Pennsaid Topical Solution (Diclofenac)

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Pennsaid (Diclofenac) Medication Information

Uses

Pennsaid is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to treat osteoarthritis knee pain.

Dosage

The topical solution is available in 2% strength.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Pennsaid include:

  • Dry skin
  • Rash
  • Abdominal pain
  • Contact dermatitis

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Diclofenac Solution.

Precautions

There is a risk of serious cardiovascular, kidney, and gastrointestinal events while taking NSAIDs, patients should use the lowest dose of Pennsaid for the shortest amount of time.

While using Diclofenac Solution avoid sunlight.

Interactions

The most common drug interactions with Pennsaid include:

  • Diclofenac
  • Aspirin
  • Warfarin 

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Diclofenac Solution. 

Storage

Store at room temperature (77 ºF). 

Pharmacist Tips

  • Avoid Pennsaid contact with eyes.
  • Apply Diclofenac Solution to clean, dry skin.
  • The solution should be spread evenly on the skin around the back and front of the knee. 

Diclofenac Solution FAQs

How often can I apply Pennsaid?

Pennsaid can be applied to the knee two times a day.

 

Does Pennsaid reduce inflammation?

Yes, Diclofenac Solution in an NSAID, and it reduces inflammation.

 

Can I use Pennsaid on my hands?

It is recommended that Diclofenac Solution only be used on the knees.

 

What are the side effects of Pennsaid?

Common side effects of Diclofenac Solution are application site reactions, like dry skin, redness, itching, and scaling.

 

Is Pennsaid a steroid?

No, Pennsaid is an NSAID, it does not have a steroid. 

 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Pennsaid {package insert}. Hazelwood, MO: Mallinckrodt Brand Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; 2014.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2014/204623s000lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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