Buy Diclofenac Topical Pain Cream in Winnipeg
Diclofenac Topical Pain Cream is one of Tache Pharmacy’s compounding pharmacy laboratory’s most commonly compounded products. Diclofenac also goes by the brand name Voltaren®
Are you looking to buy diclofenac topical pain cream in Winnipeg?
Our compounding pharmacy can help.
Do you have a prescription for diclofenac cream? Feel free to use our online prescription order form to submit your prescription to us.
What is Diclofenac Topical Pain Cream Used For?
Diclofenac Topical Cream is most often used for pain and inflammation in joints due to arthritis. This cream can also be used for other conditions where inflammation is involved.
How Does Diclofenac Topical Pain Cream Work?
Diclofenac (Voltaren®) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or NSAID for short. Diclofenac, and other NSAIDS, work by blocking certain chemical messengers involved in producing pain in the body.
More specifically, diclofenac blocks the cyclooxygenase enzymes (COX-1 & COX-2). The COX enzymes are involved in the production of prostaglandins and thromboxanes. Prostaglandins are involved in producing the body’s inflammatory response. Therefore, by blocking COX enzymes diclofenac blocks the inflammation caused by prostaglandins in the body.
The topical cream formulation allows the diclofenac to be transported across the skin which can result in a higher concentration of the diclofenac at the area of application compared to taking the drug orally.
Are There Side Effects With Diclofenac Topical Cream?
With systemic/oral diclofenac (Voltaren®) there is a concern about the drug adversely effecting a person’s kidneys, blood pressure, etc. Because the diclofenac cream is applied topically, very little is absorbed systemically into the blood stream. Thus we don’t need to be as concerned about potential systemic side effects.
There can however be local side effects on the skin including redness, itching, swelling, itching, numbness, burning, tingling, etc. If you experience any of these side effects please let your physician and/or our pharmacists know right away.
Rarely, fatigue, nausea, lightheadedness, dizziness or mood changes can occur.
In what form can I get diclofenac topical pain cream?
Diclofenac (Voltaren®) specialty creams can be provided either in an ointment jar or in a convenient pump format. The pump allows for the accurate dispensing of the required amount of cream per dose. Many people find this helpful and convenient. If required other formats can be provided as well (e.g. tube, syringe, etc).
Our compounded diclofenac creams come in concentrations usually ranging from 5% to 12%. Single ingredient diclofenac creams are quite common. In fact, we regularly make stock of diclofenac 6%, diclofenac 8% and diclofenac 10% in Lipoderm. These strengths can usually be picked up the same day. Other strengths and combinations need to be compounded on an as needed basis and can take up to 48 hours to be made.
Feel free to download and print our Diclofenac Cream Prescription Template and provide it to your doctor.
How do I use diclofenac topical cream?
This cream is for EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
- Wash your hands before using (you may want to wear a rubber/vinyl/latex glove to apply the cream)
- Take the cap off of the pump (or lid off of the jar)
- Pump out (or scoop out) the prescribed volume onto the affected area or onto hand
- Rub the cream into the affected area gently until the cream is no longer visible. Continue to rub gently for an additional 60 seconds as this will allow the drug to penetrate deeper into the area.
- Do NOT apply a lot of pressure as this can increase pain in the area.
- Replace the cap/lid.
- Wash hands very well after applying.
- Avoid getting the application site wet for at least 1 hour after application.
- You do NOT need to apply an occlusive dressing/bandage over the applied area.
Download our Topical Pain Cream Patient Information Sheet.
How do I store this medication?
- Keep the medication at room temperature.
- Do NOT expose the medication to any extreme hot or cold temperatures.
- Keep away from bright light and excessive moisture.
- If you notice any discoloration or seperation of the product, contact the pharmacy.
- Be aware of the expiry date on the label.
How long does it take to get topical diclofenac cream?
Since these products are compounded they can take up to 2 days (48 hours) to make. Some common concentrations (6% and 8%) can often be obtained same day or next day.
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