Pennsaid, also known as diclofenac, is a topical solution used to treat pain in the knees caused by osteoarthritis. This drug is only meant for the knee and should not be used on other parts of the body. Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Pennsaid include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of diclofenac.
What dosages are available for Pennsaid?
Pennsaid is available in generic and brand name 60 ml and 120 ml dosages.
What should I avoid while using Pennsaid?
It is important to avoid exposed treated skin to heat and sunlight. Avoiding alcohol to prevent the risk of stomach bleeding is also recommended. Ask your doctor before taking any cold or allergy medication.