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Solaraze Gel (Diclofenac Sodium)and/or alternatives
Solaraze 3% from $1.82 USD/gramSolaraze 3%
Manufactured by: Almirall Ltd
Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United KingdomRxPrescription Required
Diclofenac Sodium 3% from $1.76 USD/gramDiclofenac Sodium 3%
Generic Alternative to Solaraze Gel
Manufactured by: A UK MHRA approved Generic Manufacturer
Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United KingdomRxPrescription Required
General Information on Solaraze gel
Solaraze gel is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or an NSAID, which is used to treat join pain in hands, elbows, knees, ankles, wrists of a patient caused by osteoarthritis. The generic name of this drug is Diclofenac topical and the other brand names are Pennsaid and Voltaren Topical.
Solaraze gel works by inflammation- and pain-causing hormones in the body. It contains the active ingredient diclofenac sodium in addition to polyethylene glycol monomethyl ether, hyaluronate sodium, benzyl alcohol, and purified water. This medication is available as 50gm Solaraze gel and 100gm Solaraze gel tubes. 1 gm of Solaraze gel contains 30 mg of diclofenac sodium.
You can only buy Solaraze gel as per a doctor’s prescription.
Side effects of Solaraze gel
You should not buy Solaraze gel online if :
- You have allergy to aspirin or other NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naxproxen and celecoxib
- You have certain medical conditions
- Aspirin sensitive asthma
Before you buy Solaraze gel, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
- Medical history especially of kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Recent heart bypass surgery
- A bleeding or blood clotting disorder
- A history of stomach ulcer
Some of the common, side effects of this drug are:
- Diarrhea, gas
- Mild itching, redness, scaling, or other skin irritation
- Mild nausea
- Stomach pain
You should consult your doctor immediately if your experience any of the following side effects:
- Bloody or tarry stools, dark colored urine
- Pale or yellowed skin
- Bruising, severe tingling, numbness
- Fever, sore throat and headache
- Loss of appetite
- Swelling or rapid weight gain
Pregnant women should avoid Solaraze gel since it may lead to birth defects in an unborn baby. Nursing mothers should avoid this medicine since it passes into breast milk and can harm a nursing baby.
Dosage of Solaraze gel
The recommended dose of application is an effective amount of 50gm Solaraze gel tube or 100gm Solaraze gel tube twice a day. The amount needed depends upon the size of the affected joint/site. Usually 0.5 gm Solaraze gel is used on each 5 cm x 5 cm site. The recommended duration of therapy is 60 to 90 days. Complete relief of pain is evident only after 30 days of therapy.
To treat pain in the foot, Solaraze gel should be spread onto all the areas of the foot including toes and soles. And while treating the hand, Solaraze gel should be spread onto all the areas of the hand including the fingers and palms.
In case of a missed dose, a patient should apply the gel as soon as he or she remembers. You can continue with your regular schedule if it is already time for your next dose of this medicine. A patient should not apply extra gel to make up the missed dose. In case of an overdose, emergency medical help is needed.
Solaraze gel may have drug interactions if used with warfarin, cyclosporine, lithium, a diuretic, steroids and blood pressure medication. Drinking alcohol should be totally avoided since it could lead to stomach bleeding. Moreover, sunscreens, cosmetics, lotions, insect repellants should be avoided.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.