosis factor and C-reactive protein (CRP). This happens because hormones such as epinephrine, which are released into the blood stream during exercise, trigger adrenergic receptors which immune cells possess. Other ways that exercise keeps inflammation in check is by helping people to maintain a healthy weight and avoid obesity, by boosting blood flow and circulation, and by aiding in functions of the lymphatic system which support detoxification. Some inflammation is actually expected when you work out, since physical activity is a considered a positive form of “stress” that causes your body to adapt and grow back stronger. You can actually thank inflammation in part for the increased strength, coordination and stamina you experience when you regularly workout and push yourself (in appropriate amounts, that is). That being said, too much exercise (also called over-training) can contribute to systematic inflammation by adding too much stress to the body.

Which types of exercises decrease inflammation?

Regular, moderate types of exercise seem to be best for managing inflammation. The main goal is to avoid being sedentary and to stay active in a variety of ways into older age, which supports not only immunity but also balance, flexibility and so on. Here are some examples of “moderate exercise”:
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Exercises that can increase inflammation

When it’s overdone, meaning too frequently and too intensely without enough time for recovery, exercise can wind up leading to increased markers of chronic inflammation. Studies show an increase in markers of inflammation only after intensive and long exercising without enough rest. Whether or not exercise is beneficial for someone’s help or not depends on the extent of tissue damage someone experiences while working out (some damage is normal) plus how much stress their body can handle. If someone becomes injured while working out but doesn’t give themselves a chance to health, the injury may become more severe and harder to recover from as inflammation worsens. You’re at increased risk for experiencing inflammation from exercise if you do too much:
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Anti-inflammatory foods and supplements

In addition to completing an appropriate amount of exercise each week, you can improve your diet to greatly help manage inflammation. Here are some components of eating an anti-inflammatory diet:
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  • Incorporate some of the top anti-inflammatory foods in your diet each week, such as: leafy greens, garlic, onions, berries, citrus fruits, herbs and spices like turmeric and garlic, other veggies like broccoli and peppers, etc.
  • Avoid processed and packaged foods as much as possible, emphasizing whole foods instead
  • Consume foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids often, such as fish such as salmon, sardines and nuts and seeds
  • Eliminate all trans fats and as much added sugar as possible, from things like sugary drinks, desserts, and fast food
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