Generic Name

Composition

Therapeutic Category

Division

Diclofenac + Methyl Salicylate + Linseed Oil

Diclofenac 1% w/w + Methyl Salicylate 10% w/w + Linseed Oil 3% w/w Gel

NSAID/Analgesic

TIME

    BRAND COMPOSITION DESCRIPTION
     SALIF

    Diclofenac Diethylamine BP            1.16%w/w

    equivalent to Diclofenac Sodium BP   1.0% w/w

    Linseed Oil                                                          3%w/w

    Methyl Salicylate                                            10%w/w

    White to off white coloured semi-solid emulsified gel  with characteristic smell and  mild burning sensation on application. 30 g filled in a printed lami tube 


    PHARMACOLOGY

    Pharmacotherapeutic Group:Topical Analgesic and Anti-inflammatory Preparation

     Diclofenac:

    Diclofenac, a phenylacetic acid derivative is a prototypical NSAID. It has potent anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic actions. It reversibly inhibits the enzyme, cyclooxygenase, thus resulting in reduced synthesis of prostaglandin precursors.

     Methyl Salicylate:

    Methyl Salicylate is a rubefacient. It produces reddening of the skin by the dilation of the blood vessels and gives a soothing feeling of warmth. It is also called as counter irritant as it produces its action by counter irritation.

     Linseed Oil:

    The Omega-3 found in Linseed Oil is a naturally occuring antiinflammatory agent. It inhibits arachidonic acid induced inflammation.

     INDICATIONS

    Rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Tendonitis, Bursitis, Sprain, Strain, Lumbago, Sports injury, Muscular Pain, Neck Pain, Frozen shoulder, Wrist pain

     DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION

    Apply in the affected area 3-4 times daily.

     ADVERSE DRUG REACTIONS

    Application site dermatitis, pruritus, erythema, paresthesia, dryness, irritation.

     PRECAUTIONS

    Salif gel should not be applied to open skin, wounds, infections, inflammation or exfoliative dermatitis as it may affect absorption and tolerability of the drug. Salif gel should not be allowed to come into contact with the eyes or mucus membranes.

     CONTRAINDICATIONS

    Patients with known hypersensitivity to diclofenac.

     PRESENTATION

    SALIF: Each tube contains 20gms of gel

    PATIENT INFORMATION

    Administration:Gently massage the gel into the skin of the affected area. Allow the medicine to dry for atleast 10 minutes before you wear clothes over the treated area. Wash your hands immediately after using this gel, unless your hands are part of the treated area. Do not wrap, bandage or apply heat to the treated area. Do not shower, bath or wash the treated area for at least 1 hour after you use Salif gel. Do not apply the gel to the infected skin open wounds or red, swollen or peeling skin.

    Storage: Store at 25 °C

    Pregnancy: Diclofenac-Category C

    Missed dose: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.